Anybody who watched HBO's "Game of Thrones" last night, or made the unfortunate mistake of logging onto any social network, knows some serious drama went down.
Robb Stark (Richard Madden), also known as the King of the North, was cruelly eliminated from the race to rule over the seven kingdoms of Westeros from the Iron Throne. And fans were distraught. Like, really, really distraught.
Twitter lit up with cries of woe for the son of Ned Stark (a character unjustly beheaded in the first season) after he was ambushed during the "Red Wedding" at the House of Frey. His wife and unborn child were murdered right before his eyes prior to him being stabbed through the chest. Even Lady Stark (Michelle Fairley) couldn't escape the carnage. Her throat was slit just moments before the credits began to roll.
The bloodbath was a shocking reminder that the good guys don't always win in George R.R. Martin's fanstasy world. And thanks to a slew of viewer reactions captured on camera, the unexpected moment was also an example of just how powerful good storytelling can be.
Whether you screamed, cried, covered your eyes, or pinched yourself to wake up from what you were hoping was a bad dream, one thing is for sure: you weren't alone.
If you're still mourning the loss, do yourself a favor and set aside 6 minutes of your day to watch raw reactions of your fellow "GoT" fans: