Fans Love 'GoT's Newest 'Ship

by Victoria McNally
Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO

At last, a ship worth rooting for on Game of Thrones! Daenerys Targaryen's translator, Missandei, and the leader of her Unsullied army, Grey Worm, have always been pretty adorable in their conversations together, but somehow never managed to hook up — which makes sense when you remember that Unsullied are eunuchs, of course. But in "Stormborn," the second episode of Season 7, Missandei and Grey Worm finally got together on Game of Thrones, which translated (see what I did there?) into a completely loving and beautiful scene that has the entire Internet losing it.

First off, Grey Worm began by explaining to Missandei that she is his weakness — meaning that because of her, he has something to live for in a way that Unsullied usually do not have, and that makes him afraid to lose her. Naturally, that kind of smoothness and earnestness made a lot of people on Twitter swoon, because what else are you supposed to do when you're watching a cute boy totally open his heart up to a girl after three television seasons worth of clearly being into her? Sit there and pretend you're not melting into a puddle? That wasn't an option during this scene.

The two kissed once before in Season 5, but it was clear from the get-go that this was going to be different this time around...

Fans were also excited to point out the power inherent in such a representation of two black characters having a loving, tender experience, particularly on a show that happens to be almost entirely dominated by white actors.

It also certainly didn't hurt that Grey Worm decided to express his love for Missandei by going down on her, which is definitely not something you see often enough on TV.

Now Grey Worm has to go lead the Unsullied army to take Casterly Rock from the Lannisters, and here's to hoping he makes it back in one piece. Game of Thrones is known for the casual way it kills off characters, but surely they wouldn't be so cruel as to kill off the best pairing on the show so soon after it gets going... right?