Fans of Game of Thrones found themselves rushing to their Facebook Live-viewing devices on Thursday, Mar. 9 for what they were told would be the announcement of the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere date. A post from the official Facebook page claimed, "Join us today on Facebook Live at 2PM ET to help reveal the #GoTS7 premiere date." And so, fans tuned in. The results of the video were certainly surprising, and some fans had the best reactions to the announcement... and a whole lot of questions about what happened to the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere date video.
Shortly after 2 p.m. things got... interesting. The live video showed a giant block of ice with some sort of metal plate frozen inside sitting on a dais surrounded by the sort of lanterns Daenerys Targaryen used to kill the roomful of Khals. Fans were prompted to type "FIRE" in the comments, so someone off screen with what looked like a flamethrower could torch the ice block, revealing the date. Unsurprisingly, torching a giant ice block takes a zillion and a half years, so fans sat for 10 minutes, staring at this slow-melting (perhaps slower than other large blocks of ice) icy cube. Meanwhile, cast members like Bran Stark actor Isaac Hempstead Wright urged fans to comment "fire" as a means of melting the ice.
And then the video abruptly ended, leaving fans bewildered and wondering when they'd get that beloved premiere date. The video has continued to flicker on and off throughout its live stream.
We will be back and ready for more fire soon. #GoTS7— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) March 9, 2017
While we were all losing our minds — and the video was finally coming back — some fans had the best reactions.
1. The One That Referenced Technical Difficulties
Technical difficulties are always funny.
2. The One That Accepted Their Game of Thrones Obsession
Today I learned I will literally watch a block of ice melt if the game of thrones label is slapped on it #GOTs7— Caitlin Duffy (@duffosaurus_rex) March 9, 2017
Hey, we're all in the same boat. No judgments here.
3. The One That Called HBO Out As Trolls
Seriously, maybe they should officially rename the series.
4. The One That Couldn't Deal
None of us have any chill about this and that's OK.
5. The One With Some Side-Eye
Oh sorry, I meant to say *necessary* side-eye.
6. The One Who Acknowledged There Was No Turning Back
I'm watching a block of ice melt that's going to announce the premiere date for #GoTS7 and I'm in way too deep to quit— Josh (@KoopsNet) March 9, 2017
At least we're all in this together, right?
7. The One Who Decided To Just Start Watching The Series Again
I'm going to start my annual binge watch of Game of Thrones from Season 1. Guarantee I'll be done before that ice melts #GOTs7— Lisa U (@U_LisaU) March 9, 2017
Maybe we should all stop staring at this block of ice and join in a good ole-fashioned rewatch.
8. The One Who Kept It Short And Sweet
9. The One Still Trying To Keep Cool
Embrace the world of no chill, friend. There's thousands of us with you.
10. The One Who Admitted They'd Rather Watch Ice Melt Than Be In Class
11. The One That Threw Shade At The Freys
12. The One That Called For Wildfire
If only 'twere a true substance.
13. The One That Recommended Rehearsals
It's always nice when GoT teaches the life lessons.
14. The One With An On-Point Jon Snow Gif
Always a pleasure to see you, Mr. Snow.
15. The One Who Got Dark
Wow. I think I need to jerk my eyes away from Facebook and watch a quick cat video after that assessment of humanity.
16. The One That Was Still Hopeful
Oh, you sweet summer child.
17. The One Who Actually Liked It
Guys, "genial" means "awesome" in French. Are watching the same thing as this person?