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Photo: Metro/HBO
Photo: Metro/HBO

“The Purple Wedding”

This article contains MANY SPOILERS. If you’re not up to date, don’t read this.

Viewers across the world are celebrating King Joffrey’s death, labelled as “The Purple Wedding”. The death of one of the most evil kings in television creates yet another twist in the latest Game of Thrones series. What does this mean for the rest of Westeros?

Tommen, the youngest child of Cersei and Jaime’s incestuous relationship, has been crowned the new king, and is already proving to be better than the previous ruler (not particularly difficult to achieve). It’s not all good news for the Lannisters, as Tyrion remains imprisoned after being accused of Joffrey’s murder. The Tyrells continue to climb up the power ladder, with Margaery switching her affections from Joffrey to Tommen (again, not difficult to do, despite the rather creepy age difference), and her brother Ser Loras’s engagement to Cersei.

So what about those outside of King’s Landing? The strongest contenders for the Iron Throne seem to be Daenerys, who slowly edges closer to Westeros, and Stannis, who is vehement that he is the rightful heir to the throne. Other competitors include the Greyjoys and possibly the Martells, whilst the Stark children remain scattered across the country, the relationship between Arya and the Hound being a highlight of the series so far.

With many believing the Lannisters are unrightfully ruling the kingdom, the death of Joffrey has only revealed more tension, twists and two-faced characters. Let the games continue.

Mondays, 9pm Sky Atlantic / Watch Now on Sky Go


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