Narrator: And although the intervention didn’t work…it turned into one of the Bluth family’s better parties.
Spring Breakout - 2x17
i’m actually amazed i haven’t heard more people talking about the moment sansa assists tyrion in this ep. sansa choosing to assist tyrion is a Huge Deal considering the situation - joffrey is publically humiliating him, making a big, ugly display of his power. and simply…
"King Jaehaerys once told me that madness and greatness were two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, he said, the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will land.”
targaryen meme // (1/) 2 + dragons of house targaryen
In the smoldering red pits of Drogon’s eyes,
Dany saw her own reflection.
Interesting when I think about Tywin and Joanna, and how Genna mentions that Tywin smiled on their wedding day, and how their marriage is described as a happy one. It’s pretty clearly indicated that it was a love match, and when you think about the match itself, that seems pretty clear from the context.
Because as the first son and the heir of a Great House, his marriage logically should have been politically-minded in terms, either to the daughter of another Great House to further their alliance (as shown with Eddard/Catelyn, Jon Arryn/Lysa, Rhaegar/Elia, Robert/Lyanna, Robert/Cersei, Margaery/Joffrey, etc.) or to the daughter of one of his family’s bannermen to foster stronger ties of loyalty (as shown by Jon Arryn’s first marriages, Hoster Tully/Minisa Whent, etc.) Or even the daughter of another house of one of the Seven Kingdoms, at a stretch (Stannis/Selyse Florent, etc.)
Instead, Tywin does neither and marries his cousin, a woman from within his own House. The other Great Houses and the Lannister bannermen may have regarded that as a veiled insult, to be honest.
Honestly, probably one of the very few times in his life Tywin let himself be ruled by his emotions rather than logic or political strategy or furthering the fortunes of House Lannister, so it’s quite telling.