“Game of Thrones” season 4 started off full of drama, and have set up some great stories for the rest of the season. The Royal Wedding happened, and the likes of Stannis Baratheon and Danaerys would have to find a way to destroy the Lannister kingdom at a time when it was still at least marginally at its height. (Yes, there is the whole Jaime-with-one-hand thing, but at least the king was alive.)
So with Joffrey now six feet under and not in the cool way that includes Peter Krause and Michael C. Hall, we have to figure out how these characters pick up the pieces on Sunday night’s new episode. For Margaery, what she’ll deal with first and foremost is devastation. Even if she didn’t love him, this is a far-too-familiar position for her to be, and Natalie Dormer tells Entertainment Weekly that her character’s past is going to be one of the many things weighing on her as this story starts to progress ahead:
“Well, politically, it’s a disaster, to lose one husband is bad but to lose two husbands is careless! It’s really bad PR for Margaery. So regardless of what she thought of Joffrey as a human being, it’s not a good place for her to be in. So she’s like cursed or tainted goods … Margaery has to recuperate after Joffrey’s death. She feels like she’s failed. And that’s where Olenna [Diana Rigg] is very important again at sort of galvanizing her. That’s why I like Margaery because she’s human. You see that she’s been traumatized by watching Joffrey die. That goes back to my saying about her being a genuinely sincere, sensitive person. She’s just strong at hiding it. She’s lost her husband, and she’s lost the queenship in one fell swoop. So she has to start from scratch again, which is a tall order.”
So this statement should be further proof that Margaery could be up a creek without a paddle when it comes to House Tyrell having a stake in the Iron Throne, despite her being married to Joffrey. It’s more of the name Baratheon that King’s Landing seems to want, and that narrows down the options dramatically.
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