"Episode 3 is in part an aftermath episode, where you settle and everything takes a turn toward the second half of the season," Alex said. "Joffrey's death is a beginning. Ned Stark's death was not an end -- it was a beginning. It's when the show began. All the deaths are like that, and Joffrey's is no different. Joffrey's death affects the show through to the climax."
Yeah, you’d expect the death of a king on a show called Game of Thrones to be a pivotal moment. Who killed Joffrey? Where did Sansa go? What happens to Tyrion? What’s next for Queen Margaery? Who will be the new king/queen/ruler and how long will that work out? The Iron Throne is not a comfy chair, that’s for sure.
There’s a lot to work with, just in terms of Joffrey aftermath, although the episode will include other storylines, including check-ins with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who were both absent from last week’s dramatic ep.
As an added bonus for tonight’s hour, Alex teased that we’ll hear "one of the best speeches in the series." That’s something to look forward to, and here are more details on “Breaker of Chains.”
So who gets the great speech tonight? Tyrion? Dany? Tywin? Cersei? Jon?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter