Sunday, April 13, 2014
Game of Thrones:The Death of the King
If you have not seen tonight's episode of Game of Thrones, read no further.
Tonight, the moment I have been waiting for, and no doubt, every other GOT addict, has finally happened. It might sound heartless and vile but the king of Westeros, King Joffrey, is finally dead; by poisoning no less. I have thought about this day and how it would play out. Tonight took me by surprise though, as so many moments have in the Game of Thrones tradition. Being unable to predict outcomes is one of the many great features of the series.
At last, a murderous, cowardly and abusive character that is deserving of all the evil he has dished out, is killed. Now the question is, who dun it? For the moment, his uncle, Lord Tyrion Lannister was seized as the murderer but I don't think he is guilty.
There are a host of characters who fit the description. My line up of suspects are as follows:
2) The former Knight forced to be the king's fool-I don't know his name but he has an axe to grind on Joffrey's head for stripping his noble title as Knight and forcing him to be his fool, subjected to his abuse in front of throngs of mocking idiots. In the last episode, he returned to give Sansa a beautiful heirloom necklace for saving his life from Joffrey. In an earlier episode, Joffrey forced him to drink wine to his death until Sansa stepped in and stopped it. In tonight's episode, immediately after Joffrey dies, he shows up to offer Sansa safe passage away from King's Landing. Suspect...
5) Prince Oberyn of House Martel
He took his brother's invitation to Joffrey's wedding and basically crashed it. Every moment he got to speak, he spewed hatred for the Lannister's for killing his young Targaryan niece and nephew. Unknown to him, his niece, Danerys is still alive and well across the Narrow sea. His "Hotspur" like spirit and thirst for vengeance dominates every scene he is a part of.
Although there are many who would love to see Joffrey dead, these are my suspects. And The Game continues...