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Why did Tyrion pour away the remaining wine from Joffrey's cup at the wedding feast?

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He (Tyrion) deliberately pours away the residue left over in the wine cup which could have been analysed for poisons. This in turn could have helped his case.

So why did he throw it away?

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I think he simply wanted to remove the deadly poison from the drinking receptacle - a reasonable "first responder" precaution. You know, "better that nobody else drink that."

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I don't think Tyrion foresaw that he would be blamed for it, and figured that the best possible outcome for the realm (and, really, everyone) would be to have the event chalked up as an accident or fate, rather than an assassination, because the latter would most likely cause yet another war.


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Why did Tyrion pour away the remaining wine from Joffrey's cup at the wedding feast?

up vote 14 down vote

He (Tyrion) deliberately pours away the residue left over in the wine cup which could have been analysed for poisons. This in turn could have helped his case.

So why did he throw it away?


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I think he simply wanted to remove the deadly poison from the drinking receptacle - a reasonable "first responder" precaution. You know, "better that nobody else drink that."

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Especially as Cersei would make Sansa drink. - Simon Richter 2 days ago

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