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Last Night's 'Game of Thrones' Ended with the Death of [SPOILER]

 

Last Night's 'Game of Thrones' Ended with the Death of [SPOILER]

 

Warning: if you've yet to watch last night's 'Game of Thrones,' read no further.

Well, that didn’t take long. A week after a rather slow and steady Season 4 premiere that, save for a bloody finale, was rather uneventful, a world is shaken up in the second episode. As I suppose should be expected, “The Lion and the Rose” had no shortage of blood, discomfort, and death.

We touched base with Bran and Stannis, which we didn’t do in the premiere, watched Ramsay Snow and his servant Myranda kill a woman for sport and continue to jerk around Theon, but all of that took a back seat to what took place at the King Joffrey’s wedding.

The late King Joffrey, that is.

Yes, the character that everybody loathed from the moment he stepped on-screen is dead in dramatic, though perhaps not especially satisfying, fashion. It is now a whodunit, as Joffrey was poisoned during the reception in which he embarrassed Tyrion and made just about everyone else uncomfortable, including the viewer.

So, the question becomes, who is the new Kingslayer? (And let us all please note and respect here that there are many viewers, including this writer, and actors on the show who have willfully forgone reading the books so as to better enjoy the show.)

Tyrion is immediately accused, as he suddenly became Joffrey’s cupbearer and subject to much embarrassment over the seasons. That he is accused leads one to believe that it wasn’t really him, though very convenient for whoever did drop the poison. Lady Olenna certainly implied her hatred of him and has a manipulative side to her; she was jabbing at Lord Tywin and just married her daughter off for political purposes, after all.

Of course, Margaery could have done it too with the same goals as her mother. There is also Sansa, who even though timid has more reason than any to seek vengeance. Prince Oberyn, the mysterious figure that he is, may have had a hand as well, for may be seeking retribution.

Lastly, the jester Dontos is too a suspect, and one with little to lose. He also seemed rather unsurprised that the King fell, as he was very ready to take off.

Thus ends the short-lived reign of King Joffrey. We bid you goodbye and good riddance with this lovely picture below, and say to whoever killed you, “thank you very kindly.”

 Last Night's 'Game of Thrones' Ended with the Death of [SPOILER]


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- Game of Thrones

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Apr 14th, 2014, 3:17 am

Images courtesy of HBO

Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 16th, 2014, 11:22 am
The death of Joffrey in the books was far more compelling, no matter either way, he is done! Now, if the same could be done to Bolton's son (who has the same S&M mind as Joffrey) that will be equally satisfying.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 15th, 2014, 1:21 am
I liked moment then Lady Olenna dismissed her son Mace (Lord Paramount of the Reach by the way) who formally is head of House Tyrell while talking business with Tywin Lannister. In last season finale Tywin equally harshly dismissed his grandson who formally was head of the Realm. Old guards are the ones pulling all strings. Margery (and Tyrells) actually can't gain anything from Joffrey's death except if she's pregnant with a boy (heir apparent). But i guess in absence of ultrasound machine even best of meisters can't predict unborn child's sex.
wynn

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Message Posted On Apr 14th, 2014, 5:32 pm

Such a well-played character (Joffrey) by Jack Gleeson.

 

Truly a fantastic performance, which has left every single person watching the show truly despise the character. Incredibly well done! :)

Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 14th, 2014, 2:08 pm
Lady Olenna is Margaery's grandmother... not her mother. Pay attention
Lord Omega

Message Posted On Apr 14th, 2014, 12:07 pm
I was so happy someone finally killed this motherf***** I hated him with vehemency. Too bad he didn't suffer enough.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 14th, 2014, 6:39 am
READ THE BOOKS! Much better and has more detail, far more detail, than the show. My son stumbled across aspects I did not realize were there.
Dreams

Message Posted On Apr 14th, 2014, 4:02 am
The little devil...good riddance. Every time I watched him I just wanted to jump into the screen and ring his neck.
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