Just in case you have not wept enough already over the famed “Game of Thrones” Red Wedding, the video below will certainly help to do the trick. In it, the show’s executive producers get somewhat emotional over describing what has become already a watershed moment of television in the past year, and also how this informs and impacts the show. (Spoiler alert! Just in case you haven’t watched “The Rains of Castamere” yet.)
From the standpoint of the actors themselves, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss say that it was not easy at all to say goodbye to Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley. They have been together since the days of the pilot several years ago, and have traveled the world with them and became incredibly close. The situation here was different than when Sean Bean signed up, as they realized with Ned Stark that he was only going to be around for around a year before having his head chopped off near the end of the first season. While the producers knew that the Red Wedding was coming from the beginning, it was still distant enough that it was easy to form relationships.
From the standpoint of the show, this event is paramount leading to both the finale Sunday and the events that unfold far beyond that. It is thanks to this one event that we really have an opportunity to see just how serious “Game of Thrones” takes the concept of good and evil. This is not a show where the good guys always win or even survive, and the ambiguity that still surrounds the story (as George R.R. Martin still has more to write in his A Song of Ice and Fire series) makes it exciting.
What’s your take on this video? If you want to look at a possible implication of the Red Wedding, or at least one known to fans who have read the books, be sure to visit the link here.