Revenge can be a curious thing especially for the Tyrells in Season 4. Margery prepares for her upcoming wedding with assistance from Olenna. She is visited by Brienne who sets her straight about Renly’s death but Margery is now focused on her upcoming nuptials.
Her wedding day arrives. Olenna has words with Tywin, Loras with Jamie during the feast. The new Queen tries to temper down her new husband as well as graciously announcing feast leftovers will go to the poor. As luck would have it, Joffrey dies from choking leaving Margery widowed once more.
Margery, broken hearted confides to her Grandmother that she is cursed. Another marriage not yet consummated. Olenna assures her that House Tyrell is in a better position than before. Olenna also informs Margery, she is returning to Highgarden. She instills some grandmotherly advice about Tommen before Cersei can influence her last surviving son. Thus, Margery visits Tommen in his quarters that night. She even warms up to Ser Pounce.
At Tommen’s coronation, Cersei has a heart to heart talk with Margery about another marriage between the families.
Mace serves on the small counsel as well as a judge presiding over Tyrion’s trial. All are present at the fight between the Mountain and the Viper.
The Tyrells started off strong in storyline this year nevertheless, they faded into the background by the end of the season. As secondary players in GOT, they do have immense power and money that influences those at court. The adaptation of Margery’s visiting Tommen worked for her storyline.
A special mention to Michele Clapton who designed Margery’s wedding dress. It was an exquisite piece of work. As well, the the wedding feast decorum was outstanding; another highlight from GOT’s art department. It makes the characters stand out in the episode.
For Margery, her dreams of being a Queen were short lived as she lost another husband. There was a definite rivalry between her and Cersei for Joffrey. She did heed her grandmother’s advice about Tommen which worked to her advantage.
Loras had a quiet season. He didn’t do much other than to verbally spar with Jamie at the wedding feast over Cersei. Well, there was the look from Oberyn.
Olenna still has her wits about her; even with her sharp tongue. Her scenes were always enjoyable whether she was japing at Tywin, amused by Brienne or shooing away Mace. She is one shrewd Lady because she doesn’t miss a beat. And obviously, she knew that the Lannisters would pay the price for the upheaval they caused last season. Her real intention is to assert their position in Kings Landing. Her indirect confession regarding Joffrey’s death is just one example of this. Diana Rigg will be missed as Olenna.
Mace Tyrell was the newest member of the family to grace Kings Landing. His role was quite small this season although; he had important duties such as the small counsel and as a judge at Tyrion’s trial. Roger Ashton-Griffiths, was the newest cast addition as Mace Tyrell.
Looking forward to season 5:
Margery and Tommen’s wedding. Will she able to influence her new husband?
What will Mace’s role be on the small counsel now that Tywin is dead? How will Cersei handle that?
What new role will Loras have in Kings Landing?
Will Olenna return for another wedding?