So if you have not watched the most recent episode of Game of Thrones or read the book, then you really should not watch the following video because it gives so much away. If you have watched the most recent episode or read the books this video is fantastic. Also, as a quick reminder in the first two seasons of Game of Thrones the big episode was actually the second to last and not the last episode and this was the second to last episode.
It is such an interesting circumstance when you know what is going to happen. As someone who has read the books I have known what is coming for these characters for a while. They have definitely added some things to still shock even the most avid reader, but you know what is coming. The most recent episode I was just sitting there tense because I knew what was about to happen. The story that was about to unfold before my eyes.
Now if I had not read it, then it might have come as a shock, but as the person who had not read the books mentioned he saw it coming, which I can see. By this point we know that they are not afraid to kill people off – even people we think might be a big character. What has been interesting is people’s reactions to this episode. The compilation video is priceless because multiple people who had read the book thought to film others to catch their reaction during that episode. I mean who does that?
I was so caught up in knowing what was about to happen I did not think about filming someone else to see their reaction, I was having an echo of the reaction that I had when I read the book. YouTube was not the only place to find such reactions: the Mary Sue made a collection of social media reactions to the episode which are also hilarious.
I feel like it could be really difficult to not be spoiled by major events on popular shows because we want to share the moment and on the Internet you are just yelling in the town square for everyone to hear. The only way to not listen is to not look at the Internet until you have seen the episode, which can be really difficult.
What was your reaction to the Rains of Castamere episode?