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WATCH: Game of Thrones fans react to last night's brutal Red Wedding episode
Unsuspecting fans were horrified by the shocking, gory finale to last night's episode — and fortunately, their friends were there to catch it all on tape
 
A couch divided by those who did not read the books and those who were well prepared.
A couch divided by those who did not read the books and those who were well prepared. YouTube

For those who haven't read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, last night's episode of Game of Thrones — which featured the infamous, long-awaited Red Wedding scene, in which several main characters were mercilessly killed off — came as a brutal and unexpected gut punch. But for those who were aware the scene was coming, the episode also offered the sadistic pleasure of watching their friends experience the scene without any idea of the horror they were about to witness. Fortunately for all of us, a number of fans had the foresight to tape their friends' reactions — and the results are just as compulsively watchable as the series itself:

And for those who haven't had enough, check out the @RedWeddingTears Twitter account, which collects the horrified reactions of fans who watched last night's episode. A few choice excerpts:

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

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