George R.R. Martin calls it “the hardest scene I’ve ever had to write.” He added that he likes his “fiction to be unpredictable.”
It was precisely so — at least to judge by the G.O.T. reaction videos now being played and replayed on YouTube. (Warning: Much screaming and some swears.) Some questions: 1. Did these viewers not read the book? 2. Is this really how people watch TV? 3. What now?