« Last post by Jayson on April 14, 2014, 12:10 PM »
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When I read the telling of Joffreys death in the books, I was fine with it. But in the death scene we saw last night, actor Jack Gleason was finally able to convey the truth behind Joffrey and (most of) his cruelty: that deep down he was just a scared boy. A scared boy who was given unlimited power and used it to become a bully since he hadn't been adequately parented by his real father, Jaime Lannister, and the father her thought was his own in Robert Baratheon.
Why the **** are you trying to make something out of this?!?!?
For some reason it was really just troubling to watch someone choke to death. I had no qualms about the scene at the end of last week's season premiere. The Hound taking on 5 guys in the Inn was an amazing scene. And I actually thought that when Arya had her revenge on Polliver, who had killed her friend in season 2, that was a moment of justice.
My *momentary* pang of sympathy was about anybody choking.
I'm thinking about the next 'holy ****' moment non-readers will flip out on. There's certainly a few more coming this season.
-Cersei and Jaime ******* over Joffery's rotting corpse
-Battle at the Wall and Stannis' arrival
-Red Viper vs the Mountain
-Tyrion killing Shae and then Tywin
Don't get me wrong: Joffrey has done the most hateful things imaginable during the course of the series. At some point it may come to light that he was responsible for something VERY big, but I don't know when or how that might get revealed. Karma is a bitch, and the horrific nature of his death was well deserved. He's been a sadistic little bastard ever since we saw the incident at the Inn at the Crossroads where Arya threw his sword into the river. And his tormenting of Tyrion during this episode alone was unforgiveable. But for me, it's tough to watch ANYONE choke and die like that, even if it is a television show.