Warning: This post is dark and full of spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1
Winter is finally here in Westeros and we caught the first glimpse of our favourite characters in the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere. There were dragons, reunions, emotional hugs and some much-needed bean spilling. In addition, there was a brand new introduction sequence which possibly foreshadows what is yet to come.
This is it. The beginning of the end. End of an era. Brace yourselves, Winter is Here. Happy Game of Thrones day everyone. pic.twitter.com/wb74i09Poz
— lady of the flowers (@opheliawtf) April 14, 2019
Fans got a brilliant start to Monday morning because Jon Snow finally ‘knows’ and there were so many moments in the episode that were meme-worthy. And the Twitterati didn’t hold back.
The kiss between the power couple Jon and Dany (with Drogon menacingly watching) gave birth to a spate of rib-tickling memes.
— M. (@mrvkcyt) April 15, 2019
— Robin (@robinjagal) April 15, 2019
Jon kisses Dany:
Drogon: I'ma barbeque yo ass bastard pic.twitter.com/3LwPKwZfYD
— Marcus (@MarcMasanja) April 15, 2019
— Peter Tran (@thedunklistt) April 15, 2019
Cersei’s disappointment over the Golden Company leaving behind their elephants also sparked some laughs.
Cersei be like pic.twitter.com/3m0LRASPQ3
— sbeve (@santicev) April 15, 2019
euron: did i please u?
cersei: i really wanted those elephants
— arya apologist vaI (@cerseils) April 15, 2019
Game of Thrones Spoiler:
Cersei hearts elephants.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 15, 2019
Arya Stark met up with Jon, Gendry and The Hound and fans were over the moon.
— Slartibartfast (@Slartib60957079) April 15, 2019
— Josephine's Daughter (@kpringer) April 15, 2019
— Garner of House Montgomery (@garner_mont) April 15, 2019
Here are some funny takes on other scenes from the premiere that had us in splits.
— Niall (@niallmoran_) April 15, 2019
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) April 15, 2019
Everyone: Minding their own business.
— DanOfTheNorth🐺 (@DanWithAPlan1) April 15, 2019
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) April 15, 2019
— Trent Cramer (@trentswrong) April 15, 2019
— Elle🥂 (@gxmchl) April 15, 2019
When the trailer came out, we’d dissected each and every scene for easter eggs. Some of them were shown in episode 1 while the rest have been teased for episode 2. Can’t wait for April 22 to see what’s going to happen. Are you as excited as we are?