Season 7 is in full swing, and in its third episode, The Queen’s Justice, we saw what had gone around coming around once more to switch up the game in unexpected directions.
She told Jaime she’d been responsible for his son Joffrey’s poisoning, then said: “Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me.” In the same conversation she described Cersei as a “Disease” and said: “I regret my role in spreading it. You will too”.
In this episode, Cersei revealed that she can’t sleep at night, so she spends her nights thinking about how best to off her enemies.
One prophecy suggests Jaime is the ‘valonqar’ or ‘little brother’ – Cersei was told this by a witch called Maggy the Frog when she was a young girl – and the ‘valonqar’ is her killer.
Another prophecy suggests Jaime is the Prince that was Promised – a figure in the religion of R’hllor that is prophesied lead the fight against the army of the dead. It’s slightly far-fetched, but we like the idea of Jaime becoming Azor Ahai, the figure of legend: it’d be a better surprise than Jon or Daenerys being the religion’s ‘chosen one’.
Notes: Cersei doesn’t care who knows about her and Jaime’s relationship: will it come back to bite her? Melisandre knows how Varys is going to die – and it’s going to be in Westeros.
Has his omniscience come at the cost of his empathy? When Daenerys’ said that everyone enjoys what they’re good at, Jon said: “I don’t” – i.e. he doesn’t like killing – which echoes the thoughts of his father, Rhaegar, whom Barristan Selmy once said “Hated killing”.
Quotes of the week: “She’ll be the end of you. She’s a disease. I regret my role in spreading it. You will too” – Olenna Tyrell on Cersei, to Jaime.
Cersei chatting with the Iron Bank’s Tycho Nestoris Daenerys getting fed up of losing armies.