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Game of Thrones review: A death we can cheer about

We can’t believe they finally did it. Lannister crimson all over the place thanks to The Purple Wedding on Game of Thrones. It was awesome.

Joffrey and Margaery walk down the isle on Game of Thrones

Photo credit: HBO

No spoiler alert could ever be as dramatic as The Red Wedding reviews, but tonight’s episode comes close, so read on at your own discretion. You have been warned.

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  • ICYMI last week…
  • Oberyn Martell arrives at King’s Landing with a plot for revenge.
  • Dani is learning her dragons can never be tamed.
  • Jon Snow is back at The Wall and confesses The Wildlings’ plan.
  • Aria kills Polliver and gets back her sword Needle.

It’s tempting to make this review for Game of Thrones tonight one sentence because, while a ton of amazing things happen, one trumps them all: Joffrey is poisoned right after his wedding. And no one is sad about it, except maybe Cersei (Lena Headey).

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This brings up a host of questions that lead us into the new season: Namely, who killed the king? Here are the most obvious suspects:

  • Tyrion (Peter Dinklage): Obviously the most obvious suspect, but the least likely culprit in our book. While Tyrion had the most motivation to poison Joffrey and the most opportunity, we don’t think he was the one who ultimately axed the king.
  • Sansa: During the wedding, Joffrey made fun of her brother’s death. Being at King’s Landing has been torture for her, a constant reminder that her family was murdered. We wouldn’t blame her if she was the one to sneak in the poison.
  • Margaery and Olenna Tyrell: Margaery is sneakier than we often give her credit for, and we know Olenna is feisty. Still, we hesitate to point the finger at them because, if they were smart, they would have waited until the marriage was official before killing Joffrey.
  • Florian: When the murder took place, Florian the Fool seemed to know what was happening. He was ready to run Sansa away to safety even before Joffrey had taken his last breath. This makes him look mighty suspicious. He very well could be the one who snuck in the poison.
Another key question, what does all of this mean for Margaery. Tommen is now the heir to the throne, but Margaery and Joffrey didn’t consummate their marriage before he died, which makes the poor girl the most hopeless virgin ever.

Best quotes of the night

“You lost a hand, not a stomach,” Tyrion tells Jaime when he won’t eat with him.

“Better her than you,” Tyrion says to Sansa as Margaery and Joffrey are wed.

“Now go drink until it feels like you did the right thing,” Bronn tells Tyrion after he sends Shae away.

What did you think of Joffrey’s death tonight? Who do you think killed him?

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