It looks like the Purple Wedding is happening on the next "Game of Thrones" episode, "The Lion and the Rose." Based on the synopsis and the preview, Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell will get married in a lavish ceremony, but it does not look like everyone is happy to see the young king marry his queen.
There is nothing like young love, except when one of those involved is Joffrey, who has proven to be quite a cruel, arrogant and spoiled king. Even his soon-to-be queen Margaery does not seem overjoyed with the notion of sharing a future with Joffrey. The royal couple could defy the odds and live happily ever after, but this is "Game of Thrones" and rarely does anything end well.
According to the HBO synopsis, "Tyrion lends Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) a hand. Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer) host a breakfast. At Dragonstone, Stannis (Stephen Dillane) loses patience with Davos (Liam Cunningham). Ramsay (Iwan Rheon) finds a purpose for his pet. North of the Wall, Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) sees where they must go."
The preview for "The Lion and the Rose," and new promo photos, reveal the wedding will occur and there will be some tension between Joffrey and Tyrion. Based on last season's Red Wedding, during "The Rains of Castamere," many are expecting something big to happen during the Purple Wedding, but will someone die?
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HBO seems to be hinting at a death occurring in "The Lion and the Rose," but that could be some misdirection based on fan expectations following the Red Wedding, which saw the deaths of Robb Stark, his wife, and Catelyn Stark at the hands of the Lannisters. The episode was also written by "Song of Ice and Fire" creator George R.R. Martin himself, which adds to the speculation the episode is important. You can view the "Game of Thrones" Season 4, episode 2, trailer below and judge for yourself.
"Game of Thrones" Season 4, episode 2, "The Lion and the Rose" airs on HBO at 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday.