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The ‘Princess Bride’ Effect: How ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Turning More and More People Into Fred Savages
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Hey there, champ. Mind if we have a seat? We heard this week’s episode of Game of Thrones was especially difficult to watch. And we just wanted to let you know that we understand, and that it’s going to be okay. Everything is going to be okay. But probably not.

This week’s episode, titled “The Rains of Castamere,” is the ninth episode of season three and one that fans of George R.R. Martin‘s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series have been waiting for since the show began…with sick, sadistic smiles of pure evil hiding behind poker faces in front of unsuspecting friends and family members who entered the show unaware of what fates these characters had coming to them. As the show has progressed there have been some shocking moments, sure, and even fans of the show who hadn’t previously read the books had learned that it was not wise to grow too fond of a character. But they were not prepared for this.

Be warned that I’m going to do my best not to say anything specific that would spoil the show, but if you’re behind it might be safer to just avoid reading this so you don’t find yourself trying to figure out what happened.

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