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Feeling sorry for Cercei


Didn’t think that I could find it in myself to actually feel sorry in the end for Cercei. Damn Dany...

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I blame the writers. They didn't give Cersei any good lines this episode. By contrast they gave Varys a great ending.

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Yes, but I bet that Tyrion is feeling very guilty now...got his friend killed for assuming that Dany goes mad and turns out he was right...

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Tyrion, Jon, Stavos, all are going to be turned around next episode. (Assuming they've all survived.)

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Do we have any guarantees (I've seen no spoilers) that she won't condemn them all
for treason?
Including Arya too, of course..and you might as well include all the North when they find out what happened.

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Yep - I don’t think there will be any explaining this away...

She’ll probably try - hopefully someone will get to her first.

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I thought it was shitty of Tyrion to betray Varys ... but I guess Varys made his strong opinion of things pretty clear.

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They didn't give Cersei any good lines this season, all she did was drink wine!

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Didn't Cersei deliberately push Dany into a rage..? Cersei wanted to get that response from Dany to make her out to be the Mad Queen. She just didn't think that Dany would win.
Kind of ironic.
I feel worse that Jaime was robbed of his redemption by really going back to her..

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I actually kinda liked where it went. He went out the way he came into the world (well, they both did).
And in a way he did find redemption: he saved people, he found honor again...but he also excepted who is is. Good and bad. And as he said himself, he had a connection, addiction to Cercei and that’s where he went back to.

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I didn't.

Everything that happened in this episode, Cersei was responsible. All of it could have been prevented by her.

I am a little bias though, I've wanted Cersei dead since Season 1, I just wish she had faced the Stark Justice and not a cavein.

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I think the only way she could have stopped it would have been to surrender the city the day they had the meeting (and not kill any of Danys people, specially her best friend).
But if she would have rang the bells herself that day...Dany already saw red.
And I also disliked Cercei from the beginning on...I wanted her to die cruelly and be fearful etc that’s why I couldn’t believe it when I actually felt sorry for her.
I think it was because I realized my own bias towards Dany and how wrong I was in that. How we probably make decisions like that in RL all the time because we “know that person, know they are actually good” etc... people are complicated and, depending on the circumstances, capable of anything...and the show/books reflect this all of the time. Good people can do bad things and bad people good things (and are capable of loving etc).

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Exactly! They built Cersei up as this huge villain...I've watched her and hated her for 8 damn years and she dies from a building caving in on her? HELL NO! That's not satisfying whatsoever.

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I actually relished in watching her panic at the realization she was going to die. Very very satisfying probably the most satisfying thing in the episode.

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