Many "Game of Thrones" viewers swore off the show after the penultimate episode of Season 3, now widely-known as the Red Wedding, did the unthinkable act of slaughtering off some Starks. Despite our own feelings of shock and heartbreak, we're still watching (and here are 10 reasons why), and we can safely report that at least four "GoT" fans are still fans.
While participating in the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, a foursome of TV stars revealed their "GoT" loyalties:
Scott Porter ("Hart of Dixie") rocked a "House Porter" t-shirt during the "Friday Night Lights" reunion panel that featured surprise guests (and arguably TV's most beloved marrieds) Connie Britton (Tami Taylor) and Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor).
During the "Veronica Mars" movie panel, "GoT" fan Rob Thomas shared that he had tweet three words after Red Wedding, and, within seconds, he was scolded for spoiling the surprise scene for audiences who hadn't watched yet. He immediately deleted the tweet and stayed off Twitter for the couple of days. What were those three words? Well, even six days later, Thomas was too fearful of upsetting fans, so he stayed mum on the contents of his tweet. Now we're curious. Did anyone catch his tweet? We're dying to know what three words could've caused so much reaction!
On the red carpet Thursday night, Ike Barinholtz of "The Mindy Project" told Yahoo! TV he's still reeling from the events of the Red Wedding. "I don't know what to do anymore. Nothing makes sense anymore," he said. "At least there are still four and a half Starks to take care of the world, but that was a big hit and I'm pretty shaken up by it." But even in this recovery stage, Barinholtz has nothing but praise for the fantasy drama. "It's the best show ever though, my god! It's so good! It's like 'Mindy Project,' and then 'Game of Thrones,' and then 'Seinfeld.' I think everyone agrees with me on that."
A few steps away on the carpet, "Raising Hope" star Lucas Neff told Wetpaint that, besides his Fox comedy, he's watching "Game of Thrones." Then, the actor reenacted his traumatized Red Wedding reaction face (at the 1:14 mark):
We're glad we won't be the only ones bracing ourselves for what's to come in tonight's much-anticipated finale.
The Season 3 finale of "Game of Thrones" airs Sunday, 6/9 at 9 PM on HBO.
Jayme Perry, Kelly Woo, and Chrissy Le Nguyen contributed to the creation of this infographic.