If you’re a Game of Thrones fan who hasn’t read the books, chances are you’re still reeling from last night’s episode. Hell, even those of us who have read the books and knew what was coming are trying to cope. I suggested starting a support group. We could all use a little therapy after that one. But, as the title of this piece suggests, there’s more to the Red Wedding than George R. R. Martin’s dream of having an olympic-sized swimming pool filled with the tears of his fans. Much more indeed.
As you probably might’ve guessed, there be spoilers below. If you have not watched the most recent episode, 3×09 ‘The Rains of Castamere,’ then DO NOT continue reading. You will regret it.
So the Red Wedding finally happened. ASOIAF readers have been waiting for this moment for three years. D.B Weiss and David Benioff have claimed that this scene is the reason they decided to adapt the series in the first place. It’s shocking, brutal, and like the beheading of Ned Stark, serves a purpose. It’s not all just wanton violence, we know that Martin’s much too clever for that. But what could it be?