Thinking about Game of Thrones S7 E4 “The Spoils of War”: Tell me they didn’t just do THAT!

Note: The review for Atomic Blonde IS coming, I promise

Warning: The following is a rant and also has spoilers for the end of “The Spoils of War”

If you know anything about Game of Thrones then you are fully aware of how “The Spoils of War” ended…after seeing his forces almost completely wiped out by the Dothraki and Drogon, Jaime Lannister, former Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Kingslayer, Kinslayer and the father of the late Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen, grabs a lance and makes a desperate charge for Daenerys, who has landed to pull a scorpion bolt out of Drogon’s shoulder. Tyrion, who is watching from afar, proclaims the obvious: that is brother is a “fucking idiot” and can only watch as Jaime gets closer and closer, only to have his route blocked by Drogon’s jaws as he prepares to incinerate him on the spot. But wait, Jaime is saved by Bronn at the last possible second!! Or WAS he? The very last shot before the screen goes black is that of Jaime sinking to the bottom of the lake, face slack.

Tell me they did not just kill Jaime freaking Lannister by having him drown in a lake weighed down by his own armor? Tell me they didn’t just do that! I know (and most of you know) that there is still a healthy chance that Jaime is going to turn up in the next episode alive and (mostly) well, but let’s face it, until we see him on the screen, there is equally a good chance that he’s dead. I mean this is the same show that killed the Sand Snakes in almost one fell swoop (I know no one really liked them, but the point still stands), Olenna Tyrell, not to mention every other shocking death that’s ever occurred (*cough* Red Wedding *cough*)

The point I’m trying to make is, even though Jaime dying NOW would wreck most of our theories for how Cersei dies, there’s also a twisted way in which his death makes sense. As unhinged as Cersei is now, and in spite of the lack of emotion she shows, how do you think she’d react if she learned that her beloved twin (and in her mind her last surviving family) is dead? It would BREAK her, even more than the walk of atonement did, even more than Joffrey’s death did.

I sincerely hope I’m wrong. I’m praying that at some point in episode 5 we’ll see Jaime Lannister sitting somewhere looking like a drowned rat and Bronn complaining about having to save his ass once again. Of course, if Jaime IS alive, then the question is, is he able to return to King’s Landing or is he a prisoner of Daenerys? I’m kind of leaning toward the latter, even though there’s a more than reasonable chance that Dany will make Jaime dragon food the moment she finds out who he is.

I just really don’t want Jaime to be dead, not now (or ever though I somehow doubt he lives to the end). After everything he’s been through, good and bad (and getting your hand chopped off is pretty damn bad), to go out by drowning in a lake is…rather anti-climatic, don’t you think?

One last note: if he IS dead? I’m going on an epic tirade about the injustice of it all.

This concludes my rant.

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