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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Queen in the North on “The Rains of Castamere” AKA Soundtrack of Pain and Suffering

A really great (and funny) piece/reaction by a fellow Fan Girl (who doesn’t have pneumonia and is thus way more coherent than Mrs. Horror Boom right now).

 

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Queen in the North on “The Rains of Castamere” AKA Soundtrack of Pain and Suffering
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WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS (for Game of Thrones 3.09) AND FEELINGS AHEAD. You have been warned.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin: Why He Wrote The Red Wedding -SPOILERS (EW.com)

“If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.” That should be the official tagline for Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire.

Game of Thrones: If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.

‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Interview: The Red Wedding — EXCLUSIVE (EW.com)

This… just… no.

 

‘Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley Explains Catelyn’s Murderous Decision – SPOILERS (EW.com)

We knew it was coming, and it still turned our HEARTS to STONE (see what we did there?). More to come.