Game of Thrones fans were puzzled, annoyed and distressed when, after making love to Brienne of Tarth, Jaime Lannister went Winterfell to be with Cersei Lannister in season 8. But scripts of the final chapter have finally clarified all.
Brienne (performed by Gwendoline Christie) was left brokenhearted as Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) ran to King’s Landing, only to meet his death as he supported Cersei (Lena Headey) while their palace collapsed around them. It was the death they didn’t deserve, but eventually, while we all felt cheated, Brienne was the real victim here.
The blow was shocking for the knight, but audiences were just perplexed as the King Slayer emerged to have a unexpected alteration of heart with no rhyme or reason. After Brienne and Jaime slept together, scripts disclose: ‘Brienne sleeps the sleep of the happily drunk and devirginised. Jaime, however, lay awake agonising after betraying his sister.’
On screen, it appeared Jaime knew full well he was going to dart back to his sister, lover and mother of his unborn child – but in fact his one night stand with Brienne made him understand his allegiance was with the Lannisters and Cersei couldn’t die alone.
Even Lena went on to confess she wasn’t content by how Cersei’s story finished, insisting her aggressive queen deserved a ‘better death’.
Game of Thrones scripts have cleared up numerous mysteries which would have perhaps spared show-runners D.B Weiss and David Benioff becoming the issue of a vicious petition to have the ending rewritten with ‘competent’ authors. Both recently admitted they had no idea what they were doing. Game of Thrones seasons 1 to 8 are obtainable to stream on NOW TV.