Beware: "Game of Thrones" Season 4, episode 2 spoilers ahead.
Consider yourself WARNED fellow "Game of Thrones" fans!
George R.R. Martin seems like a nice, gentle man full of wit and talent. He is without a doubt the LAST person you'd ever want to invite to your wedding. I mean whether you've read the books or not, the sheer shock of viewing the Red Wedding from Season 3, in which we lost a healthy dose of Starks, is still with us. We've been waiting for someone to avenge all the death at the hand of The Lannisters and wondering who might actually have that chance when it came to ridding us of that cruel boy we've come to know as Joffrey. We don't even call him King all that much. Now, of course all those who have read the books knew this was going to happen -- and when. The Royal Wedding of Joffrey Baratheon (Lannister) to Margaery Tyrell (as the book readers call it, "The Purple Wedding") turned out to be the spot.
Uncle Tyrion is immediately blamed for Joffrey's "Violet Beauregarde" type transformation ending in his death by Mama Cersei and Mr. Martin made sure in writing the episode that Joffrey reminded us what a complete prick he was before the pie arrived. As with the "Red Wedding," some people anticipated this royal event and made sure to capture the surprising reactions for all of us to enjoy.
Without further ado, here are some of the best reactions to Joffrey's "Purple Wedding" ending. Does this mean the end to all wine in "King's Landing"?
The OMG, WTF, DUDE! Reaction
The Taking It All In Reaction
The Utter Delight Reaction
The Full Jaw Drop Reaction
The Genuine Making Sense Of It All Reaction
The Group "PLEASE DIE" Chant Reaction
The Purple Wedding Compilation Reaction
The Celebratory Toast to King Joffrey!
It now becomes a "Who Dunnit" mystery, which hopefully will be resolved sooner rather than later. Who do you think was responsible? Tyrion? The Tyrells? The Starks? Stannis? A conspiracy? As evil as King Joffrey was, we're going to miss seeing him around Westeros and wish actor Jack Gleeson the best in whatever he chooses to do next, despite saying he is retiring from acting.
Who shall sit atop the Iron Throne now?