While the most recent installment of Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards," was divisive, it’s exactly the type of TV episode that’s fun to discuss and debate with your friends.
With that in mind, Seth Meyers invited prolific Game of Thrones live-tweeter, Ghostbuster, and Saturday Night Live stalwart Leslie Jones to Late Night to watch the episode and get her commentary.
"I love you, Rickon," Jones says, watching the pivotal moment where Ramsay Bolton challenges the youngest Stark to run to safety and then shoots an arrow into his back. "But you need to zigzag, motherfucker. … Dive on the ground, don’t just let him shoot the arrow in you!"
"Serpentine." Meyers says.
"Serpentine! That’s what I’m saying," Jones agrees. Then: "What’s ‘serpentine?’ Is that a white game?"
Watching Meyers and Jones watch "Battle of the Bastards" hits a weird sweet spot between nerding out and stream-of-consciousness cussing. The two share an awkward, entertaining dynamic, with Jones not even flinching at the violence and Meyers stressing out (or just acting like he’s stressed out).
There are also moments that feel not unlike watching Game of Thrones at home with friends.
"A muddy Jon Snow shows up to your apartment — you do not send him away?" Meyers asks Jones.
"I do not send him away, but he does not get into the bed," she replies. "I got real nice sheets; he can’t mess them up. But we could do it on the floor, for sure."
May the Lord of the Light smile upon Leslie Jones.
The season finale of Game of Thrones airs Sunday, June 26, at 9 pm on HBO.