Wow, so last week happened. With the dust finally settling from the Purple Wedding, it's time to take a look into what HBO has in store for us tonight. How will they be able to top last week's unbelievable cliffhanger?
(SPOILERS from here on out, of course)
In case you need a refresher of last week's events, here's the simple rundown. Joffrey and Margaery finally had their royal wedding (I was starting to think it would never happen, especially since Sansa and Tyrion barely waited a week before their betrothal was "consummated").
The episode was probably my favorite one yet for Game of Thrones, and not only because it finally delivered justice to those of us who have not yet forgotten of Ned Stark (or those poor prostitutes Joffrey brutalized). The wedding scenes were beautifully directed and composed, managing to give all of our major characters scene-stealing moments, and I didn't feel like the episode was crowded at all.
Cersei was flawless as usual with her typical passive-aggressive-but-not-really-passive threats, and we got to see Jamie exhibiting his jealousy toward Loras through his own basically-aggressive threats layered with suppressed feelings for his sister. I was perpetually cringing during the play that managed to tick off pretty much everyone (Tyrion because it mocked little people, Sansa because it flaunted her father's death and the Tyrell's because it did the same to Renly), but I was uncomfortable in a good way if that makes any sense.
Needless to say, I (like many other GOT fans) was ecstatic to finally see King Joffrey reach his timely end, though I'm sad we're losing a villain I love to hate. We'll have to see if Ramsay Snow is capable of filling Joffrey's hatable shoes.
In tonight's episode, we can expect more exciting developments according to Director Alex Graves. He recently spoke with THR about the Purple Wedding and where the show will be going from here.
Graves said we can expect "one of the best speeches in the series" tonight, and I don't know about the rest of you, but the bar is definitely set quite high in that respect. I am hoping beyond hoping that it is delivered by Tyrion Lannister. Graves is also promising that Joffrey's death will have lasting effects throughout the rest of the series, which makes plenty of sense. From here on out, the play for the Iron Throne will be more chaotic than ever.
Check out this preview for tonight's episode, "Breaker of Chains" and don't forget to watch Game of Thrones tonight at 9pm/8pm Central on HBO (before everyone online spoils it for you!)