Game of Thrones preview, Episode 2: ‘The Lion and the Rose,” Sunday, 9 p.m. ET

Joffrey and Margaery tie the knot Sunday on
Joffrey and Margaery tie the knot Sunday on "Game of Thrones." Photo: HBO

SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2014 – Another royal wedding is at hand on “Games of Thrones”  Sunday, April 13, with the episode “The Lion and the Rose.”

The Lion is Joffrey Baratheon, representing House Lannister whose symbol is the mighty lion. The Rose is his bride and Queen to be, Margarey Tyrell of House Tyrell, the powerful and fertile breadbasket kingdom whose symbol is the rose. The event has a nickname given to it by fans of the original novels: the “Purple Wedding.” You will learn the reasons for the name as it unfolds on the screen. There are multiple meanings, but one is especially important to the future of the Lannister family.

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The weddings brings together many honored guests in King’s Landing, including one fans met in the season opener: Prince Oberyn Martell, also known as “The Red Viper of Dorne.” In a conversation with the uncle of the groom, Tyrion Lannister, Martell made his dislike of Tyrion’s family crystal clear. Will the wedding provide the Red Viper a platform, or a path to reconciliation and forgiveness?

Weddings often end up as a focal point for family tensions, and the Lannisters are a tense family these days. Future in-laws Cersei and Margaery have a spat; in fact, Cersei’s in a royally bad mood.

How fast will copies of Margaery's dress end up in bridal shops?
How fast will copies of Margaery’s dress end up in bridal shops? Photo: HBO

Enjoy the spectacle of the wedding staging, which includes fanciful dishes and entertainment. In the book, the wedding feast includes 77 different dishes. Making a special appearance is real-life Icelandic indie rock band Sigur Ros.

Also in this second episode, we spend a little more time with Bran Stark, whose ability to channel his visionary powers is growing. Stannis Baratheon isn’t out of the picture just yet, but he continues to face obstacles in his desire to defeat the Lannisters. Theon Greyjoy – or is he now reborn as someone called “Reek”- makes an appearance. What plans does Ramsey have for him?

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Game of Thrones returns with Episode 2 of Season 4, “The Lion and The Rose,” on Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on HBO East and HBO Latino East (with Spanish subtitles); followed by airings on HBO West and Latino West at 9 p.m. Pacific Time. All four channels repeat the episode through the evening.

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