"The Long Night," the third episode of the eighth and final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, has taken social media by storm, shocking us all with some intriguing new plot developments (such as Arya Stark taking down the Night King) and some heartbreaking character deaths.
Among those we lost on Sunday night's episode: Ser Jorah Mormont, the exiled knight who pledged his loyalty to Daenerys Targaryen from the moment she became a Khaleesi, a queen of the nomadic Dothraki, in Season 1.
It was a sad end for one of our mainstays, and Emilia Clarke, who plays our Dany, paid tribute to her costar Iain Glen, who played Ser Jorah right to the bitter end.
These two have no doubt grown very close over the years, and Clarke shared a behind-the-scenes selfie of herself and Glen––still in his battle makeup––captioned with lyrics from Bonnie Tyler's 1988 hit "The Best."
Ser Jorah's death was one of the saddest moments from "The Long Night," bringing the story of a great knight's lifetime of service to a close.
Fans loved Clark's tribute, too.
Ser Jorah was a hero and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
You bet he was, and don't forget the moment Dany's dragon came down to grieve alongside her!
Ser Jorah was at Dany's side from the very start––of course, you've been pretty invested in their relationship!
In a cast of such great characters, he immediately stood out.
No, we're pretty sure you're crying.
IT DEFINITELY DID.
Even HBO was emotional.
In a recent interview with People, Clarke shared that she and Glen became instant friends from the moment he comforted her following a mishap during her first day on set:
"The first day on set I fell off my horse and cried. I have the most visceral memory of the first day, it is Iain Glen calming the horse, calming me, and I was like: 'That is my friend for life.'"
Glen, for his part, revealed that he tried to make a farewell speech during his last day on set but that the "words didn't come out."
He expressed his gratitude for the experience:
"I've really enjoyed the journey as a whole. I loved going on the journey with Peter Dinklage, we had great fun doing that. But Daenerys and being by her side has always been my strongest association."
We'll miss you, Ser Jorah, but we're certain you're still watching over your Khaleesi.