Ah, Cersei Lannister, you really deserve better. Sure, you ended up being an irrevocable monster who would burn them all down just to make sure she wasn’t the only one to lose, but your turning and the end is what death is too favorable and easy to happen. Cersei’s future misery was foretold by Maggy the Frog when she was just a girl, and that shadow is forever present in her life and decisions. She knew she would become queen, but had to marry Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, the then heir to the throne. Unfortunately, her brother/mistress Jaime killed King Aerys II and Robert Baratheon became king and her husband, which was worse than a death sentence for the ambitious, vivacious young man. Cersei.
Headey has brought nuance into her performance where she can, and there are some great moments where Cersei has moments of relativity or tenderness. In episode 2 “Blackwater”, she helps young Sansa calm her nerves with alcohol and contemplates poisoning her children in order to save them from the terror the invading Stannis might inflict on them. Her children were what she lived and would die for because she knew full well that she was destined to outlive all three of them. (Thanks, Maggy!) She’s finally become a mortal enemy, a smug smug more than she used to be, and I can only pray that the same doesn’t happen. out with Alicent.
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