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The Red Wedding
Thursday June 6, 2013 at 12:00 am |


For those of you who watched Game of Thrones this past weekend, or for those who have read the books (at least through book three), you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.  For those of you have not and plan on doing either, and DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED, STOP READING RIGHT NOW!

Well the moment I’ve been anticipating and dreading all season finally happened and I’m still bereft.  Although I’ve known for some time what was going to happen going into season three of Game of Thrones, I was still shocked and completely saddened and heartbroken by Sunday’s events.  Though they changed a few details from book to series, the scene pretty much remained true to the original and it was like a fierce blow to the gut.

Losing Robb Stark in that fashion was the ULTIMATE betrayal to me.  And the cou de grace of taking Grey Wind as well just hurt me to no end.  I remember the first time I read this scene in the book.  I was in SERIOUS denial.  I was downstairs watching tv with my Mom and had convinced myself I didn’t just read what I thought I did.  I had made a mistake and clearly could not have been paying that much attention.  So I re-read the chapter dissecting every word as I went along.  And when Robb was snatched from me I finally had the appropriate reaction.  Audibly gasping I screamed NOOOOO slamming the book down and effectively scaring the bejesus out of my Mother and expressing my dismay at such a  blasphemous event.  I couldn’t with George after that.  I literally could not continue reading until I processed what had just happened.

And it made it worse to know that Arya was RIGHT there.  Mere minutes away from being reunited with her family and they were all just robbed from her.  Once I finally finished the book I just had to express my displeasure with Old George.  May he burn in the seven hells he speaks of.  Don’t get me wrong.  Regardless, I think his writing is BRILLIANT.  Flipping BRILLIANT, as evidenced by the way losing Robb and Grey Wind has effected me so.  But MAN I was not ready for that.  I was not prepared to lose such a beloved character, and in such a heinous manner.  Of the men in this book Robb, Jon, and Tyrion are my absolute favorites.  I care for them.  I LOVE them with everything bookish in me, and I just want the best for them and to see them safe.  But this scene just goes to show that you shouldn’t attach yourself to any character, because they could go at ANY MINUTE and in ANY MANNER.  George has no respect of persons when it comes to any of his characters.  Unfortunately, this lesson isn’t really hammered home until the middle of book three, and by then, most people are already in love with many of these awesome people.

In any event, I’ll truly miss the Young Wolf.  His growth and progression was awesome and he really became somebody I could love, admire, and root for.  He was so honorable, dutiful, and clever.  Robb stepped up to take on duties and burdens far before he should have had to.  He wore the cloak of Lord of Winterfell and King in the North well, and he’ll always have my love and undying respect.

For those of you still in shock about The Red Wedding, you are not alone!  Just watch the following video of people’s reactions to last Sunday’s episodes and you’ll find, that many were just as affected as you and I.

And mashable has a great post of the 20 Angriest responses to The Red Wedding. I’m sure some of us felt like many of those posters!

To try and quell your pain, buzzfeed has a four step way of getting over your GOT sadness.  Didn’t help me but I did chuckle!

And in tribute to Lady Talisa (and Baby Stark), Catelyn Stark, Grey Wind, and Robb (I LOVE YOU Robb…..WHYYYYYYYY!!!!) I hope you all have relief from your burdens in death and Rest in Peace.

The Rains of Castamere by George R.R. Martin

The Rains of Castamere by George R.R. Martin

What did you all think of The Red Wedding?  For those who knew beforehand, have you gotten over it or are you still holding on like me?

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6 Responses to “The Red Wedding”

  1. Molli says:

    I have never cried over GOT but let me tell you, I got a bit misty eyed with this recent ep. I knew there were some deaths coming this season, but I didn’t know who, when, or how, so I was still just stunned, and literally watched with my hand over my mouth. I didn’t care for Robb (probably because I haven’t read the books yet) but I really liked Catelyn. 🙁

    So! I now have the first book sitting on my dresser to start soon. 🙂

    • Jade Jade says:

      Oh I can’t wait for you to start the book. I think people who’ve read the books have more affection for Robb than those who haven’t. I absolutely adore him and Jon. I was heartbroken when I read this in the book.

  2. I was DEVASTATED! Robb Stark – my favourite character! This was the best and worst episode for me – for many of the reasons you said. Great recap! Even if readng it breaks my heart just a little bit more…

  3. I’ve been waiting for this all season too! I wanted to see everyone’s reaction. I had already treated myself to spoilers after the first season so I know it was coming (we’ve discussed my cheating ways on my blog. Don’t judge!). It just makes me not want to get attached to the characters in this series. It’s not fair how ghastly (and I did say ghastly) characters are alive and the Stark family has faced such brutal losses. It breaks my heart. But I’ll still tune in.

    • Jade says:

      I wish I had known that so we could have discussed sooner! And I agree. Those poor Starks just seem to have gotten a raw deal all around. I’m afraid for the rest of them. And unfortunately, I’m already attached to so many characters. But knowing they could be gone at any moment makes me uncomfortable. But I’ll still be tuning in as well. I have to know how it all ends.