"Game Of Thrones" Destroyed Us All With The Red Wedding
The moment book fans have been dreading finally happened. And we may never recover. WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD.
Surely nothing bad could happen at the home of Walder Frey.
It's not like you can blame Robb for marrying Talisa. I mean, have you seen her?
Sure, Catelyn did warn Robb that Walder Frey was a dangerous man to cross.
Here's the thing, though: When it's a wedding where Roose Bolton is wearing body armor, all bets are off.
Because Game of Thrones is about to FUCKING DESTROY YOU.
Talisa is the first to die, stabbed repeatedly in the stomach. Where she's carrying Robb's child.
A desperate Catelyn tries to bargain for Robb's life with Walder Frey's wife.
And then, as Catelyn watches in horror, Roose Bolton stabs Robb in the heart.
So when Catelyn is murdered, it almost feels like mercy.
Here's what George R. R. Martin said to me about the Red Wedding when I interviewed him at the Season 3 premiere:
"I am told by the people that participated in it that it is awful. So I'm — like the fans, I'm looking forward to it with anticipation and a certain amount of dread. And also I'm living in terror of the reaction. When that book came out, I got some amazing letters from people telling how they threw the book into the fireplace and they would never read me again and they hated me. But then they went out the next week and bought another copy of the book, and they love me now. We may get some similar reactions. I don't recommend anyone throw their television set into the fireplace. It could be very dangerous."