‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4: What’s to Come for King Joffrey?

Game of Thrones JoffreyYes, I'm still going to talk about Game of Thrones. Even though season 3 wrapped up a while ago. Who cares. I'm obsessed. If you don't like it, go away. Especially because season 4 should hopefully equal the awesomeness of season 3. As all fans know, A Storm of Swords was broken up into two seasons. So, essentially, if you've read the book, you pretty much know what's coming.

And there is one thing all book readers/TV show watchers can all agree on: King Joffrey is a little piece of shit. It's so much fun (and extremely twisted) thinking of the ways he might kick the bucket. Who knew so much hatred could be funneled into a bratty fictional 15-year-old? Big kudos to Jack Gleeson for playing Joffrey in such a way that makes him one of the most universally despised characters ever created.

So, non-book readers might want to know: What will happen to him in season 4? SPOILERS AHEAD. At least ... BOOK SPOILERS AHEAD.


The answer to your question is: JOFFREY'S GOING TO DIE. It should happen in season 4 if the writers stick to the chronology of A Storm of Swords. So let's break it down. Those who have watched season 3 know that Joffrey was betrothed to Margaery Tyrell. Their wedding takes place on the first day of the new century. At breakfast, Joffrey gets a sword from his grandfather Tywin Lannister, while Tyrion and Sansa give him a rare book called Lives of Four Kings.

Joffrey, being Joffrey, uses the new sword to slice up the book and of course requests a better present from his uncle. He doesn't have time (or most likely the brain function) to read. During the actual wedding, he further makes fun of his uncle by having a couple dwarves fight as the entertainment. After pouring wine on his uncle's head, drunken Joffrey demands that Tyrion give him his Wedding Chalice. Then, all of a sudden, after a drink from said Chalice, Joffrey can no longer breathe. His eyes grow wide and he starts clawing at his neck. Eventually, he dies due to the poisoned wine while all the guests (and his horrified mother) watch on.

Due to the amethysts that were used -- in a move orchestrated by none other than Lady Olenna and Petyr Baelish -- and the color of the wine, fans refer to the affair as the Purple Wedding, though that's not a name that's ever used in the book.

Sadly, Tyrion is the one who is tried for Joffrey's death (and throughout the trial, he looks mighty guilty), but still, Joffrey dies, and it's one of those special moments that all fans should be looking forward to watching in season 4. Many were probably hoping for a far more brutal, drawn-out, violent, ridiculous death as George R. R. Martin is more than capable of writing, but we'll take it. Let's just hope HBO can bestow upon Joffrey the fitting death that his legions of haters absolutely can't wait to see.

Are you excited to see Joffrey finally die on season 4 of Game of Thrones? Think they'll deviate from the book at all?


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