Something big is about to happen on The Walking Dead. While it's not totally clear what will happen yet, the AMC show's Twitter hinted at the sudden, game-changing nature of the moment by evoking the Red Wedding, one of the most famous moments in Game of Thrones.
The Walking Dead's Red Wedding moment will most likely will involve the Whispers, the villains that have been menacing the survivors throughout the show's ninth season.
Just going to leave this here pic.twitter.com/8g0Rtdxckc— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) March 21, 2019
The above tweet references The Red Wedding, an event that occurred in Game of Thrones Season 3. At the arranged wedding of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey, Robb Stark and his men were slaughtered alongside Stark's wife and mother. The jaw-dropping, powerful moment saw several main characters quickly dispatched from the series and still stands as the most shocking moment in a series full of shocking moments.
Like Game of Thones' Red Wedding, The Walking Dead is building up to the Fair, where the disparate communities of the Kingdom, the Hilltop, Oceanside and Alexandria will try to forge a new bond. Instead of Walder Frey, the man who orchestrated the Red Wedding, the event in Game of Thrones will likely involve Alpha, leader of the Whisperers.
There have been large deviations between The Walking Dead comics and the television series, but if events happen like they do in the comics, the people who attend the festival get ambushed by the Whisperers. Just like the Red Wedding, several main characters meet their untimely demise, including several characters who are still alive on the show.
This event would be the latest in a number of game-changing moves for the series. Earlier this season, Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes and Lauren Cohan's Maggie, two of the show's primary characters, were written out of the series. Despite their departures, Lincoln is set to reprise his role in Walking Dead TV movies, and Cohan has expressed a willingness to return in some capacity as well. Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne, also plans to depart from The Walking Dead after season 10.
To continue the comparison between The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, the season 9 finale is expected to feature an approaching blizzard, which mirrors the impending arrival of the undead White Walkers in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones.
Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC, The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nadia Hilker, Dan Fogler, Angel Theory, Lauren Ridloff and Eleanor Matsuura.