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This is by far the best Red Wedding reaction video I’ve ever seen. 

I’m both laughing and crying. It’s 8 minutes and worth every second.

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"Lord Reyne built a castle, as grand as Casterly Rock. He gave his wife diamonds larger than any my mother ever wore. And finally one day, he rebelled against my father. Do you know where house Reyne is now?"

"Gone."

"Gone. A gentle word. Why not say ‘slaughtered’? Every man, woman and child, put to the sword. I remember seeing their bodies hanging high above the gates of Casterly Rock. My father let them rot up there all summer. It was a long summer."

The Rains of Castamere
  • The Rains of Castamere
  • Sigur Rós
  • Game of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack
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One night I hold on
You, you,
Castamere, Castamere, Castamere, Castamere.

A coat of gold or coat of red
A lion still has claws
And mine are long and sharp my Lord
As long and sharp as yours.

And so he spoke, and he spoke
That lord of Castamere.
And now the rains weep over his hall
with no one there to hear
Yes, now the rains weep over his hall,
And not a soul to hear.

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Sigur Rós in Game Of Thrones 4.2 The Lion And The Rose

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"And who are you," the proud lord said,
"that I must bow so low?

Only a cat of a different coat
that’s all the truth I know.

In a coat of gold or a coat of red
a lion still has claws.

And mine are long
and sharp, My Lord
as long and sharp as yours.”

And so he spoke, and so he spoke
that Lord of Castamere.

But now the rains weep o’er his hall
with no one there to hear.

Yes, now the rains weep o’er his hall
and not a soul to hear.

Damn – they could have just sent a crockpot or something. The Red Wedding on Game of Thrones had to be the year’s most intense TV “wait no this can’t be happening” shocker, pitched somewhere between The Wild Bunch and the “November Rain” video. On the spectrum of emotional torment, it made Ned Stark’s beheading look like Liz Lemon’s wedding. Fans who’d read the novels thought they knew what was coming, but they got sucker-punched along with the rest of us. Talk about the wedding bell blues.

All season long – and in case you missed it, beware spoilers ahead – Thrones kept throwing in weird glimmers of old-school heroism. Like Daenarys busting out a few words of Valyrian, or Jaime jumping into the bear pit to stand by his woman. (A very Anchorman thing to do.) But man, that Red Wedding.

The brilliant part was how the moment captured the authentic boredom of a wedding, when dinner’s over and everyone sits around itching to leave. Then you notice the band is playing the wrong song – hey, isn’t that “The Rains of Castamere”? And the dullard you got stuck next to at dinner – why is he wearing armor? Then it all starts to go wrong. Oh, it goes so wrong. A monster climax from a monster season. The North will never forget. Neither will we.

—  From “20 Best TV Moments of 2013: #1 The Red Wedding”  (X)