Sansa still hasn't recovered from the death of her family and refuses to eat despite Tyrion's requests that she do so. She receives a gift from an unexpected source. It's time for the royal wedding and King Joffrey is on his worst behavior with Tyrion the object of his dislike. He adores the sword given to him by his grandfather but uses it to chop up a book given to him by Tyrion. At the reception after the wedding ceremony, a drunken Joffrey ridicules his uncle and orders him to become his cup bearer. Tyrion does as he's told but Joffrey gets his comeuppance. Meanwhile, Lord Bolton returns home to find what his bastard son did to Theon Greyjoy. Written by
When Joffrey asks for suggestions for the name of his new sword, the first name shouted out is "Stormbringer". This is name of the sword of Elric of Melnibone, and the name of the first novel of a seminal fantasy series by writer Michael Moorcock about this demon-ridden anti-hero. See more »
In Joffery's wedding, Joffery pour wine on Tyrion head, but in next scene his hairs look dry and showing no effect of liquid on hair. See more »
The Lion and the Rose succeeds with a satisfying twist
After a great first episode, I was surprised to see that this one really blew me away. It had a very satisfying twist at the end and I'll tell you why after I give this a lot of praise.
The storyline here is well-written. The suspense, drama, and character study have been pushed to an even interesting level and it keeps your eyes open for anything to happen while the script is beyond flawless. The performances are still great and makes the characters even more believable. The music score is still beautiful, the scenery and sets are still gorgeous, the pacing, again, never drags, and the directing is really solid.
Now that I've praised everything, I might as well say that the twist is what satisfied me the most. King Joffrey gets poisoned and dies right at the very end of the episode before Tyrion gets arrested. It not only shocked me, but made me feel happy. Because after everything King Joffrey has done since the first season, he finally deserved to die since he's considered by many to be the most despicable character in the entire show. The actor who played him, Jack Gleeson, did a fantastic job in making us hate him throughout the entire show. So I give my kudos to him for doing that task.
So, overall, The Lion and the Rose is another classic episode and succeeds in every way possible.
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