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The Battle of Winterfell has come and gone, but scientific evidence of fans getting absolutely shook by all the tragic deaths and undead stabbing is here forever. Some Game of Thrones fans happened to have their smartwatches and other wristwear on during the episode’s high-stakes theatrics. It turns out a lot of them might want to watch their health a little more closely, as the episode evidently raised their heart rates and alerted their smartwatches.
First, you had the accessories that were just a bit too insistent.
We’re honestly surprised no one is reporting accidental ambulance calls.
*watching Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3*— bæchristine (@christinealiani) April 29, 2019
Apple Watch: *breathe*
Apple Watch: *Your Heart Rate is over 120 BPM*
Apple Watch: are you fucking good? #GameofThrones
Aye man. My heart rate went to almost 100 bpm. Game of Thrones is tew much pic.twitter.com/dk4yV5YfXc— Kels 🎀 (@_MelaninMulan_) April 29, 2019
Some folks might have brought snacks and their fanciest sweatpants for the episode, but some folks were clearly getting their workout in while watching.
my smart watch noting my rapidly arising heart rate is really not helping me right now. #GameOfThrones— betsy connors (@yournewbff) April 29, 2019
Then, of course, you just had the folks who were stressed as hell.
Game of Thrones.... you’re breaking my heart.... literally my bpm is 125 rn— Addie (@LoveCakes69) April 29, 2019
Game of Thrones Battle has me on the edge of my seat already! Only 15 minutes in n now an advert! Fitbit has my heart rate at 75 bpm and I’ve reset my arse to the back of the seat.— Nelsonman (@ricNVsilva) April 29, 2019
Then there’s this person, whose heart rate seemed to slow down right alongside the final scenes between the Night King, Bran, Arya, and perhaps Melisandre.
This guy sounds like he could handle his own during the Battle of Winterfell, what with all the weightlifting and extreme couch cardio.
It was a pulse-pounding episode if there ever was one. Relax that heart rate by reflecting on every major character who died during the battle, and what secrets there are to find in the episode’s final moments.
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Joseph Knoop is a gaming writer for Daily Dot, a native Chicagoan, and a slave to all things Overwatch. He co-founded the college geek culture outlet ByteBSU, then interned at Game Informer, and now writes for a bunch websites his parents have never heard of.