At the end of “Game of Thrones” season 3, we saw the character of Jaime Lannister finally complete what was a heck of an arduous journey to make it back to King’s Landing … and consequently back to Cersei. Their relationship is well-documented; as a matter of fact, it’s Jaime’s own son Joffrey who sits on the Iron Throne.
But is there any way that these two siblings (yes, it still feels creepy typing that) can have the relationship that they once did? That is what has to be one of the more interesting questions to ask right now. Lena Headey spoke to Entertainment Weekly as a part of the show’s current (and massive) promotional tour, and the issue of Jaime’s hand (or lack thereof) could become a major sticking point for the two of them:
“She’s trying to reestablish her relationship with Jaime, but it’s changed beyond repair. Like I always say, she envies her brother. She believes he can protect her and do what she’s not allowed to as a woman. So, I think when he returns with [his sword hand having been cut off], she’s like: That’s the thing I didn’t have and now you don’t have it so what do I want you for?”
Headey also says that Cersei is drive mostly by “what she needs,” and you have to wonder at this point, whether or not she needs her brother anymore. Life has evolved in King’s Landing without him there, and he may struggle to regain his footing in it, while also maintaining part of the person he discovered during his travels with Brienne.
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