Game of Thrones season six premieres soon, but not enough, and everyone is getting antsy. Even the writers. It’s been a longer wait than usual (before this year, the latest premiere was April 17 for season one), so to pass the time, Thrones producer Bryan Cogman, who also wrote “Kissed by Fire” and the controversial “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” has been live-tweeting his favorite episodes. Today, he got to arguably the show’s best installment (although Cogman only has it at #6), “The Rains of Castamere,” better known as The Red Wedding Where Everyone Dies. Here’s what we learned:
-The Lannisters are evil, even when they’re not around.
-Robb Stark, king of the maps.
-Season three almost ended with the Red Wedding.
-Kit Harington is a trooper.
-More like divawolves.
-Observant viewers should have recognized the Lannister theme.
-The horror happened in order.
-Everyone has a “Where Were You?” story for the Red Wedding (mine involves being on the New York City subway, and not realizing I had missed my stop).
-A lengthy (for Twitter) appreciation of Michelle Fairley.
Now, another word about Michelle. Some actors ‘save it’ for their closeups or coverage. This is totally understandable and acceptable… That said, @MsUnFairley gave it 1000 percent EVERY TIME. In rehearsal. When she was off camera. EVERY. TIME. She lived through that horror EVERY NIGHT for almost a week. She’s the best.”
-You can actually pinpoint the second when his heart rips in half.
“Oof. Okay. That’s over. F*ck.” A honest recap of “The Rains of Castamere.”