‘Game of Thrones’ season 7: Prepare for a new, dangerous Cersei

LogoThere were many a surprise on the “Game of Thrones” finale this past weekend. For example, we anticipated there being a loss of a few characters, but losing this many? Let’s just say that this caught us by surprise since the body count was extraordinarily high. In particular, we didn’t see losing Loras, Margaery, and Tommen. We thought maybe two out of the three would have been a predictable estimate, but all three caused a chaotic situation that made it all the easier for Cersei to assume control of King’s Landing as the Queen… at least for now.

In speaking more about what this could look like moving into season 7, executive producer D.B. Weiss stated the following to Deadline:

“While [she] has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person, the one thing that was redemptive about her was, she genuinely loved her children … Now they’re all gone, and I think that is very interesting for us. Who is she without her children? The answer is something you’ll find out next season.”

The truth is that everyone should have a reason to be incredibly afraid of this new Cersei with nothing to lose, but probably the biggest thing that she in turn has to fear is that it’s hard to really imagine her being much of a unifying force in King’s Landing. So many died in the wildfire incident (at her hand), so what sort of army does she really have? And how will the kingdom feel about her when they eventually learn what she did to her own people? At this point, and with the size and scope of Daenerys’ army being what it is right now, it feels like she has the inside track and it is not even close. Also, now Jon may also be in the running for the throne once he finds out he has Targaryen blood in him.

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