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Season 3, Episode 9
What the bleep?! There aren’t enough expletives (or exclamation points) to convey the shock and horror we feel as beloved members of the fantasy drama’s Stark clan are ambushed at Edmure and Roslin’s nuptials (aka “The Red Wedding”).
Characters previously considered untouchable who meet their end: kind and fair King Robb (Richard Madden), his pregnant wife, Talisa (Oona Chaplin), and his loving mother, Catelyn (Michelle Fairley), whose anguished plea to spare her son’s life still haunts us.
Thrones had killed heroes before, but this bloody rampage meant that no one was off the Grim Reaper’s radar in the Seven Kingdoms.
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This article also appeared in the Apr. 2 - Apr. 15 issue of TV Guide Magazine.