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Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 3 'Breaker of Chains' Delivers More Questions Than It Answers

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Have we all recovered from the shock of last week’s turn of events? Have you been put off red wine and pie forever? As a fun curio, here's Jack Gleeson lecturing on celebrity culture at Oxford, dropping Baudrillard and Weber like nothing. Turns out Joffrey doesn't hate reading after all. I enjoyed all of the heated speculation in the comments last week, but, like I said, if you’ve read the books, don’t spoil the fun! Tonight we find out what happened to Joffrey... Or do we? I honestly feel more confused than I did last week, but that’s just the game, right? This episode, “Breaker of Chains,” is directed once again by Alex Graves, and it picks up right where the last one left off... King’s Landing … on Joffrey’s (Jack Gleeson) dead face. Savor it, Joffrey haters! (Now that Joffrey is gone, the most »


- Katie Walsh

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TV Review: Political Plotting Dominates 'Breaker of Chains' as Season 4 of 'Game of Thrones' Moves Past the Purple Wedding

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After the shocking events of last week's purple wedding, "Breaker of Chains" served as a reminder of who's really ahead in the game of thrones. Lord Baelish was unveiled as the cuprit/hero who orchestrated Joffrey's death. The Lannisters' weaknesses were exposed on multiple levels, both personal and as intended keepers of the crown. Prince Oberyn showed his worth as a potential dragon slayer. The Wildlings stirred things up to tempt the Night's Watch out of Castle Black, and Daenerys Targaryen continued to build a loyal and massive army with freakin' dragons as back up. More concerning than who's got the edge in an upcoming battle for the ages (this has to happen, right?) is the dismal status of Tyrion Lannister, who seems to have given up hope after losing his freedom, his love, and soon (maybe?) his life. After picking up the very second we left off with Cersei »

- Ben Travers

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"Game of Thrones'" Purple Wedding: A Symphony in Side-Eye

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"When you play the game of thrones," Cersei Lannister famously remarked, "you win or you die." But there's also a third, less frequently mentioned option, which involves shooting poisonous glares at the other players when their backs are turned. The late King Joffrey's ill-fated wedding feast, known to fans of George R.R. Martin's books and the murders of insufferable teenage despots as the Purple Wedding, was the occasion for some of Westeros' finest side-eye, as the assembled guests alternately weather Joffrey's wrath and savored watching others do the same. For reaction shots alone, "The Lion and the Rose" is hard to beat. As Joffrey maxed out his monstrous douchiness, his doting mother looked on indulgently. But his uncle Tyrion and Lady Sansa Stark were not so amused. The sword-swinging Brienne, looking only slightly comfortable in a formal gown, tried to play nice with Cersei, whose brother, Jamie, she'd saved »


- Sam Adams

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