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12 Tweets That Perfectly Captured Last Night’s “Game of Thrones” Episode

To say that last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” was a shocker would be an understatement. The always-unpredictable television phenomenon threw everyone for a loop when they turned one of the most beloved heroic characters on the show into a homicidal maniac.

Yes, Season 8’s fifth episode was a doozy, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t make for some great television. Twitter practically exploded last night with live-tweeted reactions and hilarious memes that helped us process all the carnage. Take a look at the best tweets below!

1. “It was all a dream…”

This meme says it all. At this point, all we can do is hope that the series finale will be Ned Stark waking up in bed next to Caitlyn and telling her: “You won’t believe the nightmare I just had.”

2. Greyworm did all of us dirty

At least Daenerys has an excuse for going crazy–madness runs in her blood. What’s your excuse for killing thousands of innocent woman and children, Greyworm? Huh? We’re waiting.

3. Literally all of our faces after Dany snapped:

In the immortal words of Tyra Banks, Cycle Four of America’s Next Top Model: “We were rooting for you!!! We were all rooting for you!!!”

4. Dany totally had us fooled with her campaign promises

Exactly this. It just doesn’t make sense–what happened to her grand ideas of peace, freedom, and prosperity for all of her subjects?

5. When Jon realized he was on the bad-guy team

But also…the dude could have helped prevent this whole scenario if he had just given the lady what she wanted when she asked for it (wink wink).

6. Here is an actual, real-life preview of next week’s episode:

We literally can’t wait to see what Daenerys has to say for herself when Jon inevitably confronts her next episode.

7. Of course, the more philosophical branch of Twitter had some thoughts

This episode just proved all of those theories about Daenerys’s wokeness as being performative. Was it simply just manipulation all along?

8. Maybe Daenarys was the mastermind behind the restrictive abortion bill all along

At this point, we wouldn’t put it past her. Sure, we used to stan for her, but in the golden words of Mariah Carey, now…we don’t know her.

9. Varys was right in the end (as he always was)

RIP, Varys. You were the shady queen none of us deserved.

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10.The requisite Spongebob meme

The only difference being that Dany and Drogon had no intent to save King’s Landing. They wanted that ish to burn.

11. Jon and Tyrion’s reaction to Dany’s breakdown that literally everyone warned them about

Even two of the smartest, most instinctual men of GOT were blinded by their loyalty to their charismatic queen.

12. Here’s to hoping there will be some silver lining in the finale

There’s always hope for a Tormund and Brienne happy ending that might make all the carnage worth it

The Youngest Woman To Ever Hold The Gavel In Congress Is AOC And It Just Seems Right

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The Youngest Woman To Ever Hold The Gavel In Congress Is AOC And It Just Seems Right

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to make her mark in Washington. Aside from continuing to fight for the environment via her Green New Deal and introducing a 3-month paid parental leave policy, the New York native is working hard for Americans every day. She doesn’t take any of it for granted either; she understands the obstacles she endured to get where she is. This weekend she hit another historical moment and took time to reflect on what she has achieved so far.

Yesterday, for an hour, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez led the House making history as the youngest women to do so.

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez presided over the House for about an hour in routine rotation. Various members of the Democratic party take over for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi title role, and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was grateful for her turn.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez took this shining moment as an opportunity to thank the New Yorkers who voted her into office.

“Today I presided over the House floor for the first time,” she tweeted. “Every day here is a sacred privilege and responsibility entrusted to me by my community. I never forget that, and moments like these drive it home. Thank you to the people of NY14 + beyond. This House belongs to all of us.”

She may have stumbled a little during her delivery, but who could blame her? Standing up there can be quite intimidating.

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According to Reuters, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez messed up a couple of times while asking some of the lawmakers up to speak.

“For what purpose does the gentleman from Ohio—um, from Illinois, excuse me, seek recognition?” she said. But who doesn’t mess up while talking on stage?! She’s only human.

After her moment was over, she told reporters that she wishes she could have taken more pictures.

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“That was my first time presiding,” she said. “And it’s exciting. It’s certainly a view. I wish we could, I wish we were allowed to take photos.”

Don’t worry, we got your back. Here’s the entire clip and you can take as many screenshots as you like.

How do you think she did leading the House? Let us know in the comment section below!

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