Game of Thrones – The Lion and the Rose

Well, this week’s episode of Game of Thrones was rather intense. Before I get into the big juicy stuff, let’s get the rest of it out of the way.

Jamie and Tyrion Lannister

Jamie and Tyrion Lannister

Bran Stark is off in the woods in the North. Apparently he’s spending too much time with Summer with his ability. He’s growing attached and in some way is losing touch with his humanity. However, they found the face in the tree. After a recollection of things that happened and what needed to happen. Now it seems that they will be changing course and heading south.

Ramsey Snow has completely broken Theon Greyjoy into a menial servant who now goes by Rig. It is rather depressing to see Theon incapable of meeting anyone’s eyes. His constant physical tics are also a nice touch to the now broken man. Yes, Theon made a massive mistake and he deserved punishment for betraying the people that treated him like family even if he wasn’t. However, seeing him like this is heartbreaking. When Theon learned that Robb had been killed, I wanted him to slit Ramsey’s throat as he saved the bastard.

Tyrion Lannister and Shae

Tyrion Lannister and Shae

There was also a scene with Stannis and his people. They were burning a man and everyone seems to be embracing the god of Light along with Melisandre. Everyone, except for Stannis’ daughter who is still hidden away from everyone else. Melisandre even attempted to connect with her, but she just is not taking the bait, unlike her mother.

The rest of the episode was spent in King’s Landing. Prince Oberyn was laying insults to Tywin and Cersei after they insulted his companion. Oberyn doesn’t agree with the way people in the north treat those who are off lesser standing. Tyrion was also having a hard time when he learned that Shae would be killed if Tywin caught her with him. Thus, when Shae barged in for some nookie, he flat out called her a whore until she left. Tyrion ordered Bronn to take Shae to a ship where on the other side of the sea to live comfortably.

Joffrey and his deadly pie

Joffrey and his deadly pie

This wasn’t the only issue Tyrion was facing this episode. After a very quick wedding of Margeary and Joffrey, we were at the reception. After numerous instances of Joffrey shunning and attacking the entertainment he called out a perverse show with little people playing kings. When it was all done, Joffrey called for Tyrion to join the show. Being the proud man he is, Tyrion declined and promptly had wine poured over his head. Taken a step forward Joffrey also forced Tyrion to be his cup bearer. Then moments after cutting the pie and taking a bit, Joffery keeled over dead. Yup, Joffrey is dead and whoever did it made it look like Tyrion. It’s a good thing Sansa was evacuated. Tyrion wasn’t quite so long.

What did you think of the episode?

3 thoughts on “Game of Thrones – The Lion and the Rose

  1. That was an excellent episode. As a book reader, I’m really curious if show watchers were surprised about the events of the wedding, or if they had been spoiled. (Or if they just figured out that Joff’s time was up.)

    • The writers left little hints that it was coming this episode, which I liked. I haven’t read the books, but I had found out that Joffrey died in the third book. I just didn’t know how or when. But honestly after the way he’s acted and just after what he did to Tyrion I felt it was poetic.

  2. I haven’t watched it yet, but I heard about it midway through the last season, who did it and how and when. I don’t mind being spoiled when it’s something I’ve been wanting since he had Sansa’s direwolf killed in season one. I can’t wait to see it!! Well, obviously I can, but you know what I mean. ^_^

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