Traditionally, 10th anniversaries call for gifts of tin or aluminum. That’s fitting for the Game of Thrones‘ episode that turns 10 today, given how many characters were run through with sharp pieces of metal during the hour.
June 2 marks a decade since Season 3, Episode 9 — known among fans as “The Red Wedding” — first aired on HBO. The epic drama’s first season had established it as an unflinching adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, where major characters might meet violent ends with very little warning. Still, “The Rains of Castamere” shocked those unfamiliar with Martin’s novels when it depicted the brutal deaths of Catelyn and Robb Stark, as well as Robb’s new wife, Talisa, and all of the Stark-friendly men in the room.
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“Your grace, I feel I’ve been remiss in my duties,” Walder Frey tells Robb, right before the frenzy begins. “I haven’t shown you the hospitality you deserve. My king was married, and I owe my new queen a wedding gift.” Cue the carnage!
TVLine wrote about the episode back in 2013 (read the recap in full here), but we thought we’d take a bloody stroll down memory lane by revisiting the events of Edmure Tully and Rosin Frey’s nuptials. Scroll down for the highlights.
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