Last Night’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ruined Everyone’s Good Time [Twitter Reacts]


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Holy sh**, did you see Game of Thrones last night? Though we don’t have viewer numbers just yet, we know that the penultimate episode of Season 3, titled “The Rains of Castamere,” was the most-tweeted about episode in the history of the beloved HBO show. If you saw it, it’s easy to understand why.

SPOILERS AHEAD

So it’s pretty much safe to say that as of last night’s episode, the Lannisters have officially beaten the Starks in the War of the Five Kings. You know how you do that? You kill everyone. You kill King-in-the-North Robb Stark, you kill his pregnant wife and unborn child who might have been named Eddard, and you kill his grieving mother who has just seen way too many family members die these past couple of years.

Adding insult to injury, you make one of Robb’s most trusted lieutenants into a douchebag turncoat, and you play a song written to commemorate your slaughter of another famed Westeros family while you do it.

Game. Set. Match. Lannister.

It was awful, but those who have a lead on George R. R. Martin’s novels knew it was coming. The audience reaction to last night’s episode, among viewers and non-viewers, looked a bit like this:

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Seriously, my wife had to leave the room. It was very bad.

But you guys took to Twitter in record numbers to sound off on all the blood and carnage that was the Red Wedding. A ton of you hate Martin for what he has done, and one Mediaite reporter has even vengefully vowed to cancel his HBO subscription in light of “The Rains of Castamere.”

Most notably, the Twitter feed @RedWeddingTears has begun curating the best reactions, a few of which you can read below:

So what do you think? Did George R. R. Martin go too far? Will you continue to watch Game of Thrones through your tears?

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Oh hey, we have an awesome reaction reel to last night’s Game of Thrones episode, too. Roll that beautiful bean footage!

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Dusten Carlson
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  1. It's not a dog it's a wolf, and the wolves and stark kids are soulmates- one cannot live without the other, so technically they did the wolf a favor. I am not excatly certain but I am guessing martin sees nothing wrong with killing Rob, he did go back on his word, and what good is a King that doesn't keep his word. He killed Renly which I thought was a bit homophobic. Now I just wish Martin hurry the F up and finish books 6 and 7.