The next “Game of Thrones” episode, airing at 9 p.m. EDT Sunday on HBO, looks like one you will not want to miss. Episode 2 has the title “The Lion and the Rose,” which means the little tyrant king we’ve all grown to know and hate is finally going to become the little tyrant husband of Margarey Tyrell.
For those of you who’ve read George R.R. Martin’s books, you know this lavish ceremony celebrating King Joffrey Baratheon’s marriage is called the Purple Wedding. Now, we won’t give away any spoilers, but we will reveal that the final scene of episode 2 will be one of the series’ most-talked about moments ever, according to E! News.
If you think nothing could shock you more than the Red Wedding—think again. The Purple Wedding will leave a bad taste in your mouth when “The Lion and the Rose” concludes. Pun totally intended. If you can’t wait to find out what will go down when episode 2 airs, then check out this article here. But be warned — it’s chock full of juicy spoilers.
The mysterious Purple Wedding surprise isn’t the only thing inching fans towards the edge of their seats. Spoilers also reveal that viewers will get to spend some quality time with Stannis and his family during episode 2.
Stannis Baratheon is the brother of the late King Robert and Renly. Stannis became the rightful heir to Robert’s throne after his brother’s unfortunate death in the woods. We know you’re probably wondering, “Isn’t Joffrey the current king?” Well, he is. But not really. See, Joffrey isn’t a true son of Robert. He was a child born out of incest between Cersei and Jaime Lannister. Not many know of this dirty little secret, but Stannis does. And his craving for the throne has become so insatiable that he's willing kill anyone who stands in his way — even his brother Renly.
In an attempt to take the throne, Stannis had been yielding to the advice of Melisandre, a Red Priestess and Lord of Light. But the duo’s relationship becomes complicated when Stannis cheats on his wife in hopes of impregnating Melisandre to gain a son, something Selyse could not give him. But instead of a child, Melisandre gives birth to a shadow that claws its way out from her (If you haven't seen the birth scene you must). The shadow’s first victim is Renly, which gives Stannis the opportunity to obtain control over his brother’s army.
In episode 2, Stannis, Melisandre and Selyse will all sit down for dinner — family style — and according to reports it will be pretty awkward. Selyse knows of Stannis’ affair and was surprisingly happy for her husband. She had not been able to bear him a son, only a daughter, Shireen, who suffers from the scarring of Greyscale. Stannis is weirded out that his wife is so calm and collected hearing of what he's done. But hey, what type of reaction do you expect from a woman who keeps stillborns displayed in jars in her home?
Don’t you just love “Game of Thrones” drama? Let us know your predictions on “The Lion and the Rose” in the comments section below and don’t forget to tune in Sunday night to see what madness unfolds!