The latest season of Game of Thrones has taken its time to spark into life, but ignite it sure-as-hell did this week, with a huge, 15-minute throwdown in which the little-seen White Walkers and their army of zombified slaves launched an all-out assault on perennial nice guy Jon Snow and his new Wildling allies.
Following the impressive battle, Snow – sailing away from danger – and the White Walker’s long-fabled leader, The Night’s King, exchanged a glare over the water, before the icy monarch slowly lifted his arms and raised the dead Wildlings to reinforce his army of wights.
It was one of the greatest ‘come at me bro’ moments in television history. And, seeing as Game of Thrones is the most meme-friendly TV show ever made bar none, the internet has been hard at work this week making the scene hilarious.
Here are some of the best.
White Walkers… #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/bZ0LDg1kDc
— Tyrion Lannister (@GoT_Tyrion) June 1, 2015
ha! GOT could do with Rick Grimes right now! #GoTSeason5 #Hardhome pic.twitter.com/WmuhtnOPgk
— Dean Mc Kinney (@DeanMcKinney3) June 1, 2015
Game of Thrones is another level #Hardhomepic.twitter.com/IVeWUdzIDJ — Tyrion Lannister (@GoT_Tyrion) June 1, 2015