game of thrones rains of castamere

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"Game of Thrones" fans are still reeling from Sunday night's penultimate episode, "The Rains of Castamere," a.k.a. the Red
If you didn't cry during "Rains of Castamere," you either weren't paying attention or don't have a heart. The ninth episodes of the past two seasons of "Game of Thrones" were powerful and sad and epic, but this was far more epic, sad and powerful still. And bold!
UPDATE: Here's a video of real fans reacting while watching the episode. Below is a pie chart of the most common reactions
Yep, it was all one big capital-"I" Irony in the old, Greek-tragedy sense of the world. Our heroes didn't know they were doomed, but those of us who'd succumbed to spoilers (or read the books) sure did.
I can't decide if I envy or pity those of you who didn't know what was coming in this episode ... In truth, knowing that the episode would end the way it did cast a pall over everything that came before.