Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson
Normally, it’s uncommon for people to cheer when someone dies.
But on Sunday, eager fans of the medieval fantasy show “Game of Thrones” were overjoyed when one of the main characters unexpectedly checked-out of Westeros.
The second episode of season four reminded GOT fans of the unforgettable “Red Wedding” at the end of season three.
Similar to the tragedy of “The Red Wedding,” Sunday’s episode ended with one of the antagonists gasping for air during a matrimonial celebration.
Numerous cheers echoed through living rooms as King Joffrey choked from poison deceitfully given to him in a cup of wine. (Obviously, someone in attendance slipped the former king a mickey.)
Characters rushed to the king’s aid as his face turned purple, but they were unable to save him.
Fans have named the tragedy “The Purple Wedding.”
Loyal viewers have been anticipating Joffrey’s death since the beginning of the series, and they don’t know who to thank for making it happen.
The suspected offender, Tyrion Lannister, was appalled after being arrested; however, he is innocent until proven guilty. The real assassin may have been hidden in the crowd that surrounded the corpse of the former King.
The suspects are the proclaimed killer, Tyrion Lannister; his wife, Sansa; the Noble House Tyrell; the vengeance-seeking Prince Oberyn and basically anyone else in the show.
The suspense continues to escalate in typical George R.R. Martin (author of the GOT books) fashion as nothing is resolved and more questions arise.