Note: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season four, episodes two and three.
What could have been the biggest “whodunnit” mystery for the whole season of Game of Thrones, was over relatively quickly. While not all of the answers have been shared, many of them were given away in episode three of season four. For those of you who have not seen the last two episodes or read any of the books, do not bother reading past this line! You have been warned twice now.
In episode two, King Joffrey was killed. He was poisoned, and most know that it was something in his cup. The episode ended with him pointing towards his uncle, Tyrion Lannister, who happened to be holding the cup that Joffrey drank from. Everyone had seen the two against each other throughout the wedding feast, so it makes sense to blame Tyrion.
Guardian Liberty Voice has already shared its killer suspect list, and two of the names on the list were right. One of those people owned up to his part of the plot when Sansa was saved. Right at the start of episode three, Petyr Baelish, also known as Littlefinger, made a reappearance. He was supposed to be on the way to Sansa’s Aunt Lysa, but promised to get the elder Stark girl out of King’s Landing. He explained just how he got the poison to the wedding feast without having to be there.
It does not quite give away the full “whodunnit” on Game of Thrones, but the main source of speculation was over relatively quickly. The one thing that has not been shared is just how Joffrey ended up with the poison in his cup. It certainly happened some time during the feast.
This goes back to episode two. During the feast, Olenna Tyrell speaks to Sansa and shares her condolences for her brother’s and mother’s murders. Ironically, she speaks about how awful it would be for a man to be killed at a wedding, while looking over at Joffrey. It was a big hint of the events that would unfold by the end.
One thing that many people missed was the subtle removal of a gemstone from Sansa’s necklace. A necklace that was given to her in the first episode of the season. It took many people a second watch to see just when the gem was stolen, but it is still not 100 percent clear as to when Olenna dropped the poison gem into the cup. Magaery Tyrell does not seem to have any inclination that she know how it happened either.
This certainly seems to be the part of the plot that will continue throughout the season. It makes sense considering Tyrion has been jailed for the murder and is awaiting trial. Only time will tell just how quickly the mysteries will be shared. The show-runners do seem to have a knack for making light of some mysteries, while dragging others ones out. It just seems a shame that this “whodunnit” mystery in Game of Thrones was over so relatively quickly.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham