Warning: Spoilers ahead from Sunday's "Game of Thrones" episode.
As the chess pieces continue to be set in place, we're tumbling with increasing pace towards huge things HBO won't be able to take back, and the exciting conclusion to every fan theory left to be wrapped up, and a very definite sense of hysteria is creeping into the fanbase.
"The Queen's Justice" was swift and satisfying.
In Game of Thrones, you win or you die, and that's true of several fan-favorite characters.
And, of course, there's Jon Snow, who knows something now and has the formidable Daenerys, Mother of Dragons, to impress.
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After curing Ser Jorah Mormont's deadly greyscale infection, Samwell Tarly and the fallen knight try and pretend that the Daenerys Targaryen lackey magically got cured over night.
Grey Worm mounted an impressive offensive on the seat of House Lannister, Casterly Rock, only to be overshadowed by Euron Greyjoy's tenacious fleet.
Meanwhile, he brokered a deal between Jon Snow and Dany when hopes of an alliance were all but dashed. Below, read many of our readers' unfiltered reactions, and then be sure to join the discussion to give us your own thoughts. Let's qualify that, though: this character certainly did not do so without adding their candid two cents.
After his victory, Jaime goes to the top of the castle to kill the last Tyrell alive, Lady Olenna.
In "The Queen's Justice", Jaime stormed Highgarden, the Tyrells' land, and took all of the Tyrells' wealth and gold.
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Revenge is a dish best served in a goblet full of poison, according to Jaime Lannister. And, boy, did she go out in style-delivering more of those famous retorts and zingers in her final exchange with Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).
Olenna didn't gloat like the Red Viper, or angrily choke like Joffrey.
There have been more than a few memorable deaths on Game of Thrones, but leave it to Lady Olenna to be a badass in her final moments.
Olenna coldly describes the wretched circumstances of Joffrey's ousting, as he turned purple and foamed from the mouth. "It was disgusting enough for me", she said of Joffrey's death. Jaime turned away before the queen's actual demise, and so did the cameras. We have only four episodes to go, and it's time for "GoT" to kick it up several notches - or we might fall asleep before anyone finds out who will sit on the Iron Throne.
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