I mean, it's bad enough making proper seating arrangements and trying to hide those crossbows from prying eyes, but what the hell gets arterial spray out of fine linen? Does Heloise even have a hint for that?
Here's your good news/bad news introduction to "The Rains of Castamere," the penultimate episode of Season 3 of HBO's often unbearably cruel hit series, Game of Thrones. The good news (if you're a non-book reader and made it this far without some dickbag on the internet spoiling things for you)? You just saw what is arguably the most powerful installment of the series since Ned Stark got his extreme shave-and-a-haircut back in the first season.
And since I'm assuming most of you aren't big Joffrey fans, the bad news is: he and the rest of the Lannisters are really the only ones who come out sitting pretty. The number of sympathetic characters on the show has dropped by quite a few (give or take, but we'll get into that after the jump), and the political ramifications for Westeros will be just as significant as the personal stakes for the survivors.