5 Ways to Cope With Last Night’s Game of Thrones Season Finale

”Mother’s Mercy” left us devastated. Here’s how to deal
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Spoiler alert!

The season five finale of Game of Thrones left us all emotionally gutted. Last week’s episode, which famously saw Stannis Baratheon burn his own daughter at the stake, was a pretty tough one to swallow, but it was a walk in the park compared to the smorgasbord of pain we witnessed last night. Not only did Jon Snow kick the bucket (stabbed by every single man at Castle Black and finally killed by his mentee Olly), but Sansa’s life also seems to be in grave danger (we literally left her mid-air), Princess Myrcella, daughter of Jaime and Cersei Lannister’s incestuous relationship, is probably dead from poisoning, and Arya, having dispatched the man who killed her former mentor in a most brutal fashion, seems to have lost her sight. On top of that we also got Cersei’s horrific walk of shame through King’s Landing and what looks like another terrifying encounter with the Dothraki for Daenerys.

Game of Thrones is without a doubt the most depressing show on TV, but we can’t stop watching, because it’s also one of the best. Here are five ways to soothe your broken soul after last night’s bloodbath.

1. Kittens
Here are some kittens. Whenever your mind starts to go to that dark place where Jon Snow’s body lays lifeless on a blanket of pristine, uh, snow as he slowly bleeds out … Kittens!

2. Alcohol.
If you’re at work, you’re obviously not going to bust out a G&T to deal with your grief over GoT, but today is totally an okay day to take off  early and go have a cocktail at your favorite watering hole. Take a page from the Tyrion Lannister book. Tyrion’s still alive, right? Right?!

3. Hope
The finale episode left Daenerys between a rock and a hard place as she was surrounded by about a thousand mounted Dorthraki sporting those giant scythe-like swords we’ve seen put to gruesome use before. But don’t worry about Daenerys. In case you forgot, she’s a stone cold badass as this awesome fan video compilation of her best moments set to a White Stripes song shows.

4. Denial
Maybe they’re not all dead. Melisandre, who has conjured up some pretty powerful mojo in the past, is at Castle Black so maybe the former Lord Commander will be resurrected. That’s definitely what’s going to happen. Definitely

5. Acceptance
Whatever happens on Game of Thrones is completely out of your hands. At the end of the day only God (a nefarious, bearded, sea captain’s hat-wearing God) knows how this will all play out.