Thursday, 22 March 2018

Game of Thrones 4x02 'The Lion and the Rose' TV TALK

This episode, overall, was very well executed and fun to watch. We had a couple of scenes and characters that I just wanted to skip over but, for the most part, it was as funny and clever and intense as it always is.
This episode in particular was extremely satisfying and will lead to such a great season ahead.

Season 1:  1x01  |  1x02  |  1x03  |  1x04  |  1x05  |  1x06  |  1x07  |  1x08  |  1x09  |  1x10
Season 2:  2x01  |  2x02  |  2x03  |  2x04  |  2x05  |  2x06  |  2x07  |  2x08  |  2x09  |  2x10
Season 3:  3x01  |  3x02  |  3x03  |  3x04  |  3x05  |  3x06  |  3x07  |  3x08  |  3x09  |  3x10
Season 4:  4x01  |

Starting with Bran because, let's face it, Bran has the boring story-line at the moment. Bran and his group have made it past the wall now and they're headed Gods know where. Bran warged a tree and now claims he knows exactly where to go. Super.
Quickly moving on, we see Ramsay and 'Reek' in this episode as well. Ramsay and this other woman hunted a girl called Tansey for unknown reasons. We also get Ramsay's first scene with his father (the one that killed Robb!!!) and Lord Bolton allows Ramsay to go to Moat Cailin to take it from the Iron Islanders. No sign of Yara yet- what with her noble and big plans to storm in and save Theon.
We briefly saw Stannis who's busy burning traitors because why not? I'm sure it was Melisandre's idea and everything! Melisandre goes to visit Stannis' daughter, Shireen, and as much as I despise the woman, she said a quote that I like very much.
We saw Shae in this episode which I usually love but..... just not under these circumstances. Tyrion is essentially forced to break her heart and say he doesn't love her simply to get her away from King's Landing and back to safety. I don't blame Tyrion for what he did and I think Shae should've been a little easier on him- he was doing it for her benefit!! She would've ended up dead if she'd stayed. 
Over to Jaime he's started training his left hand at sword fighting with Bronn which is amazing to watch because they're both funny and entertaining characters, each in their own different way. 
Jaime also has a little tiff with Loras because he's jealous that Loras gets to marry Cersei. He tells Loras that he'll never marry Cersei and Loras basically replies with a quick-fired 'ditto.' I think that Jaime's just coming to realise that everyone knows (or at least suspects) about his affair with Cersei and.... he sure doesn't like it. 
On the other side of the incest twin coin, we had Cersei who was acting a little jealous of Brienne. She straight out accuses Brienne of being in love with Jaime- to which Brienne doesn't deny... 
And, finally, we had the main event of the episode- the royal wedding. 
Margaery and Joffrey are finally wed and they have a big celebration afterwards. Tyrion gets on the wrong side of Joffrey (what's new there?) and ends up becoming Joffrey's cupbearer for the day. So, when Joffrey is poisoned and dies.... all eyes turn to Tyrion, and Cersei- ever the loyal sibling- arrests him and sends him to the cells. 
Ser Dontos manages to get Sansa away before she is taken too and it makes me wonder whether he knew about this beforehand or just did it in the spur of the moment because Sansa's a nice girl. Is this Sansa's chance to escape- hidden under the chaos of the King's death?
I'm actually quite sad that Joffrey's dead- but not because there're any redeeming qualities in the guy or anything. But because he was entertaining! The evil ones are always the best to watch. 

Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment your thoughts. Stay amazing!

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