iambanstyle asked: I'm going to re-watch it to be certain I'm not just inserting my version of the book wedding, but I found a beat even more tragic for the show than in book: In book there is that terrified 13-yr old boy looking for help from anyone. But in the show, he has his Kingsguard "Uncle" and pampering mother right next to him, but is reaching out to *Tyrion* to save him. Then of course Cersei follows that to accusation. So much Lannister going on there! How crazy am I?
Well, it’s possible you might be inserting a bit of the book scene, yeah:
Ser Meryn pried the king’s mouth open to jam a spoon down his throat. As he did, the boy’s eyes met Tyrion’s. He has Jaime’s eyes. Only he had never seen Jaime look so scared. The boy’s only thirteen. Joffrey was making a dry clacking noise, trying to speak. His eyes bulged white with terror, and he lifted a hand… reaching for his uncle, or pointing… Is he begging my forgiveness, or does he think I can save him?
But that was pretty much straight up adapted into the show, no real difference. It was done quite well, really, GRRM probably just turned his own words into stage directions. :)
Anyhow, Tyrion thought Joffrey pointing at him might be to ask for help, whereas Cersei interpreted it as him accusing his poisoner… Well, knowing Joff’s personality, I’d suspect the latter belief was far more likely. But was Joffrey actually pointing at Tyrion for whatever reason, or just flailing wildly in panic? I’m afraid I don’t think we could find out the real truth without a Ouija board.
One thing I looked for upon re-viewing was to see if Olenna was aligned in such a way that Joff could conceivably have been pointing at HER, not Tyrion — not that that would make a lick of logical sense whatsoever given what Joffrey might have thought in those final dying moments, but just because it’d be a fun little easter egg, like the camera being on Olenna when the septon says “Cursed be he who would tear them asunder.” But as best I can tell, nope. Joff’s just fuckin’ up, AGAIN. At any rate in the show it’s really hard to read him as reaching out to Tyrion for help since he’s so far away and his mom and Kingsguard Commander are right on top of him. The books are of course a different story.