I don’t know what was really subtle about it at all, they focused on the goblet over and over and over.I haven’t read the books and I still knew for certain that he was about to get poisoned. Kind of took away from the joy in it, for me, honestly.
This is how it went down in the book (hairnet = necklace)
“You do look quite exquisite, child,” Lady Olenna Tyrell told Sansa when she tottered up to them in a cloth-of-gold gown that must have weighed more than she did. “The wind has been at your hair, though.” The little old woman reached up and fussed at the loose strands, tucking them back into place and straightening Sansa’s hair net. “I was very sorry to hear about your losses,” she said as she tugged and fiddled. “Your brother was a terrible traitor, I know, but if we start killing men at weddings they’ll be even more frightened of marriage than they are presently. There, that’s better.”
@Hyrax Olenna Tyrell was the one who poisoned Joffrey. The necklace that was given to Sansa by Joffrey’s fool last episode contained a gemstone that was crystalized poison. While everyone was distracted by Joffrey humiliating Tyrion, she poisoned the wine.
As a book reader, and there is a lot smug factor here so forgive me, I’m more saddened by the lose of the kid who played Joffrey from acting than the actual death of Joffrey. The kid said he was quitting after this show and to be honest with ya’ll he was absolutely fantastic in the roll. One of the most despised characters in history and the guy who brought it to you is quitting. That’s a shame.
Jackie Gleeson really was fantastic. In most actors hands, especially most young actors hands, that role could easy come off as cartoonishly evil or just plain ridiculous. Gleeson nailed it every time. Would have been interesting to see him try his acting chops in another completely different role.
@JamaalCharlesRepairedKnees Apparently you and I have different opinions on what “Cartoonishly evil” looks like. I thought he was a great actor, that was poorly used sometimes with back to back scenes of him being a little shit. It got to the point where they were just SCREAMING at us “LOOK HE’S EVIL!”
Even Hitler wasn’t that unlikable, he’s poorly written and poorly used. Gleeson is a terrific actor and I hope he changes his mind and we see him again.
JJ Jr….totally agree about his death scene acting. That looked so real! That look like a real friggin person choking to death! His red eyes and red face with expressions. He really blew me away with that. Totally disturbing.
I don’t think Jamaal’s guess is right, but he has definitely been recast. One of the better recasts they’ve done… the kid who played him before seemed sweet, but I wouldn’t imagine he’d be capable of playing a real role. I mean, I assume Tommen’s gonna have a lot more lines now than he used to.
I knew what was coming, (Book Reader! Stone him!!), and I still wanted someone to stab Joffrey when he brought out the dwarf show. God what a dick. Watching him die brought me so much joy I should probably be put on a watch list.
Fare thee well Jack Gleeson. You did a fantastic job playing the cuntiest cunt who ever cunted his way through Westeros.
Yeah, I kind of disliked most of the non-King’s Landing stuff in this episode. Roose dressing-down Ramsay was pretty cool, but pretty much everything else. Didn’t care for the Tyrion-Shae scene, either. I’m not really a fan of her character, but I hope she isn’t really going out like that.
This season is still simply “off”, after two episodes lots of shit just crammed together, I haven’t even read the stupid books, but I can see they’re just slamming shit into each other without explanation. So far through episode two , son I am still dissapoint.
Really? As another non-book-reader, I feel like the show is fucking ON right now. This episode packed a wallop even ignoring all the wedding stuff. I realized this episode that what this show does really well is straight on melodrama. But not in a bad way. All the little interpersonal conflict is so well done every time. It’s like the best a soap opera could be, if that makes any sense. The awesome battles, tits, and kills are just HBO icings on the cake for me.
So, not really relevant to the specific topic at hand, but did anyone else think the lady-hunter with Ramsay looked a lot like Gillian Jacobs? Were both of the women in that scene supposed to be the same ones who raped Theon last season?