This season has been a lot tamer than most fans expected. When all the characters came together at the end of last season with the threat of the Night King just miles away, it seemed like the writers were preparing us for a blood bath.
What we actually got was possibly a blood sprinkle at most. The show has really been holding off on killing the main characters, in favor of getting rid of a few members of the supporting cast.
But on Sunday, the writers finally gave fans what we had been waiting for. The death of Cersei Lannister. Only, as anticlimactic as it was, people are now wondering if Cersei actually bit the dust.
Cersei has been the villain that we love to hate since we first met her in season one. She’s conniving and intelligent, but thoroughly evil. Because of her treacherous actions throughout the series, fans have been waiting for her death and it seemed like Sunday, we would finally get it.
In the end, the death that we were given was pretty unacceptable. Cersei’s brother Jaime, after being stabbed multiple times, somehow made it back to the Red Keep to lead her to safety. Unable to get her out in time, the two embraced as the walls crumbled down around them and presumably on top of them.
Why isn’t Cersei dead?
This cannot be Cersei’s death. Cersei has brutally murdered so many people. This can’t be the way that the writers let her die. It was too merciful and way too anticlimactic.
Her calm death has lead fans to believe that this could actually be a trick. We never actually saw Jaime or Cersei die and on GOT, you should know that unless you see the death, it probably didn’t happen. And sometimes even when you see it, (Jon Snow) it may not have happened.
People have come back from a lot worse than a little rubble falling on them, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Cersei crawled out of the debris next week.
Is Cersei’s prophecy fulfilled?
Fans of the show will remember that there has been a prophecy over Cersei’s life that has predicted everything that would happen to her. There were four parts to the prophecy.
First, she would marry a king. This happened when she married Robert Baratheon. Next, she would lose her spot as queen.
“You’ll be queen, for a time,” the prophecy stated. “Then comes another, younger, more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear.”
This happened when Margaery Tyrell came on the scene and married both of Cersei’s sons.
Next, the prophecy stated that all three of her golden-haired children would die, which they have.
The only part of the prophecy left was that her younger brother would kill her.
“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, which means younger brother, could have been referring to either Jaime or Tyrion.
In last night’s episode, Cersei was not choked to death. Sure, Jaime did have his hands around her neck as the ceiling fell in on them but it was a loving embrace at most.
The prophecy is very clear about how Cersei dies and that just hasn’t been fulfilled yet.
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