HBO just released the first four episode titles for season 4 of “Game of Thrones” and while you may initially dismiss these catchy phrases as nothing more than place holders for episodes 1-4, think again, because they are providing more spoilers than the trailers and promotional posters combined! So what exactly do these titles reveal to us? Well while three are a bit ambiguous, you can check out our guess as to what they mean here, episode 2 has a direct meaning and it is serious! Episode 2 for “Game of Thrones” season 4 is entitled, “The Lion and the Rose” which can only mean one thing, King Joffrey Baratheon and his young bride, Margarey Tyrell are finally getting married!

Warning spoilers for Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” ahead. Do not read any further if you do not want to know what will happen in the first four episodes of the forthcoming season.

Episode 2, “The Lion and the Rose” is set to premiere on HBO on April 13 and will have a run time of 52 minutes, on average a bit shorter than other episodes. However we are thinking that the shorter episode will make up for a few minutes of lost content by providing fans with a huge shock to start season 4. Much like the “Red Wedding” the wedding of Joffrey and Margarey will be witness to death, however this time the Lannisters are the victims, more specifically Joffrey. The young King is enjoying his wedding feast next to his newly ordained bride, when he begins to choke. At first the court is stunned by the King’s chocking at the lavish affair, but they soon to begin to realize the seriousness of the situation. While clawing at his own throat in a desperate attempt to breathe, Joffrey points to his uncle Tyrion in his last moments seemingly indicating his guilt in his apparent poisoning. Tyrion empties the remainder of Joffrey’s chalice on the floor of the Red Keep and then begins to leave, although Cersei distraught and enraged orders the arrest of both Tyrion and his wife Sansa after confirming the death of her eldest son.

Unlike the “Red Wedding” the “Purple Wedding” is the name given to the event by fans of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, the author never gives the marriage and death of Joffrey this name. Instead it is his fans that have called it that, for a multitude of reasons.  Martin first describes the wine the King aggressively drinks as a dark red, and then soon after, presumably after the poison was added, Martin describes the wine to have a purple color. In addition to the color of the wine, in the midst of the choking spell Joffrey’s face turns red and then finally purple from both exasperation and the poison cutting of his oxygen flow.