Game Of Thrones: Episode One Contains The Show's 'Scariest Moment' Yet

Before we kick off, if you've not seen the latest instalment of Game of Thrones, read no further. This article contains a load of spoilers.

Wow. OK, let's just catch our breath. The first episode of the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones has just finished. Let's face facts, it didn't disappoint.

Despite all the intrigue - Jon Snow riding a dragon, finding out he's the rightful heir to the Iron Throne (as well as some uncomfortable family truths) - there was one moment in the opening episode that could possibly be the scariest moment in the entire show.

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

Sure, we've had some terrifying and gross moment before now, but has anyone ever jumped out of their skin like they did when that dead kid who was speared to the wall as part of a grotesque symbol from the Night King came back to life?


Anyway, that was the most shocking part of the episode, and that's going some way given that we found out that one of the main characters isn't who he thinks he is.

But was it the most terrifying thing that has ever happened on the show? Who actually knows? For some people, that will always be the moment when Oberyn Martell gets his head squashed in by The Mountain. That's not real terror, though.

This is real terror.

It was building up for ages before it actually happened. The characters seen are wandering around a darkened and seemingly abandoned castle - the home of the Umbers, Last Hearth - in silence.

A sound is heard and they flatten themselves against a wall. Don't worry, though. It's just the other lads wandering around the castle.

They've made a discovery, though.

It's a grisly one. A symbol made of body parts on the wall with the corpse of young Lord Umber speared into the middle of it.

Well, we all know what happens next.

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

He is, of course, now a fully fledged member of the army of the dead. The eyes fling open and are bright blue - a dead giveaway, if you'll excuse the completely intended pun - that the Little Lord means business.

Anyway, a lot of you seem to agree that it might just be the scariest bit of Game of Thrones to date. It's only going to get worse, though.

Oh yeah, the Night King is through the wall now. Soon he'll be at Winterfell. That means trouble. The bodies are going to start piling up.

Or maybe they'll just be brought back to life in terrifying circumstances as horrible zombie kids. That's probably more likely.

Was this the scariest bit of Game of Thrones for you? Let us know what you reckon over at Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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