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Recap: Game of Thrones

Season 4- Episodes 1 & 2

gameofthrones14_421It was the one day in April that everyone was not so patiently waiting for, the return of Game of Thrones. Episode 1 and 2 have since aired and have already left viewers in a state of shock … yes it has already been that good.

While nothing major happened in the first episode, the viewers got to see all their favorites even if it was only just for a bit.

We were reunited with Tyrion first who is in the midst of having to care for his new wife, Sansa, and his lover Shae. Tywin is back to his old grumpy ways when he tried to send Jaime back to Casterly Rock by bribing him with a newly forged Valyrian steel sword. Poor Jaime, not only once does he get burned, but twice when later he approaches Cersei who insists that he was “too late,” therefore she no longer wants him (not that the guy can help being imprisoned, but hey it’s Cersei).

The one other surprise visitor at King’s Landing is the newest character, Oberyn Martell, the prince of Dorne. Basically this guy is here for revenge for his fallen sister, who was murdered due to the orders of Tywin Lannister. This will be an interesting development.

The absolute highlight of episode one was hands down the relationship between Arya and The Hound. It was complete hilarity.  This is a pairing I cannot wait to see develop further.

Episode 2 is where things finally went down. Let me first start off by saying that when most people die in Game of Thrones we are often left with sadness. But when Joffrey dies? Well everyone everywhere celebrates.

The Purple Wedding, as fans like to call it, finally made its way to the screen. That is right, Margaery Tyrell was left widowed yet again shortly after her marriage was official.

The big question on everyone’s mind is, “Who poisoned Joffrey?” Tyrion’s sweet sister Cersei immediately accused him of poisoning her son. Some other suspects who have been named are Sansa and charming Grandma Tyrell. I hope you all liked the game Clue growing up … It was Ned Stark’s ghost in the dungeon with an axe…

Basically, the only thing there was to talk about after episode 2 was Joffrey’s purple bleeding face, as he died a slow, poisoned filled death. Leading up to his death, the fans were reminded multiple times that there is literally not one redeemable quality about the little insufferable weasel.

So with all of that being said, good riddance Joffrey, and thank you for reminding us once again that one never wants to have a wedding in Westeros.

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