I was BEYOND shocked last night. And my insides were BOILING!!
When my boyfriend introduced me to HBO's "Game of Thrones" in the Summer of 2011, I would have never thought I'd ever be such a fan. The medieval times and dragons and spells and things just wasn't my cup of tea. Luckily, my weekends were slow and I finished off that season (via On Demand) in no time and could not WAIT for Season II. Yeah, the dragons and a little magic is still there but overall this series is well-written and the cast is great! Each Sunday I know where I'm gonna be at 9 PM EST, without fail. If you do not watch the show, please catch up on Seasons I, II & (the current season) III. If you're into good plots and acting, you'll love this show!
So, last night, Robb Stark, the eldest son of Ned Stark (who was beheaded in Season II for NO good reason by little King Joffrey, whom I hate), was slain last night along with his mother, pregnant wife and entire crew from Winterfell because he didn't keep his word to marry a daughter of this other King whose entire kindom was just.. homely! With his daughters being the homeliest-looking of them all.
Robb fell in love with the nurse to his men while they were on the battlefield. Their relationship was beautiful. Almost as beautiful as that of the khaleesi and Khal Drogo. (Almost) So, I fully understand why he would marry her instead of one of this other king's daughters.
Since he went back on his word, he decided to have one of his homies marry one of the daughters instead. This was to be a peace offering of sorts, I suppose, and everything would be all good between the two families. The marriage went on and the two were "Wedded & Bedded". The music turned from jovial to sombre and Robb's mom noticed it right away. Within seconds, a man came up behind Robb's wife and stabbed her several times in the abdomen, archers fired away at Robb and his men were stabbed up and shot with bows.... It was just HORRIBLE!!
Meanwhile, his little sister was just outside the gates, after being away from her family for so long and pretty much making it on her own since her escape from Kings Landing where her father was beheaded. She was so close to being reunited with her mother and brother. Just on the other side of the gates they were being savagely murdered. That was incredibly sad! This little girl is now an orphan. Her mother, father and eldest brother are dead, one sister is stuck in Kings Landing with the last name of the enemy and no one (but the viewers) knows where her other brothers are (2 that share the same mother and father as her and the other with only the father in common). She's really ALL ALONE.
Even Robb's dire wolf was killed.
And so they named this episode, "The Red Wedding". And everybody's been talking about it. I awoke this morning to Good Morning America mentioning it, even. We were all surprised, especially if we haven't read the books of which the show is based on.
Huffington Post has posted a few Q & A's with the actor of Robb Stark's character, Richard Madden. Catch it below: