Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Red Wedding

It finally happened. And it was freaking AMAZING.

Fans of A Song of Ice and Fire (the books on which HBO's "Game of Thrones" is based) have been looking forward to this scene for at least three years, at least since season one of the series. I was wondering how they'd pull it off.  Well, they did a damn fine job.

I felt all the horror and disgust that made me throw my book at the wall after I finished reading the Catelyn chapter in which she, her son Robb, and all their bannermen are murdered at The Twins. Except, knowing what was coming, I felt the horror and disgust at a remove. The other main emotions I felt during the episode were dread and excitement -- both increasing as the murder scene grew closer. And then ... BAM. They just crushed it. What a great job.

Behold: The Red Wedding

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