Reoters: [Dayton, Ohio] Dr. Harold Finnegan says he’s cleared his calendar on Monday and Tuesday as HBO has called him and 27 other local colleagues to be ready for distraught fans of the hit HBO TV series.
“We’ve sorta been warned,” he told us over the phone. “We’ve each received The Fax,” he said. He says it like you’d expect someone to talk about a subpoena.
The Fax: Sent by showrunners DB Weiss and Daniel Benioff, the Fax contains what is going to happen on Sunday night’s Finale episode and includes deaths, violence, even the words to “The Rains of Castamere”. They sent this fax to major cities around the US to prepare for the unprecedented outpouring of grief for at least two beloved characters on the show (and several not so beloved ones). We were not able to see the Fax ourselves.
“Cincinnati and Columbus and Toledo and Cleveland are prepared as well,” he told us. “There are hundreds of us who were asked to clear calendars for the whole week. I was able to ask other clients who had lost loved ones to hold off for another week or so and allow me to take Monday and Tuesday, at the very least, and reserve them exclusively for the fans of this show.