We’ve nearly made it through two weekends without watching a new Game of Thrones episode. But take yourself back, if you will, to the night you watched the show’s series finale, then freeze-frame your face on the moment when Jon Snow (Kit Harington) psychs out his lover/aunt/queen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) by seemingly going in for a kiss and then stabbing her to death. Probably you look something like Clarke in her read-through for the final episode, as featured in the new Game of Thrones documentary The Last Watch, which HBO released last weekend to fill our Thrones void. Just look!
Now fast-forward a few seconds. Drogon the dragon, previously thought to have the intellectual capacity of a newt, is melting the Iron Throne out of a deeply neoliberal sense of symbolic justice. Your face probably looked like Kit Harington’s in the same read-through.
We’re sad too.