The final scene of the episode titled "Mother's Mercy" saw Snow's young protege, Olly, deliver the final blow using a dagger, with a lifeless Lord Commander left lying in the snow. Variety described it as "one of the most shocking TV moments of the year", and Indian fans can totally relate to the sentiment.

"Is Jon Snow really dead," asked 24-year-old Sarika Mathur. Also, the number of deaths in the episode left fans in a state of shock.

"Jon Snow's death put shivers down my spine," Rahul Chauhan, another ardent fan of the fantasy drama, said.

"This episode was something else entirely. It left me in a state of utter shock. There are too many unfinished stories and too many deaths. I thought the episode would be full of surprises rather than shocks, especially the death of Jon Snow," said Kiran Randhawa, a fan who bunked office, to watch the finale, which aired in the US on Sunday.

Twitter too was abuzz with reactions on the final episode.

Srikar Gullapalli posted: "In my next life, make me anything but a #Stark child #GameofThrones #GameofThronesFinale (sic)", while a clearly disappointed Anil Pratap Singh shared: "The moment you start liking a character, it is dead #GameofThronesFinale."

For Ipshita Sengupta, "Heartbroken is an understatement" was the mood upon watching the episode.

However shocked the fans may be after the season's finale, they're now awaiting season six of "Game of Thrones" with bated breath.

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