This is a photo of "Game of Thrones"'s Joffrey Baratheon, played by Jack Gleeson. (Photo : HBO)
Another wedding on the HBO hit "Game of Thrones" has been marred with a shocking death. But fans might have been rejoicing on the matter unlike last season's cruel massacre at "Red Wedding."
CBS News reported that King Joffrey Baratheon, the young tyrant monarch in the television series, was poisoned to death right after his wedding to Margaery Tyrell. The "The Lion and the Rose" episode, or otherwise known as "Purple Wedding" to fans of George RR Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, saw the downfall of King Joffrey.
Sarah Hughes for the Guardian said actor Jack Gleeson, who played the young King Joffrey, should be lauded for his exceptional portrayal of the character since the first season. On the other hand, the deathly poisoning of the king has put cunning Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage) in much hot water as the king's mother and sister Cersei accused the boy's uncle as the killer. CBS News pointed out that it was Tyrion, after all, who poured wine in the wine goblet where Joffrey was drinking from.
On the other hand, another intriguing point of view revealed that it might by Tyrion's wife, Sansa, who had been the culprit all along. Sansa, as the Guardian said, is a Stark, and although it was ludicrious to believe that the meek, still grieving lady was the one responsible for killing her husband, it was possible as she might have sought revenge for Joffrey's hand in the murder of majority of the members of her family.
The death of King Joffrey was, although foretold in the books, might have been a brilliant escape for Gleeson, who earlier revealed in an interview that he is quitting acting, the Irish Independent said. He said in the interview, "It was always a recreation beforehand, but when I started doing 'Game of Thrones' perhaps the reality was made too real for me. The lifestyle that comes with being an actor in a successful TV show isn't something I gravitate towards."