Game of Throne Season 8 Jaime Plan to Kill Cersei in Episode 5: In the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, one of the most startling moments in an episode full of them came when Jaime Lannister left Brienne to travel to King’s Landing, shortly after the two finally consummated their slow-burning romance.
“The Last of the Starks” saw Jaime initially plan to stay with Brienne in Winterfell — a pretty huge decision for him, considering his not-so-harmonious past relationship with some of Winterfell’s residents. But then Jaime and Tyrion received a visit from their old frenemy Bronn, who showed up to threaten them with a crossbow because Cersei has put a price on both their heads. Bronn negotiated with the pair, agreeing to accept two swank castles in exchange for their lives. And then next thing we knew, Jaime was cruelly leaving Brienne in the dead of night, offering up his own spin on that old breakup classic, “It’s not you, it’s me.”
In their goodbye scene, Jaime explains to Brienne that for most of his life, his primary motivation has been to return to Cersei’s side — and that’s why he’s chosen to leave Brienne now. Even more heartbreakingly, per the episode’s director, David Nutter, Jaime coldly informs Brienne, “I don’t love you anymore,” as the camera focuses on her face, though we don’t hear him say this. Her tearful reaction upon hearing it is what we see onscreen as Jaime rides away.
Setting aside what sounds like a pretty sadistic approach from Nutter in terms of how the scene was filmed, Jaime and Brienne’s exchange contains a lot of implications for Jaime Lannister himself. He tells Brienne raggedly that he has to return to Cersei because “she’s hateful — and so am I.” But what does that mean? Is he going back to join her because he misses her, or because they’re two of a kind? Is he going to try to reason with her before she does anything to hurt his new comrades from the North, who are already traveling south to kill her? Is he going to try to defend Cersei by fighting against them?
When I first viewed this scene, Jaime’s motivation seemed obvious to me: He’s going back to King’s Landing not to reunite with Cersei, but to kill her. However, after talking to other Game of Thrones viewers in the days since the episode aired, I’ve realized there is by no means a general public consensus on what Jaime’s plans are.
With that said, there are plenty of clues we can pick up from Game of Thrones itself about what’s to come. I stan a conflicted, redeemed, self-loathing hero, not an incestuous fuckboi, so for anyone in doubt, here are all the reasons I’m confident that Jaime will try to kill Cersei.
1) Jaime initially left Cersei because he’s seen how sociopathic she’s become
When Jaime left Cersei to ride north in the season seven finale, he did so for a number of legitimate reasons. Not only did Cersei fail to tell him in advance that she was planning to lie about sending support to the north, she also failed to tell him that Euron Greyjoy was in on the plot — and that Euron was still looking to marry her. She also accused Jaime of conspiring against her with Tyrion, and told him he’d be committing treason if he joined the fight against the White Walkers. All of this underlines just how much the couple’s once-solid relationship has deteriorated.
Crucially, right before Jaime left, he pleaded with Cersei to recognize that she’s lost all her allies except for him — but she rejected that idea too. “I’m the only one you have left,” he told her.
“There’s one more yet to come,” she replied, referencing either Euron’s return from Essos or their unborn child, who may or may not exist. Both options would be bad news for Jaime, and it’s clear that Cersei thinks — or is least is acting as if — she no longer needs or wants Jaime in her life.
It’s important to remember just how frustrating that conversation was for Jaime. As it unfolded, we saw him realize just how despotic Cersei had become, and how willing she was to betray or throw over anyone and everyone who might challenge her quest for power. None of his appeals to her humanity caused her to even flinch — not even his reminder that their unborn child could be vulnerable to the then-impending threat of the army of the dead.
While he was trying to get her to care about saving all of civilization, she was thinking about how to take out one of Dany’s dragons. Jaime had hoped that now that Cersei had the throne, they might finally build a happy life together. Instead, she showed him just how thoroughly her entire focus had shifted staying in power.
And delusional, single-minded power grabs? Well, that’s just not something Jaime — the man who killed a king because the king was planning to destroy the whole city — is here for.
2) Hello, he just learned that she hired Bronn to kill him
The scene before Jaime leaves Winterfell involves him finding out that Cersei has sent Bronn to kill both him and Tyrion. Not only does she send Bronn, but she sends him — hilariously — with the same giant crossbow that Tyrion used to kill their father, Tywin, at the end of season four. The message Cersei is sending is that she views both brothers as having betrayed her and the Lannister name.
Cersei couldn’t bring herself to kill Jaime when he left her in King’s Landing in season seven. So somewhere in his mind, up until now, he’s probably been telling himself that she still has at least a smattering of love in her heart for him. But sending Bronn, a man who’s saved both Tyrion and Jaime’s lives repeatedly, with the giant traitor weapon is the kind of gleeful cruelty that Jaime knows Cersei tends to reserve for her worst enemies.
So when he decides directly after his encounter with Bronn to abandon Brienne and the happiness they’ve just found together to ride back into Cersei’s lair, he’s probably not doing it with the expectation that Cersei will welcome him with open arms.
3) Cersei may have nothing left to care about except power — and Jaime may have figured that out
Cersei’s supposed pregnancy has been a source of confusion for many viewers. For starters, at the beginning of season five, we saw young Cersei receiving a prophecy from a witch, who told her she would have only three children, each of whom has already died. Though there’s some indication that the pregnancy, which she learned about at the end of season seven, was a real thing — and that Jaime was the father — season eight has seen her tell Euron the baby is his, while also drinking wine, from which she’d abstained when she appeared to believe she was pregnant.
Whether or not Cersei’s pregnancy is real, all of this spells bad news for Jaime. When he left Cersei to go fight the army of the dead at the end of season seven, Jaime clearly believed Cersei would never kill the father of her unborn son. So when Bronn showed up in “The Last of the Starks” with marching orders (and the promise of cash) from Cersei to off both Tyrion and Jaime, it was probably a clear signal to Jaime that the status of Cersei’s pregnancy has changed. (However, it’s interesting, given the fact that the two brothers were together in this scene, that Tyrion clearly still believed Cersei was pregnant when he pleaded for Missandei’s life.)
From Jaime’s point of view, Cersei hiring Bronn to kill him could mean that she lied about being pregnant to begin with, or that she’s since had a miscarriage. Either way, Jaime understands better than anyone that with no future child in the picture, there really is nothing Cersei cares about at this point except holding on to the throne and striking down all her enemies, which makes her a threat to, well, everyone.
4) There’s a prophecy in the books — one the show has referenced — that says Cersei will die at the hands of her younger brother
The aforementioned prophecy was given to Cersei by a witch named Maggy the Frog. Maggy the Frog also appears in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, on which the series is based — and in the books, the prophecy is more extensive than what we saw heard of it in season five’s opening episode, “The Wars to Come.”
In Martin’s novel A Feast for Crows, Maggy delivers a prophecy about Cersei becoming queen; she also foretells that Cersei will have three children. That part is repeated practically word for word on the TV show:
But on the show, the scene ends before Maggy’s last sentence in the book, which is, “And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”
“Valonqar” is a High Valyrian word meaning “little brother.” Cersei has clearly always interpreted this prophecy to mean that Tyrion will kill her, and it definitely explains her longstanding hatred and mistrust of him. But Jaime is also her younger brother. Though they’re twins, Cersei is the elder — and that means Jaime could also be a candidate for the job. Additionally, Cersei probably isn’t thinking about Jaime as her potential killer, which makes her more likely to fall victim to him, as she would no one else.
So there you have it: a pretty strong case that Jaime riding off not to bask in Cersei’s arms, but to attempt to do what no one else can: remove her from the throne once and for all.
But if you’re anticipating a joyous reunion between Jaime and Brienne after he’s killed Cersei, not so fast.
The fact that Nutter had Jaime tell Brienne he no longer loves her when directing “The Last of the Starks” is a clear indication that Jaime believes he won’t be seeing her again, which means he’s probably anticipating a hell of a fight to get to his sister. (Remember, she’s protected by the Zombie Mountain.) That means that by the time he makes his way to Cersei and is able to deliver the fatal wound, he could well be wounded himself.
You may remember that he once told Bronn (in season five’s fourth episode, “Sons of the Harpy”) that he wished to die “in the arms of the woman I love.” It seems he may, ironically, be getting that wish granted far sooner, and under different circumstances, than he’d hoped.
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Reason Why Game of Thrones Season 8 has Failed According to Reddit
Reason Why Game of Thrones Season 8 has Failed According to Reddit: The TV series was founded on George RR Martin’s hugely successful A Song of Fire and Ice literary saga – and also its first few seasons were adaptations.
But as the series progressed, it started to overtake Martin’s job – and really, even now, the writer nevertheless has just two books left to write.
After the series began treading its path concerning storylines and character growth, that is when some enthusiasts have contended that it started to lose its way – and today Reddit consumer StillFlyingHalfAShip has submitted a well-received suggestion regarding how and why.
They explained: “It’s been pointed out by Youtuber ‘The Dragon Demands’ that D&D [showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss] seem to be fixated on close ups of the main actors emoting without dialogue.
“As the series progressed from GRRM’s material to their own this became more and more prevalent, with the absolute extreme scenario occurring in the final episode (which they directed). We see Tyrion looking at things, crying, shocked and saddened, all with barely any talking whatsoever.
“In ‘The Bells’ there was meant to be a 7-minute long take just following Arya and her reactions as the city is destroyed. The scenes will be full of Cersei smirks, Jon Snow brooding, Arya stares, Tyrion worried faces – so much time dedicated to moments with barely any dialogue at all.
“Why do you think everyone was raving about the acting this season? Don’t get me wrong, they’re all incredibly talented, but so much of the focus is on non-verbal emoting that all we have to talk about is the performances.”
They added: “So we come to the strange irony of the last few seasons… they would actually work better as a book than as a show.
“We can’t always figure out what’s going on in the character’s heads from performance alone. Sometimes we need dialogue and actions to help us out.
“If the internal monologue was written on a page it would be simple, but often it was impossible to tell what was going on.
“I point to season 7 episode 7 as an example. Jaime has just informed Cersei that he wishes to desert and ride to Winterfell. She looks at The Mountain as some sort of threat that she’ll unleash him against her brother(?).
“Jaime looks back at her horrified. Then she gives a kind of evil stare, he walks towards the mountain (I legit thought he was gonna die at this point) and then just walks past him and out the courtyard, with no consequence.
“If Cersei had said something I would better understand just what the hell Cersei & Ser Gregor were playing at.
“Despite not being adapted from book material, the later seasons are full of non-dialogue scenes where only a written internal monologue would let us know what the characters were thinking.”
Do you agree? Read the full discussion on Reddit here.
Game of Thrones: We Can’t Discount Drogon Eating Daenerys Says Forensic Anthropologist
Game of Thrones: We Can’t Discount Drogon Eating Daenerys Says Forensic Anthropologist: While audiences are expecting Drogon was shooting Daenerys straight back to her ancestral home, a forensic specialist considers the dragon might have simply consumed her.
While it looks like everything was examined and rehashed concerning the Season 8 finale of HBO’s epic fantasy series, Game of Thrones, a forensic specialist has now entered the ring concerning the destiny of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
SPOILER ALERT: This Report discusses the Last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Please proceed with caution when you haven’t yet seen each the episodes in Season 8 and also want to prevent spoilers.
In the last installment of Game of Thrones, Daenerys maintained the iron throne but was murdered by her nephew and buff, Jon Snow (Kit Harington). He melted the iron cop with his passion prior to picking her up in his claws and flying off with her dead body.
It was shown near the end of the last incident that Daenerys had led east towards Volantis and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) said he’d attempt to find the dragon.
Since that time, fans have speculated about why Drogon has been led in that way.
As mentioned previously by us, among those theories sees Drogon carrying Daenerys into Volantis to be able to possess her vaccinated with a reddish priestess. But, based on a meeting a forensic anthropologist did together with all the Huffington Post, there can be a more mundane ending for Daenerys’ body: Drogon could have eaten her.
“Might he eat her? Possibly, yes,” Dr. Carolyn Rando, a forensic anthropologist at the UCL Institute of Archaeology said.
“I don’t think we can discount that he was going off to eat her.”
But, how did Rando come to this conclusion?
There’s proof in the actual world that under certain conditions, creatures might be direct to eating their own owners. But a number of these situations arise from a pet being not able to depart a place after their owner dies and there are not any other food except to their proprietor.
Another motive sees creatures occasionally unintentionally getting mixed up into eating following licking or nudging their deceased owner as they attempt to work out exactly what’s happening — something which has been evidenced by Drogon at the last episode of Game of Thrones if he nudged Daenerys later Jon stabbed.
“So [the animal] tends to lick, and there’s a lot of blood and then eating might happen, but more out of just stress or something like that.”
Moreover, Rando also indicates that malnutrition may factor into this concept. In Season 8 Game of Thrones, Daenerys had said her dragons weren’t eating well. This was set down to the simple fact that dragons don’t deal well in the colder weather of the North. Therefore, after shooting Daenerys away, as Drogon attained a warmer place, it might have triggered an insatiable desire to eat .
But although it’s likely that Drogon ate Daenerys, Rando isn’t convinced that really occurred. Rather, she would rather believe that Drogon did not consume the Mother of Dragons and, rather, only flew off into the sunset together with Daenerys and had been only grieving the loss of his own mother.
Season 8 was the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. HBO is currently in production on a prequel series set in the same universe as Game of Thrones. However, no release date has yet been announced for this new series.
Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams wants to Write a Story on the Friendship
Everybody knows that Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner (played Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (played Arya Stark) has a strong bond from the beginning.
In a new video from Vogue Paris, in which Turner eats dinner with her Dark Phoenix costar Jessica Chastain, the 23-year-old actress shared her future career ambitions, saying that one day she’d like to produce and direct.
“As an actor, you can only have so much creative control,” Turner told Chastain. “I want to be able to have full creative control and create my own vision and that’s something I’m quite passionate about.”
Sophie mentioned that she would like to work again with her Game of Thrones costar and BFF Maisie Williams in future. Both played as a sisters Sansa and Arya Stark respectively, throughout the all eight seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
“My best friend Maisie, she and I have a very intense friendship, a friendship that I haven’t had with any of my other girlfriends before,” Turner shared. “We felt like we wanted to write a movie about a friendship where it’s kind of like you’re soulmates, but you’re friends and it’s like this beautiful connection but it can also be quite destructive.”
Though Turner said the duo hasn’t started writing the movie just yet, she revealed she’s begun preparing for the moment they do.
“I bought a screenplay writing book!” Turner told Chastain. “To teach myself. Because I can’t write well, but I want to. But I’m just not talented enough.”
“You are talented enough!” Chastain replied supportively.
Turner and Williams’ friendship has been well-documented over the years, as the two grew up together on the set of Game of Thrones. The pair even has matching tattoos commemorating the date they were both cast on the show.
In April, Turner — who recently tied the knot with Joe Jonas in a Vegas wedding — shared that Williams will be her maid of honor at the couple’s larger ceremony this summer. “I don’t know why she’s thinking about [what she’s wearing to my wedding]. I’m giving her the bridesmaid dress!” Turner said to Entertainment Tonight after she found out Williams had told the outlet she was trying to pick out a dress.
“She’s my maid of honor! One of two,” Turner added.
“Maisie is definitely my protector and I’m hers, too,” Turner previously told Glamour UK. “I know if anything happened — especially if it was on Game of Thrones, which it never, ever would — she’d go crazy and protect me… Maisie is my strong home.”
In the same interview, Williams shared a similar sentiment about her costar.
“Sophie knows too much about me to not be my friend,” she shared. “I can’t tell you the amount of times Sophie said, ‘Go to therapy’ before I actually did. She really helped me through some messy break-ups and some friend break-ups. Whenever I’m like, ‘I need help! This is bigger than anything I can sort out on my own,’ Sophie is my point of call.”
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