Before we begin, I want to give you fair warning that this article contains a MASSIVE spoiler for the last episode of Game of Thrones. Please stop reading this if you haven't yet seen the episode or if you are still too traumatized by the events of "The Rains of Castamere" to read about them again. Just in case you haven't quite got the message, here's a huge spoiler symbol:
Still with me? OK, let's continue.
Unless you've been living under a (Casterly) rock these past few days, you might have noticed that some really heavy s@%t went down on the last episode of Game of Thrones. "The Rains of Castamere" ended with the massacre of a large proportion of the Stark family, including the brutal stabbing of a fetus. Epic doesn't do it justice.
For folks that didn't catch the episode when it aired, social media became a spoilery nightmare as people expressed their shock in 140 characters or through well-crafted memes. One guy who joined the spoil-athon, and thus ruined the day for a lot of his followers (including his boss), was The Walking Dead's , who tweeted this after the episode:
game of thrones I caught up why u gotta kill off the wolves !!??dragon lady burn those lions up!!!!— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) June 5, 2013
Spoiling GoT for your 500,000 Twitter followers? Not cool Norman, not cool at all. That being said, if anybody has built up enough good will and awesomeness thanks to being a kick-ass guy, then it's Reedus. And he wears a poncho too, so I guess its OK.
Here's hoping that the Thrones cast don't try and get revenge and start tweeting Walking Dead spoilers of their own when the zombie drama returns in October. The last thing we need is a brutal spoiler war.
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