The HBO show has created as many headlines for the controversy it’s caused due it's nudity and violence as it has for the amount of acclaim it’s received.But it seems Game Of Thrones may have taken their shock tactics too far as they left fans in a state of confusion following the penultimate episode of series three, The Rains of Castamere, which aired in the US on Sunday evening.
At the centre of the episode viewers watched as a grisly end came to the King of the North, his mother and pregnant wife, in what is now being dubbed as the one of the most gruesome scenes in TV history.
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Furthermore the scene has left viewers, who pay to subscribe to the cable and satellite channel, not only sickened by it's bloody nature but surprised as it has drifted from the George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords, which the third of the seven planned books in the Game of Thrones series.In the scene Robb Stark, the King of the North engaged in an age old custom of hospitality with Walder Frey by eating his bread and salt.However after lulling viewers into a false sense of security Walder betrays his guest as he carries out a gruesome act of vengeance against the King and his clan, including of course his wife (who is not pregnant in the book).
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The wedding feast soon descends into a bloodbath with most of Robb’s clan also being butchered.Catelyn Stark, played by Michelle Fairley, had to watch as her daughter and unborn grandchild was slaughtered, then her first born son. before her own throat was also slit. Following the episode a number of celebrities took to Twitter to discuss what they had just seen.
Devastation: Robb Stark - King of the North- is betrayed by his host at the wedding
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Musician Ed Sheeran wore: ‘I dont know what just happened in game of thrones. i'm in shock.’Joe Jonas added: ‘This is how I feel about the game of thrones episode just now.... What. Just. Happened.’Jack Osbourne wrote: ‘#gameofthrones are you f***ing kidding me????!!!’
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While actress Jamie Murray wrote: ‘NOOOO #GAMEOFTHRONES WTF!?!?! How could you? Why, why, why???’It wasn't just celebrities who were left shocked, other users also took to the site in their legions to discuss the scene.One wrote: ‘So that was even worse than I imagined. #RedWedding @GameOfThrones.’Another added: ‘Episode 9 of game of thrones was incredible, even though I knew the red wedding was coming it was still shocking and brillaint, epic tv.’And another said: ‘What a wedding! I'm still in shock. @GameOfThrones, I think you just gave me a post-traumatic stress disorder.’
Surprised: Taking to Twitter after the show fans admitted that even if they knew what happened it was still shocking
However the scene didn’t just provoke emotion from viewers, Richard Madden, who plays Robb on show opened up about what it was like to film the scene.He said: ‘Robb Stark with his dead queen in his arms and a stomach ripped open and blood pumping out of that.‘You know his mother [is] getting her throat slit — it was a really disturbing day.’The Scottish actor continued: ‘I left the set and went straight to the airport and got on a plane because I didn’t want to be there anymore.‘I was the crazy man on the flight crying the whole way to London.’
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