7 'Game Of Thrones' Most WTF Moments To Get You Hyped For Season 5
The premiere of Season 5 of Game of Thrones is upon us Sunday, and I, for one, am pretty excited. The end of Game of Thrones Season 4 left plenty of questions unanswered and as many battles un-won (or simply un-fought... yet!), and anyone who's followed the HBO series throughout its run knows one thing's for sure: things will only get worse in this next batch of episodes. After all, after a decade-long summer, winter had to come and it'll be a very long time before it ends. The prospect is harrowing for the characters and the viewers. After all we've seen so far, I think it's safe to say what's to come scares me a little — in the best way possible, of course.
But speaking of what we've seen so far, let's talk about GoT's first four seasons, shall we? There was plenty of war, murder, vengeance, sex, rape, lying, secret-keeping, betrayal... you get the idea. The brutal and sometimes downright disturbing storylines featured on the series that make it so good to watch are also the ones that sometimes make me wonder if I should just abandon ship and save myself the grief and frustration it presents. But let's be honest — once you're in with Game of Thrones, you're in, and there's no way I'm abandoning ship now, no matter how messed up this show gets (and believe me, it's messed up).
So before Season 5 starts Sunday, let's take a quick look back at some of the most WTF moments we've seen on GoT so far.
The entire Red Wedding
In our real, modern world, weddings are generally cause for celebration and joy. That wasn't really the case for anyone in attendance at Season 4's infamous Red Wedding, which ended as a complete massacre arranged by none other than Lord Walder Frey — which, ICYMI, was in retaliation for Robb Stark breaking the marriage pact between himself and Frey's daughter to instead marry his true love Talisa. Even worse, the whole awful killing spree was also arranged by Tywin Lannister, who promised Frey and Lord Roose Bolton a ton of money and clemency if they took out the Starks, their bannermen, and men-at-arms. Yikes.
The Battle of the Blackwater
Strangely enough, I didn't find myself rooting for a side during this battle, but rather a single person: Tyrion, of course. This was the first opportunity we got to see of Joffrey's cowardice, running to hide instead of facing the war he secretly wanted... until he realized it might end his life. So much noise, so much fighting, so much death... and yet the Lannisters prevailed.
Theon burns children and hangs them for all to see
Theon is basically the biggest jerk around, and also completely unfit to lead anything — let alone Winterfell. In an attempt to prove his authority, he burns two farm boys and tries to claim they're Bran and Rickon Stark, who had actually escaped with Hodor and Osha and weren't found. Burning kids and hanging their bodies for all to see? Classy move, Theon.
Jamie rapes Cersei next to (spoiler alert!) Joffrey's dead body
Apparently this whole thing was more consensual in the book, but on TV, Jamie raping his sister Cersei as she hangs on to Joffrey's altar sash is one of the more messed up things ever to appear on Game of Thrones.
Ros' death at the hands of Joffrey
After Baelish finds out Ros has been secretly meeting with Varys as a spy, he decides to gift Ros to Joffrey a second time as punishment. Joffrey has more in mind this time than making Ros torture other prostitutes — instead, he decides to shoot her repeatedly with arrows, because of course he does.
Theon botches the beheading of Ser Rodrik Cassel
Yeah, Theon again - he's that much of a hot mess. After deciding to behead Cassel in front of a crowd, he goes at it in the most idiotic — and gruesome — ways possible, taking several chops and a kick to get Cassel's head off. Oh, Theon... you tried, I guess?
Melisandre gives birth to a smoke baby
Melisandre promises to give Stannis a son, but instead she gives him... an evil smoke baby that immediately flies off and kills Renly, because sure, why not?
I mean, look, it seems silly to stop at 7 messed up scenes, but if I don't, we'll be here all day. Game of Thrones is CRAZY, y'all. And that's why we love it.
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