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)


The Cultural Labyrinth


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.


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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Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere (Surprise Surprise: SPOILER ALERT!)

We knew too, but didn’t expect the massacre the kick off the way it did… funny, having a little trouble falling asleep tonight!


The Skinny from the Fatty

Well. Having read the novels, I knew what was coming tonight.




Holy shit. Seeing it is completely different. I cannot imagine the pants being soiled this evening by non-readers of the best novel series of the last 50 years.


King Robb and his army travel to The Twins to marry his Uncle Edmure off to the Frey’s- whom Robb insulted by marrying Talisa. All is made well by this new arrangement….Until

Frey, and Roose Bolton, betray them. Talisa is stabbed repeatedly in the womb- killing her, and Baby Ned. Robb’s army is destroyed and he, and mother Catelyn, are filled with arrows. Roose Bolton stabs Robb in the heart and Catelyn’s throat is slit.



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Robb Stark Shocker: ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Talks Heart-Breaking Twist -SPOILERS (

We keep wondering if GRRM is hiding in some undisclosed secret underground bunker from now till the end of the month.


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

“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 (

This… just… no.


‘Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley Explains Catelyn’s Murderous Decision – SPOILERS (

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