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What is the Red Wedding?

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The Red Wedding is an event that takes place at the end of the third season of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." The episode provided some of the most shocking moments of the show's history.

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Robb Stark, his mother and wife Talisa head to the Twins for the wedding of Edmure Tully to one of Walder Frey's daughters. The wedding takes place as scheduled, and the bride and groom leave the hall and go on their way. However, audiences suspect something is about to happen when the hall doors are closed and locked, and the Lannister theme begins to play.

As tension mounts, the massacre orchestrated by Frey begins. Talisa and her unborn child are the first to die, followed by Robb, Catelyn and everyone else in the hall.

Aired during the third season's penultimate episode, audiences had to wait until the season finale to watch the repercussions play out.

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