Jaime killing Cersei would make a lot of sense on a few levels and is characteristic of the show's style. I think Cersei is going to continue down the path of of turning into the mad king and Jaime will have to kill her the same way he had to kill the mad king.
That has been my forecast all along, but I'm now thinking it might be a mislead. The longer it goes and the more obvious it becomes that Jaime will be the one to kill her, the less I believe it will happen that way. I was convinced that Cersei was actually going to directly kill Tommen last season (for betraying her, siding with Margery and the Sparrow), and that Jaime would return to KL and kill her then
. In fact I became so convinced of this theory I was disappointed when it didnt happen.
As it stands now, there isnt a substantial enough motivator remaining for Jaime to want to kill her, as besotted with her that he is. He has already seen the greatest extent of her madness (blowing up the Sept of Baelor and everyone in it, essentially neglecting Tommen to death), and turned a blind eye to it. It would be weird of him to somehow find her more crazy than that , at a later point. And to top it off, this season she is proving rational and effective. Definitely diabolical. But not mad.
The more the show points to Jaime, the more I think Tyrion. Especially now that his gambit to serve her comeuppance via Casterly Rock invasion has fizzled.
BB8 wrote:Bran is going to tell Jon Snow. It's been all but confirmed this episode. How the fact that he is a Targaryan gets proven to others is the mystery - because thats actually what REALLY matters - not Jon being told, but for others being told in a way they can't dispute.
Agreed, that having the rest of Westeros know of Jon's heritage in a way that is verifiable matters most. Bran will tell him. But now I am thinking that his identity will also be corroborated by someone else, in a different manner. I think the wheels for it were set in motion this episode, when Maester Wolkan talked about how Maester Luwin kept a copy of every raven scroll he had received in his records. I think Littlefinger will come across evidence of Jons parentage and/or R + L relationship being legitimate, in those scrolls. That's my take on it anyway. It would dovetail perfectly with LF's motives, to undermine Jons claim on Winterfell, and strengthen Sansa's.
They're not simply going to find something written somewhere. Not just because that would be a huge cop-out but because it wouldn't make any literal sense at all within the story. The whole thing was done to keep Jon a secret from Robert Baratheon, if the info made it into a book somewhere the info would have definitley gotten out.
I think it is likely the will find at least some
thing substantial written. A Maester's entire purpose is to collect knowledge and truth. I think Luwin must have known about Jon and would have felt compelled to record it somehow, in a way he felt confident would remain hidden until necessary. And Luwin had a knack for secreting things away. It might seem like a shortcut but the show, moreso than the books, has made greater convenient short cuts. And again the main reveal about Jon, to us, the viewer, will still probably be made by Bran.