MAJOR SPOILERS ahead if you haven't seen last night's episode of Game of Thrones ("The Watchers on the Wall")!
Jon Snow may know nothing, but Jon Bon Jovi has always known a thing or two about love, and he knows what gives it a bad name. Of course, someone would be quick to turn last night's bit of Game of Thrones' heartbreak into today's viral video, with a bit of help from a New Jersey rock band's classic tune.
Via Uproxx, the video comes to us courtesy of YouTube user Da Italian Fish and begins with the moment Jon Snow steps out in front of Ygritte, whose bow is at the ready. But she's not nearly as prepared to pierce Jon Snow's heart, despite their spotty history. One of them was going to die. Ygritte's hesitance decided who, as she was "shot through the heart" by Olly, a young fighter, who seemed to have plucked up the courage to abandon his hiding place and join in the fray.
The moment the arrow comes through her chest, the video blasts the opening lines of "You Give Love A Bad Name," a song off Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet album. Ygritte's the one shot through the heart, but it might be fair to say that they both gave love a bad name here. Their relationship really was doomed from the start. But it seems like Ygritte was aware of that. Watch the full scene below...
"Do you remember that cave?" Ygritte asks with her last remaining breaths. "We should have stayed in that cave."
She likely realizes that that the cave should have been both the beginning and the end of their relationship. It was a mistake to try to take it further. It only brought pain and disappointment and people getting shot with arrows. Jon Snow thinks they'll go back there, but Ygritte knows Jon Snow knows nothing. Rest in peace, Ygritte!
And with that, we move on without one of the more likable characters in this excellent series. I suppose that should've been expected, what with Joffrey's exit and all. Balance needs to be restored somehow.
There's just one episode left in Season 4 of Game of Thrones. Check out the preview for the season finale here. And read our breakdown of last night's episode here. Game of Thrones airs Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.
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