The 5 most talked-about moments from this week’s ‘Game of Thrones’

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Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones.”
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Warning: spoilers ahead for Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” “Battle of the Bastards.”

This week’s “Game of Thrones” staged two great battles this week.

First, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) faced an attack by the slave masters on Meereen, then Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) took the fight to Winterfell.

But which moments had fans talking the most?

Social-media monitoring platform Brandwatchfound more than 114,000 “Thrones”-related mentions on Twitter during the one-hour episode and identified the scenes when conversation peaked.

Here are the five most talked-about moments from the latest “Game of Thrones” episode:


5. RIP Rickon Stark. Ramsay Bolton played with the young Stark’s life as a precursor to the battle with Jon Snow.

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Art Parkinson as Rickon Stark.
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HBO

9:39 p.m. ET Around 2,100 mentions.


4. “Thrones” is on! Once again, fans celebrated that the episode was beginning.

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen.
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HBO

9:02 p.m. ET Around 2,200 mentions.


3. Jon Snow stops pummeling Ramsay Bolton when he sees half-sister Sansa Stark looking on.

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow.
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HBO

9:57 p.m. ET Around 2,610 mentions.


2. Daenerys and her dragons decimate the slavers’ forces.

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HBO

9:14 p.m. ETAround 2,610 mentions.


1. Ramsay Bolton meets death. This season’s biggest villain is devoured by his own starving hounds. But we should note that Sansa Stark is mentioned more in this minute than Ramsay.

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Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton.
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HBO

10 p.m. ET Around 5,900 mentions.

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