'Game Of Thrones' Twitter Reactions: Fans Experience The Five Stages Of Grief Watching 'The Red Wedding'

on June 03 2013 7:14 PM
Game of Thrones Red Wedding
Sunday's "Game of Thrones" shocked viewers with the Red Wedding: the treacherous murder of Robb Stark and Catelyn Tully. HBO

Things got real on Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones.” So real, in fact, that the Internet nearly broke in half after the shock, grief and rage emanating from fans watching “The Rains of Castamere” last night. [Warning: Major, insane spoilers for “Game of Thrones” follow. Close the tab now if you aren’t caught up.]

By now, every “Game of Thrones” fan in the world knows about “the Red Wedding,” the treacherous double-cross and murder of King in the North Robb Stark and his mother Catelyn Tully by Walder Frey and Roose Bolton (with help from the Lannisters). It was a horrible, brutal scene made even worse by the stabbing of Robb’s pregnant wife Talisa (note that the producers found a way to kill Ned Stark again). As it happened, Twitter practically exploded with horrified reactions.

In fact, there’s a whole Twitter account named Red Wedding Tears that’s solely devoted to retweeting the aghast reactions of “Game of Thrones” fans. If you pay close enough attention to all of the Red Wedding tweets, you might notice that millions of “Game of Thrones” fans were all collectively moving through the five stages of grief together.

Let’s take a look at the best tweets, organized by stage of grief.

Denial

 

 

 

 

 

Anger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bargaining

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Note: this tweet is the author’s)

 

 

 

Acceptance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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