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.
— Mother of Dragons (@racheyyjaynee) June 3, 2013
i dont know what just happened in game of thrones. i'm in shock.
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) June 3, 2013
Game of Thrones just collected every mic on the planet and dropped them.Good god.
— Mikey Neumann (@mikeyface) June 3, 2013
I feel like the world has come to an end. Why ? Why god why was Robb Stark, his mother and his wife was assasinated...? #GameOfThrones
— Sirish Paudel (@Sirish_Paudel) June 3, 2013
Anyone else throw up after thrones? No just me? #literally
— Leigh Bublitz (@leighbublitz) June 3, 2013
Okay Game of Thrones is horses**t.Seriously?THAT happened? #got
â€” MGoFritz (@fritz_is_back) June 3, 2013
A big huge eff you to the Game of Thrones author. Thanks. Thanks, jerk. I hate you. YOU ARE THE WORST!!! The worst!!!
â€” Ena (@e__music) June 3, 2013
I JUST WATCHED TONIGHT'S EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES AND I AM HEATED. I HATE GEORGE RR MARTIN SO MUCH!!!!
â€” ahmed soussi (@MrSoussi) June 3, 2013
I LOVE THIS SHOW AND I LOVE THE BOOKS BUT I HATE THEM AT THIS MOMENT AND I WANT TO BURN THEM AND PUKE ON THEIR ASHES. #GameOfThrones
â€” JON ROBB TYRION (@EvaKlarenbeek) June 3, 2013
Robb Stark should still be alive. I hope The Lord of light brings him back. Lol what if! #GameOfThrones
â€” Jacob Sloan (@JacobSloan22) June 3, 2013
If something AWFUL...I mean WRETCHED..doesn't happen to a Lannister next week (NOT Tyrion)...I'm done with #gameofthrones.
â€” RICHELLE CAREY (@RichelleCarey) June 3, 2013
â€” Krýtíques Lakífa (@femaleunicorn) June 3, 2013
Game of Thrones makes me want to curl up in a hole and die
â€” Amyyy (@AmyPotts_) June 3, 2013
NOBODY WATCH GAME OF THRONES ITS HORRIBLE AND IT WILL MAKE YOUR SOUL CRUSH INTO PIECES AND YOU'LL BE FOREVER CRYING
â€” Landscape (@jemapellekarin) June 3, 2013
(Note: this tweet is the author’s)
Wow. I'm just really sad about being alive after that Game of Thrones. Just really, really sad.
â€” Eric Brown (@ericbrownzzz) June 3, 2013
I hope you all sang along to Smash Mouth's "All Star" played at the end of this episode of Game of Thrones
â€” Emma Bowers (@EmmaBowers) June 3, 2013
Hello everyone who is just arriving at the Game of Thrones despair meeting. We've all been waiting for you.
â€” Dan Stefanidis (@elbasunu) June 3, 2013
â€” Benjamin Adams (@adamsbene) June 3, 2013
The silence through the credits of Game of Thrones tonight was perfect, brilliant TV.
â€” Daniel Betts (@Dan12UK) June 3, 2013
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.