Game of Thrones – ‘The Rains of Castamere’ summed up in videos

Neela Debnath

SPOILERS: Do not read this if you have not seen ‘The Rains of Castamere’ – Season 3, episode 9 of Game of Thrones

It’s been quite an eventful week for Game of Thrones fans following the broadcast of The Rains of Castamere. The episode featured the Red Wedding, possibly the most shocking scene of visceral violence ever seen on the show, which resulted in the deaths of several well-loved characters. Even actor Richard Madden, who plays Robb Stark on the programme, has been left quite emotional by the whole thing. The Red Wedding was a harrowing sequence to watch, as one might imagine, but all the more horrific if you don’t know it’s coming. From sobs of sadness to screams of sheer terror, watch fans’ reactions to the moment that everything changes.

Writer George R.R. Martin was later shown some of the reactions from fans. He explained that some of the videos had been recorded by fans who had already read the books and wanted to get the reaction of their unsuspecting friends and family, who had no idea what was about to hit them. While fans of the show may be in shock and mourning this week, the book featuring the infamous wedding massacre was published 13-odd years ago. It’s taken a while for the cultural zeitgeist to catch up.

On a lighter note, while the first two videos look at the reaction to The Rains of Castamere from the perspective of the fans, here is actress Maisie Williams’ take on the episode. Williams plays Arya Stark, who has lost her brother and mother to Walder Frey’s betrayal. The actress who is rarely seen smiling on the show, given the dark tone and subject matter, reveals her comic side with this clip she posted on Vine.

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  • EvolvedApe

    Loved the books, but the show is become more violent, often in a cheap and gratuitous way.

    Perhaps getting back to better character development and toning down the graphic violence would be the best way of preventing an otherwise great story from turning into another Walking Dead clone.

  • Ian Watson

    To be fair its a bit difficult when George has 900 pages to play with and HBO has the visual version of about a tenth to do the same.

  • Ian Watson

    I saw Miss Williams not so long back riding through Midsomer Norton on me Vespa, should have been a gushy fan but a quick wave instead sufficed :)

  • GW74

    OMG awesomeness from Maisie Williams!

  • Lie Maid

    Even having read the books and knowing it was coming, it was a bit of a shock at just how undignified it was for such established and liked characters, particularly Talisa’s murder.

    There’s of course a chance that they’ll return in the Brotherhood Without Banners as Catelyn did in A Storm of Swords.

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