Game of Thrones – ‘The Rains of Castamere’: Initial Thoughts (SPOILERS, What A Shocker)

“That was truly, truly disturbing… For about 15 minutes, the show’s writers, actors and directors transformed HBO into a bloody, unsettling horror movie.” – Baltimore Sun  (we fucking agree)

 

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***WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS OF GAME OF THRONES SEASON 3 EPISODE 9 ‘THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE’***

These are some initial thoughts and reactions to the events of the closing moments of ‘The Rains of Castamere’. A more detailed review of the episode as a whole will be posted later in the week.

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So, it happened. Regarded as the climatic centerpiece of the third novel in the series, A Storm of Swords, The Red Wedding has a reputation as perhaps the single most devastating moment of the saga so far. Purportedly, this was the scene which showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss used to sell the entire concept of the show to HBO.

The Red Wedding makes you question everything you thought you knew about how this series is structured. Game of Thrones as a unique ability to make you believe you know where things are heading before veering off…

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