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Twitter’s Best Reactions to GAME OF THRONES’ “The Long Night”
Warning: Major spoilers for Game of Thrones‘ “The Long Night” follow.

If you squinted hard enough, you may have been able to make out an epic battle at the gates of Winterfell in the third episode of Game of Thrones‘ final season. Dubbed “The Long Night,” the 90-minute-long episode showcased the long-awaited bout of warfare between the living and the dead, albeit beneath practically sub-visible lighting.

Fans who’ve been preparing emotionally for the battle may have been surprised to see so many major characters survive; and while this may sound like happy news, some viewers seem to be digesting the choice as a betrayal of Game of Thrones‘ celebrated proclivity for unpredictable character kills. (This is the show that shocked and wowed us all by axing its own beloved character in the first season finale, after all.)

Thoughts on these and other matters can be found all over Twitter, as usual, and we’ve rounded up some of the best reactions to Game of Thrones‘ “The Long Night” for your reading pleasure.

Some fans took issue with the living’s de facto general Daenerys’ lacking leadership skills. Not to mention her righthand man Jon Snow’s questionable decision-making.

Others were displeased by the low lighting that made the entire episode fairly difficult to watch.

And some fans were just overall underwhelmed.

But not all! Plenty of viewers were effectively thrilled (and freaked out), even if they had some reservations.

A few others just got silly.

Of course, there’s always room for gags about Bran.

Perhaps the Battle of Winterfell wasn’t exactly what a lot of us expected to be. But between Arya’s moment of heroism and the survival of Ghost (check the next episode preview!) we can’t be too upset.

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