In an era of many shows dumping a full season on a streaming platform overnight, the days leading to this week's episode of Game of Thrones were interminably long. The show has been building to a massive military confrontation between Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister for so long it almost seemed unfair when "The Last of the Starks" ended with Daenerys standing outside the gates of King's Landing.
Fans got what they wanted and a whole lot more in "The Bells." There were loads of opinions about the show's penultimate episode, many of them hilarious and meme-worthy, including jokes before the episode even aired about this episode of Game of Thrones landing on Mother's Day. (A handful of those wound up being right.) Here are some of the best reactions to Sunday's episode.
Early in the episode, we bid farewell to the master of whispers. Varys was done-in for attempting to betray Daenerys and back Jon Snow as King of the Seven Kingdoms.