The official Twitter account for The Walking Dead commented on the latest Game of Thrones episode. The penultimate episode for Game of Thrones' season 7, 'Beyond the Wall', accidentally leaked online ahead of its premiere and was pulled from HBO's foreign accounts, but not before people managed to record the episode. Those who managed to stay spoiler-free on the highly-anticipated episode were treated to ground-breaking revelations for those who live south of the Wall.
In the episode, audiences saw Jon, Jorah, the Hound, and the rest of the group (who've been likened to groups such as Task Force X and the Seven Samurai) attempt to capture one wight (the reanimated corpses that make up the White Walker's Army of the Dead) so that they can convince Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister, as well as anyone else who will listen, that the real war is in the north, fighting the White Walkers, and not in the south squabbling for the Iron Throne.
At one point, Jon and his band of warriors were surrounded by thousands of dead soldiers, and Daenerys flew with her dragons to help Jon and his crew. Although she was successful in rescuing them, one of her children, was unfortunately killed by the Night King, who used one of his ice spears to slay the dragon, seemingly leveling the odds with the living. It turns out, The Walking Dead's social media crew caught the latest episode, and they compared their two respective zombie armies on Twitter. Take a look:
The zombie apocalypse is tough, but at least our walkers don't know how to use spears ? #GameofThrones
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) August 21, 2017
It's true that the walkers on The Walking Dead can be quite tough to defeat, especially in large numbers, but at least they don't have leaders who are intelligent enough to launch javelin spears at the living. As for Game of Thrones, learning that Daenerys' dragons can be defeated, and the fact that the White Walkers now have their own dragon, it will certainly be tougher to defeat the Army of the Dead than they previously thought. However, they also now know that they can defeat the entire army by merely killing the Night King and his band of White Walkers.
As for the tweet itself, it's always great to see (seemingly) competing companies and properties joke with each other, especially when it comes to comic book and fantasy novel materials such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. People have compared both shows over the years, not because they have a whole lot in common, but because they are both rating juggernauts. Game of Thrones has posted record-breaking viewership numbers this season, even after multiple episodes leaked online, and The Walking Dead has retained its position as the highest-rated show on cable, despite having dropped in the ratings in recent years.
Game of Thrones concludes season 7 this Sunday @9pm on HBO. The Walking Dead season 8 premiere Sunday, October 22 on AMC.
Source: The Walking Dead