[Warning: spoilers from last night’s Game of Thrones abound, obviously]
Sure, if you’ve read the books or if you’re just more cynical than me, then you probably saw the end of last night’s Game of Thrones coming. Everything was looking like it was going to be wrapped up perfectly — everyone’s favorite characters (i.e., Oberyn and Tyrion) were going to emerge victorious from the episode, with the former getting his revenge and the latter making it two-for-two as far as striking it lucky on the trial by combat front. And then, damn it, Oberyn got cocky — just winning the fight wasn’t enough, it seemed. No, he wanted a confession, too. And boy, did he ever get one. Ugh. If you ended up howling at your television in horror at what transpired, you weren’t alone; here are some of the best reactions from the world of Twitter.
So, first up, if you noticed a similarity to The Princess Bride, no, you weren’t the only one:
But wait, he can’t die!
And dear god, what a way to go:
Perhaps the worst part of Oberyn making such a bollocks of the fight is that he had it:
Or, more succinctly:
Others responded with gallows humor:
The show’s cast had things to say, too: