“We are a group of people who do not like one another.” Ya think? Tyrion’s assessment may be too on the nose, but he’s not wrong. Everyone on this show has a bone to pick with someone. Two interactions that happen early on in the episode involve threats to kill the other, and the meeting hasn’t even begun. By all rights, none of these characters should be within proximity. Then again, Game of Thrones loves playing things close to the chest. This far into the show and that much closer to the end, everyone is well aware of what the other is capable of – who’s aligned with who, what’s motivating them – leaving little to no tricks up anyone’s sleeve, their hands shown for all to see. Or perhaps there’s one final move left to play. Continue reading
Winter has come for the Starks once more. The infamy known as The Red Wedding saw to the end of some of the major players in the game, and the episode itself has left such a profound emotional scar that viewers have flocked to the internet to voice their disbelief. And while ‘The Rains of Castamere’ brought forth a storm of resentment, it also marked an exciting development for the show’s future. Don’t cancel that HBO subscription just yet. Let’s take a look at why The Red Wedding unfortunately had to happen, and what this means for all the other characters in the Game of Thrones.