The Walking Dead has wrapped another season, so all of you rabid TV watchers know what that means — it’s time for Game of Thrones. Tech Insider reported that one fan decided to create his own version of one of Game of Thrones‘ most infamous scenes, as if it had been shot like that season finale of The Walking Dead that has everyone in such an uproar. Or as YouTube user BeBen put it, “In a world where AMC got the rights to Game of Thrones.”
Let’s hope poor BeBen doesn’t face the same backlash as the writers and producers of The Walking Dead. Huge spoilers for both shows follow, unless you are completely up to date with all of the most recent happenings in Alexandria and Westeros.
Unless you’ve been on some kind of spiritual retreat with no phones, TVs, or internet, you may have heard a little something about a cliffhanger at the ending of The Walking Dead‘s Season 6 finale, where someone was definitely killed in Rick’s gang. But since it was shot from the perspective of whoever was beaten to death by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his barbed-wire-covered bat Lucille, no one knows for sure who really died. Even the actors claim they don’t know who has been killed because of the way the scene was shot.
Walking Dead fans went on a rampage, furious that the extended 90-minute episode consisted of most of their favorite characters driving around in an RV, facing increasingly dangerous roadblocks that forced them to turn around and try other routes, before running right smack dab into the very man they were trying to avoid, Negan.
While some may argue that Game of Thrones ended somewhat ambiguously last season with what appears to be the death of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), being stabbed Julius Caesar-style pretty clearly implies the character has died, and there was no question about who was getting stabbed. (Unlike falling off a dumpster into a huge crowd of zombies, having another character strategically falling on top of you so that they are devoured instead of you, even though fans can’t see that’s the other person being torn to shreds. Nope, that didn’t seem like a pretty clear cut death — not at all.)
You’ve probably heard the old George R.R. Martin joke, “Oh, you have a favorite Game of Thrones character? Not anymore!”
So with that in mind, BeBen took the notorious Game of Thrones “Red Wedding” episode and gave it The Walking Dead Season 6 finale treatment. For the record, that’s from Season 3, Episode 9 of Game of Thrones, if you’re still catching up with HBO’s dark fantasy series. And if you’re still catching up on Game of Thrones, why on earth are you reading this article?
The video was posted in a subreddit thread, and plenty of snark ensued, such as NateDoggyStyle29’s comment.
“Guys, Rob is still alive. Believe me, at the start of next season they are going to show him climbing under a dumpster during the red wedding.”
The Walking Dead finale also drew criticism for having so many hashtags and so many commercials, as noted by Feuersturm-CA.
Fans of The Walking Dead will have to wait till October to find out who died at the hands of Negan. Game of Thrones fans, however, are hoping to get answers to Jon Snow’s fate when Game of Thrones returns April 24.