It's going to be hard to discuss the latest news regarding Game of Thrones season 3 without spoiling the crap out of A Storm of Swords for you. Let's just say that one of the biggest, most shocking scenes from the third book is officially being filmed. And fans are stoked! This is the scene for which the show's producers asked for amputees to take part in the big battle. Needless to say, it's probably going to be as gruesome, bloody, violent, and freakin' CRAY as it is in the book!
Since the third book will be split up into two seasons, most fans assumed that this will be the climax for the end of the third season. We can discuss it more thoroughly after the jump, after I give you a fair warning that there are MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD. You don't want to ruin this one for yourselves, trust me. The twist is big enough that George R. R. Martin himself said he may as well flee the country after it airs!
Well, let's get to it: Seems that The New York Post is reporting that the filming of the Red Wedding scene is officially underway. As Martin told MTV: "Judging by the reaction that Ned's death got when the television audience saw that, I think I'm going to go to some part of the world where they have no television when a certain episode airs, and I'll hide out and they won't find me at all," he said. "I'll have to hide from the Internet storm as well."
Damn straight, George. Here's a little background: Catelyn Stark's brother, Edmure Tully, was going to marry a daughter of Lord Frey. Robb, Catelyn's son, betrayed the initial alliance by marrying another woman even though he was arranged to marry a Frey. This new union was a compromise. But Lord Frey couldn't get over it: He had soldiers at the wedding feast disguised as musicians. Then, during the attack, they created special tents that collapsed and were then set on fire. I can absolutely see HBO drooling with anticipation over showing this chaotic, gory violence.
During the attack, Catelyn Stark and her son Robb and Robb's entire army and direwolf were all killed. These characters are so beloved, especially Catelyn, and when her husband was brutally executed, we cheered for her to get justice and reunite with her daughters. Sadly, that never happens, as Catelyn's throat is sliced while Robb is killed and then his head is sawed off and his direwolf's is sewn on in its place (I can't even imagine how/if they're going to film that!).
So needless to say, the fact that this game-changing scene will most likely culminate season 3 should make fans that much more excited. I would have been surprised if they held this scene for season 4, but I'm glad it's officially settled that we'll see it in 2013. It could be one of the best scenes of this show, of television, ever.
Here's a video of some spoilers for season 3:
Are you excited to see HBO's take of the Red Wedding? Think George R. R. Martin will have to flee after it airs?
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