At this point, we all know that something horrible and tragic will happen in episode 9 for each season of Game of Thrones. Once again, the show delivers a painful and traumatic blow to the gut with “Rains of Castamere”. I’ve read this Catelyn chapter in the books back in 2008(?) and that was a very depressing month for me. But now with music, actors, and the dread of what’s going to happen, the depression has gone full tilt. I can only imagine how non-readers have reacted to this episode, experiencing the horror for the first time.
This is an episode that belongs to the Starks and the Northmen. From the moment that Robb’s camp marched to The Twins, there was already an eerie feel that something’s definitely not right. When they were welcomed by the Freys through bread and salt (this is a very important detail), the King in the North had to swallow his pride and apologize to the very gorgeous Frey girls (daughters and granddaughters) who are all apparently named Walda, Waldina, or Mary.
It’s even an in-your-face-thats-right smug moment for Lord Walder Frey when Roslin turns out to be quite fairer than all the Frey girls combined. Mr. Filch is all like, “That’s right, she’s pretty and she could have been yours.” to Robb. Edmure Tully is nonetheless pleased by this turn of events, expecting a toothless hag but instead getting a young wide-eyed maiden.
But once the bedding tradition commences, the jolly frivolity of the wedding ends and the feeling of dread swallows the succeeding scenes. I had a pillow smothering my face at this point.
When “The Rains of Castamere” starts playing, a tune that Throners are already familiar with as the Lannister theme song, Cat notices that something is definitely NOT RIGHT. Robb is too distracted with his lovely pregnant wife who just declared that they’ll be naming their son, Eddard. Never name your unborn child Eddard #badchoice 😦
Roose Bolton, one of Robb’s sworn bannerman and advisor, is wearing chainmail. That’s when Cat pieces together the little hints, but she’s too late. One of the Freys repeatedly stabs Talisa’s baby bump and I’m like NOOOOOOOOOOO! Arrows are shot at Robb and the Northmen are sabotaged and murdered under the roof of Lord Walder Frey. Even Grey Wind -NOOOOOO GREY WIND – is killed in cold blood.
Cat, in a desperate attempt to free her firstborn, takes Walder Frey’s wife as hostage, begging them to let Robb walk out of The Twins alive. In a cruel twist of the knife, filthy old Frey merely smirks and says “I’ll find another.” and then let Roose Bolton deliver the final death blow on Robb, telling him that “The Lannisters send their regards.”
I CAN’T EVEN I DO NOT KNOW HOW THIS WILL AFFECT MY FUTURE BUT WHY WOULD THEY KILL THE WOLF GREY WIND WAS SO GOOD AND CUTE AND THE BABY EDDARD SO MANY STABS I CANT EVEN!!>@:!
A moment of silence for the King in the North, the Young Wolf, Robb Stark. And Grey Wind, especially Grey Wind. 😦
We check in with other settings too but, like I said, this episode belongs to the Starks and Northmen and this will be solely for them. The only positive light we can get from this is revenge, REVENGE WILL BE OURS.
The North is not only famous for the adage Winter is Coming, but for their code of honor, loyalty, and revenge. The North Remembers, that we can promise you. #neverforget As for the Freys, a gruesome and grisly fate awaits this hideous clan, or at least its treacherous patriarch Walder Frey. The Gods will not take a slight like this, the murder and betrayal of a lord upon his guests. Yes, we will have revenge.