Death by Feels: Game of Thrones and Doctor Who
As if that wasn't enough for my poor heart, Game of Thrones aired the infamous Red Wedding this week in the US. If I'm not mistaken, we’ll see this particular episode on HBO Asia two weeks from now (it airs Saturdays, 9pm). But for book readers, you know what the Red Wedding is and probably remember the Ws and H of the time you read it. (Me: home, late at night, ebook in my laptop that I wanted to hurl across the room.)
I would never spoil the sweet summer children reading this, but let’s just say that PEOPLE died. If you can’t wait to watch it, here's the recap/BTS. CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Even though I knew exactly what was going to happen and had time to grieve when I first read it, the feelings still came rushing back. Imagination is a powerful thing, but there’s nothing like seeing the horror unfold onscreen. I was distressed throughout the episode, but I was a goner from the moment Catelyn Stark heard the band play the Lannisters' song, "The Rains of Castamere." I didn't record my reaction like so many people did, but I imagine it was like a soundless version of Catelyn’s guttural wail at the end.
Only one episode left! Since the Red Wedding takes place in the middle of book three, I don’t know how they're going to end season three. So many pivotal points to choose from, but the season finale title "Mhysa," meaning "mother" in the Common Tongue, gives me a couple of ideas.
Now excuse me while I drown my sorrows in GIFs.