'Game of Thrones' Red Wedding slaughter: Are you still mad about it?
Plenty of pop-culture stories from 2013 were fodder for public outrage. As the year comes to a close, Zap2it takes a look back at some of the biggest uproars and asks: U Still Mad?
The Red Wedding was arguably the biggest moment in "Game of Thrones" history, and it's not one many fans saw coming. A lot of people got pretty upset about it -- but are they still?
When protagonists Robb Stark and Catelyn Stark were brutally murdered in an underhanded betrayal in Season 3, episode 9, "The Rains of Castamere," the outpouring of anger and tears was overwhelming. Not even the stars of the show made it through the episode without being affected by one of the most horrifying events to occur on fictional television in recent memory.
"The Rains of Castamere" was more buzzed about than the finale, "Mhysa," and for good reason; it's not often that the seeming heroes of your story get murdered before they can bring justice to the villains. Though Robb Stark's fate might have been necessary, it's not one that anyone who watched the show was happy to witness.
Now almost seven months have passed since the June 2 episode aired, and the world of "Game of Thrones" has gone on. New actors have been cast to fill new roles on the HBO series, a first look at Season 4 has been released and Richard Madden is officially Cinderella's Prince Charming. The story will go on, even without Robb and Catelyn and Talisa.
But does the sting of Roose Bolton and Walder Frey's betrayal still rile you every time you think of the Red Wedding? Or have you finally come to terms with the loss of the King of the North? Let us know in the comments below.