A bombshell was dropped on Jon Snow during the Season 8 premiere of Game Of Thrones on Sunday night.
And Twitter users were quick to poke fun at the complicated situation -which saw Jon’s friend Sam reveal that his new love Daenerys Targaryen is technically his blood relative.
‘I’M SHOOK. SAM TELLING THE TRUTH TO JON,’ said one post, alongside a photo of a wide-eyed little boy.
She’s my WHAT? A bombshell was dropped on Jon Snow during the Season 8 premiere of Game Of Thrones
Many fans had long speculated that Jon Snow was of royal lineage, even before a TV series was made of George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire book series.
However few had anticipated that Jon would sleep with Daenerys – who is technically his aunt- at the end of the previous season.
The only people who knew the truth about Snow is The Three Eyed Raven, a.k.a. Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), through his Greensight abilities, and Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), who Bran told in the Season 7 finale.
So when Jon’s longtime pal Samwell Tarly broke the news of his twisted family tree to the one-time ‘King In The North’, the internet erupted.
Uh-oh: Twitter users were quick to poke fun at the complicated situation -which saw Jon’s friend Sam reveal that his new love Daenerys Targaryen is technically his blood relative
And there were no shortage of other memes poking fun at the acclaimed series.
After one scene in which Cersei Lannister -whose character is known for committing acts of incest throughout the show- slept with a non-relative, @julian_hagins1 shared an iconic GIF of a crying/clapping Mariah Carey.
‘Cersei is finally sleeping with someone other than her own brother,’ he captioned the uproarious tweet.
Another tweet compared a scene from the episode, in which Jon and Daenerys ride dragons together, to the memorably romantic magic carpet ride scene from Disney’s 1992 film Aladdin.
Meme-worthy: Plenty of fans dropped well-worn memes when climatic events – like Cersei hooking up with a non-family member
A whole new world: One fan got definite Aladdin vibes from a scene in which Daenerys and Jon rode dragons together
Wildfire: Since the show’s debut back in 2011, there has been over 200 million Tweets dedicated to the immensely popular show
The show dominated Twitter even hours after it had finished airing, with all United States Twitter trends on the social networking platform dedicated to the fantasy series.
Apart from of course ‘Game Of Thrones’, other trending topics on Sunday night included ‘Bran’, ‘Sansa’, ‘Dany’, ‘Jaime’ and ‘Cersei’.
There had been over 472,000 tweets featuring the word ‘Bran’ alone.
‘You wild’: One fan saw the funny side of Jon Snow making out with a character who-unbeknownst to either of them- was his aunt
More memes: Many users poked fun at Samwell Tarly’s stoic demeanor when he was notified that his father and brother had been incinerated by a dragon
MJ: @sleepingangie also saw the funny side of Daenerys’ somewhat callous reveal of his family’s demise, likening it to the classic Michael Jordan meme image
One billion tuned in as the highly anticipated Game of Thrones kicked off its eighth and final season on HBO Sunday night with the season premiere, the first of a six-episode final season.
The anticipation for the premiere is at a fever pitch, with viewing parties set up in LA, New York and Londonamong other cities for fans to watch this long-awaited episode together.
The Season 7 finale set the stage for an epic battle, as The Night King (with the help of the resurrected dragon Viserion) destroyed The Wall at Eastwatch, entering Westeros for the first time.
While the Season 8 premiere did not show The Night King and his army advancing further into Westeros, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finally learned the truth about who he really is – the true heir to the Iron Throne, while his new queen, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) set foot in Winterfell for the first time.
Both sides now: Daenerys’ wonderfully awkward delivery of the bad news was also immortalized
Poor Sam: Users continued to pile on the maester-in-waiting, like in this meme by @TrendelAnderson
‘Mood’: Other users encapsulated their feelings about the episode with Pokemon memes
Tension: The episode’s final scene showed Jaime Lannister finally coming face to face with Bran Stark, the boy he crippled in the show’s first season
Haha: @HeavyArtilary mocked the way Jaime eyed Bran from across the courtyard
‘Feelings’: One fan used a KUWTK image to express how difficult they were finding it to ‘process’ the episode
Sip sip: While another user saw a way to make a comment on how much chemistry certain characters shared
Reese Witherspoon lead the charge on Game Of Thrones fan reactions on Sunday night.
The 43-year-old Big Little Lies star took to Twitter minutes before the highly anticipated Season 8 premiere to express her excitement.
‘Have a very important date with my couch tonight… excited is an understatement!!!!!!’ wrote the Academy Award-winning actress, accompanied by a hilarious GIF of the villainous Night’s King dancing.
Reactions are coming: Reese Witherspoon lead the charge on Game Of Thrones fan reactions on Sunday night
Tribute: Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has continued to show her love and support over the seasons, previously even performing the theme song with her spectacular operatic vocals
Puppy love: The Tonight Show host shared a snap of himself holding ‘direwolves’ while apparently dressed as the late great Ned Stark
Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has continued to show her love and support over the seasons, previously even performing the theme song with her spectacular operatic vocals.
‘May the best house win @GameOfThrones is back TONIGHT! Who’s watching? #ForTheThrone,’ she tweeted on Sunday.
The beauty even sported one of their big robes and Photoshopped herself into a photo.
And it’s not just celebs gearing up for the premiere, popular eatery Shake Shack has been getting on board as well.
‘Today the Dragonstone Throne popped up at the West Village Shack to celebrate the launch of our @GameOfThrones menu.,’ they wrote on Friday.
And The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon took to social media to share a snap of himself holding ‘direwolves’ while apparently dressed as the late great Ned Stark, who died way back in the show’s first season.
Screening party: Modern Family star Sofia Vergara shared snaps from her Game Of Thrones screening party
Queen: The Colombian beauty got into character for the event