Script Answers Some ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Burning Questions
Season 7 of Game of Thrones left several burning questions that need answers when Season 8 arrives. Thankfully, fans need not wait for 2019 since the answers are in a series manuscript recently making the rounds online.
The Season 7 finale of the hit HBO series left a lot to be questioned. There is that nagging feeling that Cersei Lannister's (Lena Heady) pregnancy is just a ploy to prevent her brother Jaimie from leaving Kings Landing for Winterfell.
However, according to the Season 7 script handed to the Writer's Guild of America West and unearthed by Vanity Fair, Cersei is indeed pregnant. She was telling the truth and her other brother Tyrion noticed it right away during their Dragonpit meeting. The script mentioned that Tyrion hardly believes it but knows that Cersei is pregnant.
"She [Cersei] stays silent for too long, long enough to tell him that he's right. And once she knows he knows, she can think of nothing else to say."
Cersei had told Jaimie the truth and he believed her. However, Jaimie still did not waver in his decision to head to the North, which leaves Cersei alone with her unborn child. Game of Thrones Season 8 would have to reveal how their relationship moves forward following her revelation.
Another perplexing scene was in Season 2 when Daenerys Targaryen was in Qarth. She saw a vision of a destroyed King's Landing throne in the House of the Undying. Viewers were confused whether they were seeing snow or ashes falling from the sky, which could mean either Winter has engulfed the kingdom or Daenerys' dragons had torched the throne.
According to the script, it was actually snow and that Daenerys saw the Iron Throne dusted with it. Winter has definitely come in Kings Landing, although there is one line in the script that confirms the kingdom's destruction in Game of Thrones Season 8.
"She looks up. The roof is missing, and snow falls from the sky."
Finally, that Season 7 finale scene on the ship where Tyrion creepily stood by as Daenerys and Jon Snow consummated their flirtation had fans wondering if he was jealous. It had viewers questioning if Tyrion is in love with the Mother of Dragons, to which the script made it clear that he is.
Tyrion has romantic feelings for Daenerys and has since Season 6 when she made him her "Hand." Now, whether he makes a move on Daenerys is no one's guess. He would have to fight for her affection since she is clearly smitten with Jon Snow.
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