If you haven’t seen the Game of Thrones’ latest episode, “The Last of the Starks,” you may want to spare yourself from reading further.
We’ll be here when you’re ready.
Fans of Grey Worm and Missandei were devastated over a major GoT plot point in the final season’s fourth episode, and actor Jacob Anderson, who plays the commander of Daenerys’s Unsullied, drove fans further into despair.
Anderson, who uses the alias Raleigh Ritchie as a musician and rapper, posted a tribute video immortalizing his character and onscreen love, Missandei of Naath, whose life came to a tragic end through beheading by orders of Cersei.
Fans who have rooted for the romantic couple wailed over the ending of the slave interpreter and felt the gut-wrenching agony of Grey Worm witnessing Missandei’s execution.
To soften the blow, Anderson tweeted them doing the Running Man challenge, writing:
“I know it hurts. But Somewhere in the multiverse @missnemmanuel.”
— Raleigh Ritchie (@RaleighRitchie) May 7, 2019
The Running Man challenge is the latest viral trend in which participants post videos of themselves running in place.
The silly stationary dance craze started when Maryland basketball players Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley took it to the mainstream by showing off their skills while listening to 1996 R&B song “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s.
— Jen Phipps (@phippi92) May 7, 2019
Ideas for a sequel are being hatched.
Natalie better be in the next album, playing a trumpet or summat
— Tommo Vance-o (@TommyVance42) May 7, 2019
No amount of dancing can get these mourners to cut a rug.
My heart broke for Greyworm in that scene 💔 such a beautiful innocent relationship!you can bet your ass Greyworm is going to unleash the full Unsullied badassery for what they did to Missande! I cannot wait to see him get his revenge! Missande was one of the best people in GOT😭
— Sophie Poel (@SophieMckenzie2) May 7, 2019
Oh, people were seriously in denial.
But whatever makes them happy.
They went to Narth. The show ended exactly there. What do you mean something afterwards? Nothing ever happened!
— Celine (@minytrash) May 7, 2019
The love for Grey Worm and Missandei is forever immortalized.
Awesome, you two are amazing, both on screen and off! pic.twitter.com/KyIlxRyrCH
— me not you (@Isobelwilson8) May 7, 2019
I love these characters so much! They were the only people on the show that looked like me. Thank you for portraying them with such honor and dignity! Why am I so emotional? I’m still not okay. pic.twitter.com/lmpacK76bd
— Angelica Lopez (@melaninmami2816) May 7, 2019
As the death toll mounts, we’ll all be needing some therapy when all this is over.
Until then, cue the music.