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Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. If you haven't caught the finale, you may want to look away.
This season of Game of Thrones has been a doozy. The folks behind the HBO megahit have been pulling all of the punches by bringing back long lost characters, speeding up the pace, and killing off tons of the ensemble cast which had been occupying our screens for years. And while Episode 9 of each season is usually the craziest, Season 6 broke the mold by giving us an absolutely bonkers Episode 10 too, whereCersei Lannister royally messed shit up. And with the Queen Mother now officially on the Iron Throne the question is: what the hell is going to happen next season?
One of Game of Thrones' creators, D.B. Weiss recently opened up to Deadline about Cersei's plot, and how it will be explored in future seasons:
Not to give a frustrating answer, but that's what so much of next season is going to be about; finding out what Cersei's mind-set is. Who is she? While Cersei has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person, the one thing that was redemptive about her was, she genuinely loved her children. Now they're all gone, and I think that is very interesting for us. Who is she without her children? The answer is something you'll find out next season. That's so much of what is to come that I'll just give it away if I start delving into it now.
This statement basically gave me goosebumps. We all know that Cersei is a mythic bitch and someone whose morals are loose at best, but now that she has nothing more to lose I can't imagine what she's going to pull. Without her children or her father around to help steady her, and with all of her enemies destroyed by wildfire, she's presumably going to be an even bigger monster than we've seen so far. And I'm into it.
While Cersei's plot surely won't be the only one we see in Season 7 of Game of Thrones, it's going to be a significant one. King's Landing has always been one of the main settings on the show, as so many main characters were living there. Since Cersei and her pixie cut decimated so much of the King's Landing cast in one hit, she and Jaime are basically the only two main characters who are within the capital. No longer will she have to fight for screen time with Margaery (RIP), the small council, or the High Sparrow. It's she and her twin, the way they always wanted.
What did you think of Cersei's actions in the finale? Sound off in the comments below.