Twists rarely happen when you’re watching a nature documentary. When you sit down to enjoy Planet Earth II you don’t expect to pause and rewind while screaming at the most unexpected twist since The Red Wedding (it’s been years now, so if this was a spoiler, well…). And when David Attenborough tells you that a lion is about to eat a giraffe, you expect that lion to eat that giraffe, and you also expect to hum that “Circle of Life” song from The Lion King the entire time just so you can feel better about the gory death you’re watching.
That’s how it’s supposed to go. But in the following video, in which a lioness learns a very important lesson about messing with the world’s tallest living terrestrial animal. Just that description should have warned the lioness, but, you know, lions can’t read.
Check out the clip from Planet Earth II that has left the internet agog with its twist ending: