SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2014 – The second episode of “Game of Thrones” Sunday is not to be missed. Trust us on this one. Consider this your formal invitation (plus a guest) to our Communities live chat at 9 p.m. ET for the festivities.
This week’s episode title is “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 last wedding on the show, called the “Red Wedding,” didn’t go so well for some of the participants. Sunday’s upcoming wedding earned it a nickname that wasn’t ever in the original novels, but was created by the fans themselves, and it stuck: the “Purple Wedding.” Purple has traditionally been considered the color of royalty throughout the centuries. Here are multiple meanings, but one is especially important to the future of the Lannister family.
It’s a star studded episode with virtually every important person in King’s Landing on hand to see King Joffrey and his bride, the politically savvy young widow Margaery, join their families and their kingdoms together in an ever strengthening alliance against all their enemies.
But don’t think for a minute those enemies aren’t gunning for the Lannisters. Stannis Baratheon is still out there plotting his revenge, and he believes God is firmly on his side. Woe be to anyone who gets in his way.
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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.