Spoilers ahead, potentially.
While fans and critics alike noticed a palpable decrease in quality throughout Game of Thrones‘ second-to-last season, any quibbles ultimately weren’t reflected in the ratings.
The season finale “The Dragon and the Wolf” raked in 12.1 million viewers, up 36 percent from last year’s finale. Could it have anything to do with Kit Harington’s flesh-baring sex scene alongside Emilia Clarke? Well, no — viewers had absolutely no idea the scene was coming, obviously.
But still, that’s absolutely no reason for you not to enjoy the moment from the privacy of your very own indoor gazebo, nodding sagely all the while.
You can watch the scene HERE, you sly fox.