So … last night’s episode of Game of Thrones … what a doozy, eh? I’m going to assume that those of you who have yet to watch the most recent ep of the series, titled The Rains of Castamere, then you’ve been avoiding social media, blogs and news sites like the plague today for fear of having your experience spoiled before you get to watch the episode yourselves. Well, this post is not for you. Even tho I don’t usually write up a post for episodes of Game of Thrones, last night’s was so epic that, yeah, it deserves some blog love. If you’re all caught up on your Game of Thrones, then I cordially invite you to click below and read on. If you’re not caught up, GET CAUGHT UP FAST!
HOLY SHIZZ did things go down last night! It was because of the events that took place in last night’s episode that I made sure I read the book before this new season of the show started a couple of months ago. At the end of last season, people were commenting publicly about the “red wedding” and I knew — damn, I better read the books before I find out what the red wedding is from some other person. When I read the book, I was so shocked by what I was reading that I had to re-read the scene over a few times so that I could be sure that I understood what was happening. I just couldn’t believe that so many characters were slaughtered all at once. A lot of plot moving events took place in last night’s ep but everything is overshadowed by the final scene of the ep, the scene that brought the red wedding to life. Entertainment Weekly magazine brilliantly worked up a wedding invite for the red wedding, which you can see here:
You’re invited to a very special day! HBO’s Game of Thrones just celebrated The Red Wedding, that infamous joining of House Stark and House Frey. Wasn’t it beautiful? I don’t know about you, but weddings always make me cry…
LOL. Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant! Even tho I knew this scene was coming, I wasn’t fully prepared for actually seeing it all take place on screen. The events that took place in the ep last night were changed slightly from the way it was described in the book … for the more horrid. In the book, Rob‘s pregnant wife did NOT attend the wedding at The Twins. So when she was presented to Walder Frey at the start of the ep, I thought — OH NO! Watching the Frey men stab her pregnant belly to get the red wedding started, as it were, I was just as horrified as everyone else who had no idea what was going to happen. If it’s one thing you have to understand about Game of Thrones it’s that you cannot get attached to any character. NO ONE. Everyone is fair game for getting killed and if last night’s ep didn’t teach you that lesson then it’s prolly a lesson you’ll never learn. As horrid as it was to endure, I loved that this happened in the book and that it was kept intact for the series. It’s a harsh reality that everyone is vulnerable to death.
This season of Game of Thrones ends next week … and we’re only halfway thru the book that the season is based on. Next season will cover the second have of book 3, A Storm of Swords. My advice is to take the year and READ the books. That way, you can’t ever be spoiled again … and you’ll be better prepared for the surprises that are, undoubtedly, to come. A Storm of Swords has an ending that will have the same kind of impact that the red wedding has so … heed my advice, read the books.
Did you watch last night? Did you love it or … are you cursing the name of George RR Martin today?
PS: This is what Maisie Williams, the young actress who plays Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, shared on Vine after the episode aired last night: