The second episode of the hit HBO featured another shocking twist, and actor Jack Gleeson, who plays the vicious King Joffrey has spoken about the plot development.
It centered on the so-called Purple Wedding between King Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell.
The 21-year-old actor has told Entertainment Weekly that he found the episode 'tough'.
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Talking about King Joffrey's untimely demise, he said: 'I suppose it’s one of those things that you have no prior experience in.'
'I’ve never seen anyone die. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like. But [director] Alex [Graves] very kindly walked me through it.'
Adding: 'It was fun in the end, but kind of stressful to be so focused, but acting like you’re completely unfocused. Difficult, but exciting.'
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The cruel and sadistic boy king, choked to death in the episode during his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, portrayed by 32-year-old Natalie Dormer.
During the wedding, Joffrey made sure the festivities included a mock battle featuring dwarfs and later openly mocked his dwarf uncle Tyrion Lannister, played by 44-year-old actor Peter Dinklage.
The episode titled The Lion And The Rose was written by George R.R. Martin, the 65-year-old author of the epic fantasy novels that HBO's Game Of Thrones is based on.
Martin kept the episode narrowly focused on the wedding and viewers were left without an update on dragon mother Daenerys Targaryen, played by 26-year-old English actress Emilia Clarke, and Jon Snow, portrayed by 27-year-old English actor Kit Harington.
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The Purple Wedding like last season's bloody Red Wedding had a surprise for viewers who have not read the books.
The wedding scene was somewhat set by Lady Olenna Tyrell, played by 75-year-old Dame Diana Rigg, when she offered condolences to Sansa Stark, played by 18-year-old English actress Sophie Turner, for the deaths of her family members at the Red Wedding.
'War is war, but killing a man at a wedding? Horrid. ... As if men need more reasons to fear marriage,' Olenna said.
Family feud: Tyrion was forced to act as cupbearer for King Joffrey after a spat
Something in his throat: King Joffrey grabbed his neck as new bride Margaery Tyrell looked on
Feeling real sick: King Joffrey quickly showed signs of being poisoned
Joffrey after cutting the cake at his wedding took a sip of wine from his new cupbearer Tyrion.
The vicious king appears to be choking at first, but then it becomes clear that he has been poisoned.
Blood pours out of his nose and he falls to the ground and dies rather quickly, but not before pointing an accusatory finger at his uncle Tyrion.
As Joffrey lay dying and his pale skin turned purple, the Purple Wedding nickname became clear.
The dead king's mother Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, immediately ordered the arrest of her brother Tyrion.
Jack added to Entertainment Weekly that he knew his character's fate, and now plans to retire from acting.
'I knew from Day 1. When I got the part, I read the first book. And before that, I Googled the character summaries,' he said.
'I’ve been acting since age 8. I just stopped enjoying it as much as I used to,' he told EW.
'And now there’s the prospect of doing it for a living, whereas up until now it was always something I did for recreation with my friends, or in the summer for some fun.'
Adding: 'I enjoyed it. When you make a living from something, it changes your relationship with it. It’s not like I hate it, it’s just not what I want to do.'
Dying gesture: The young king pointed at his uncle Tyrion as he lay dying
Angry mother: Cersei scowled at her brother Tyrion as her son died right in front of her
Purple wedding: The wedding name began to make sense as Joffrey turned purple from the poison
Not so fast: Tyrion was placed under arrest immediately after Joffrey's death
He's got vision: Bran Stark played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright sees visions after touching a 'heart tree'
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