"Game of Thrones" fans have just witnessed another heartbreaking loss which the book readers had known before. After the Red Wedding which turned into bloody massacre involving some beloved protagonists, the show will return for its third season finale next week, on Sunday, June 9 at 9 P.M. on HBO to be exact.
A synopsis for the upcoming episode titled "Mhysa" reads, "Joffrey challenges Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. Dany waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator."
A preview video for the said outing doesn't reveal much, but hints at the downfall of House Stark as Arya looks at the results of the betrayal in terror. Tywin confronts his arrogant grandson and the crowned king, Joffrey, while Daenerys sends her dragons away as she and her army prepare for something big.
Star Richard Madden recently talked about filming the Red Wedding scene. "It was horrific [to witness] these characters that you've loved get slaughtered," he told TV Guide. "It made me think of my dad when he read all the books. When he got to the Red Wedding ... he put the books down and didn't get back to it for a couple months. He ties Robb Stark in so closely in with me."
[SPOILER ALERT!] Michelle Fairley, meanwhile, commented on the scene in which her character Catelyn saw her son Robb dying first before she also got killed. "That's when Catelyn's soul goes flying right out of her," she gushed. "Her grief is so tangible because at this point, she has nothing to live for. As far as she knows, all of her children are dead. She takes the knife up in revenge, which is of course signing her own death warrant by slicing Walder Frey's wife's throat, and therefore inviting her own death."
As for his feelings that Robb was killed off, Madden revealed, "There isn't any bitterness to it because I think Robb Stark dying there." He admitted, "It would have been better for Robb to have died gloriously on the battlefield or something else like that, but ... the way that I've tried to build Robb Stark up and the way that the writers have done, there's no other way they could have killed him because he is great in a battlefield."
"I feel like [this ambush] is best because he's been outsmarted, and it all comes from his good heart and his trust that people will do the right thing and not just destroy each other like we do."