Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones has caused an uproar throughout the world of social media. As told by Rolling Stone, dedicated fans have been taking their opinions and reactions to sites like Twitter, where parodying accounts like ‘Red Wedding Tears’ have joined in the re-tweets and conversations.
In the television series’ ninth episode “The Rains of Castamere”, viewers watched as the plot twisted. Without giving too much away, last night’s show featured the infamous ‘Red Wedding’, a name that suits the episode that hold many characters’ final moments. It was bloody, gory and for the most part, uncomfortable to watch. According to an article by USA Today, U.S. News & World Report describes the episode was “one of the most graphic scenes in television history.”
Celebrity viewers have contributed to the online conversations, though many of their comments were not so positive. Rolling Stone shows Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz’s tweet, “#gameofthrones wtf.” Other tweets hovered around the same mood. Indiewire mentions Time magazine’s James Poniewozik sums up the episode as “brutal, heartbreaking, impeccably well-constructed, horrifying, and appropriately cruel. It was, like the betrayal itself, ruthless and efficient and left no doubt about the finality or ugliness of the crime.” R&B artist Frank Ocean says, “smh red wedding was too hectic,” as noted by USA Today.
So, what does this mean for the HBO television series? Viewers are unsure as to what could possibly happen next, and some are so disappointed in the most recent episode that they have vowed to never watch again. For those who still want to know what happens next, tune in for the season finale next Sunday.