so sorry wrote:I don't see Cersei lasting too much longer. She's got the entire world against her at this point. Besides the obvious killing of her own kin and the Tyrells, she killed maybe 100 other members of court. These are high ranking family members of the realm we're talking about…and she killed them. No house in their right mind would follow her at this point. She has to be on her own. The only question is what will Jaime (and his Lannister army) do?
I was a little perplexed by Cersei's reaction to Tommen's death. We know that she knows that she's destined to have all three children die before her. But her actions have always been to try and prevent this. She seemed so non-plussed by Tommen's broken body though. I guess she's finally completely dead inside. But if that's the case, why ascend to the Throne and deal with trying to rule a realm? Maybe she's just insane? I don't think the show will really dive into this much, its just going to go on with her in power with no questions from anyone in king's landing trying to stop her (save maybe Jaime?). I think Kings Landing will be a speed bump on the trip to the North for Dany. I mean come on, she's got what, like 4 huge armies at this point, and three dragons.
there's an irony to cersei's story. she's always sought power, but with conflicting motivations. on the one hand, she's always felt the unfairness of her position, that she should be the heir to the Lannister empire as the eldest of Tywin's children (she was born slightly ahead of her twin bro) but it is denied to her by her gender, and that's been a big motivation. but then there's that prophecy, and her desire for power as a way of preventing it from happening, the irony being that her quest for power is actually responsible for making the prophecy come true. and now, irony upon irony, she finally has all the power she ever wanted, but the purposes for which she sought it (to prove herself to her father; to protect her children) are gone. she still has jaime though... or does she? jaime sees her for what she is, as his speech to edmure showed. but, he also revealed his own sole desire, which is cersei (there's been a lot of those self-revealing monologues going around this season). will tommen's death change that? i'm leaning towards... no.
so sorry wrote:I'm thinking that Euron will be another army Dany will need to deal with. I was thinking before that Euron might try and align/marry her, but I've changed my mind. The show needs another obstacle for her to handle. Maybe we get a cool sea battle early next season.
he could try to marry cersei. neither the lannisters nor ironborn have many other friends left, and at least an ironborn-lannister alliance would give SOME human resistance to the inevitable dragon machine headed north, before the ultimate confro with the white walkers.
so sorry wrote:Mellisendre will find her way to the Brotherhood without Banners I think. I also think we've sadly seen the end of her nakedness.
well, her last nude scene was nothing to write home about. i'm more upset about no more margaery nakedness.
so sorry wrote:Littlefinger…I'm stumped with what his next move is. He reveals his true desire, but how's he going to get there now that he's lost the North to the new King? And his reveal that he has wanted Sansa to rule by his side flies in the face of his earlier strategy of marrying her to Ramsey Bolton.
i think he underestimated Sansa and how much she would blame him for the bolton thing. but i also think he's still playing both sides against each other. the more i think about it, the more it just makes no sense to lay all his cards on the table to Sansa... unless those AREN'T all his cards. he still has cersei thinking he's on her side. i think we could see littlefinger ultimately end up on the lannister side of the bargain. i think he's biding his time, laying a foundation so that he's in a position to get what he wants, no matter who wins in the end.
so sorry wrote:I got choked up with Lady Mormont's speech. She's over the top badass, but so what, its too damned cool.
just thought of this. in back to back scenes, we saw one Lyanna give birth to Jon Snow, and another Lyanna crown him king. pretty cool that it was the girl named after his unbeknownst-to-him mother who made him the King.
so sorry wrote:Sansa's "apology" to Jon about not telling him about LF was lame. I was hoping for a better exude…shit, even if she just said she wasn't sure he'd come would have been SOMETHING, instead of just "sorry about that". This is another storyline that will just be brushed under the rug, not to be discussed again.
yeah, i'm still sticking with my theory that she was hoping to not have to use the Knights of the Vale and Littlefinger's help unless absolutely necessary, and only brought them into the battle as a last resort. the show will move on, so i can go on believing it without anything happening to contradict it.
so sorry wrote:So they confirm half of Jon's parentage, but with the whispering between Lyanna and Ned, are we completely sure he's Rhaegar's son? I guess we'll find out when he resists dragon fire or some crazy shit like that.
it's confimed as far as i'm concerned. she was kidnapped by Rhaegar, and put in that tower by Rhaegar, after he held her (against her will or, possibly, not) for at least a year. she was being protected by Rhaegar's men. who else could the father have been? i think this is as much confirmation as we're likely to get from the show, at least directly. next time it's mentioned, it will be taken as a given that Rhaegar was the father.
so sorry wrote:And finally, I actually laughed when Tommen put down his crown, walked off screen, then came back and jumped out the window. Sorry pal, you made the wrong choice between the High Priest and your mom.
This felt very Monty Pythonesque. I was waiting for some canned laughter.
i was waiting for him to scream "I am a golden god!" before he leapt.