The writers of Game of Thrones play this game with viewers. A lot happens in one episode and everything is not explicit. The bombshell that they dropped in today’s episode ‘Eastwatch‘ is that Cersei Lannister reveals to Jaime Lannister, by not so much in words but only gestures, that she is pregnant with Jaime Lannister’s child. But is Cersei Lannister pregnant? I have my doubts.
Is Cersei Lannister Pregnant Or Is She Faking It?
Jaime comes to meet with Cersei to tell her that he met with Tyrion Lannister. But Cersei has her own news to give to Jaime. She says, “Dead men, and dragons, and dragon queens, whatever stands in our way we will defeat it. For ourselves, for our house, and for this.” When she says for this, she points to her belly and Jaime is like WOAH!!!!
Jaime asks Cersei, “Who would you say is the father?“. Cersei replies, “You“. Jaime responds that people won’t like that. Cersei says, “What did father use to say about people?” Jaime replies, “The Lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep“.
But again, is Cersei Lannister Pregnant? She has reasons to lie about it.
Cersei Knows That Jaime Is Her Wild Card
In the episode earlier, Jaime breaks the news to Cersei that Olenna was the one to kill Joffrey. All these years Cersei theorized that Tyrion killed Joffrey. But she was wrong. Jaime makes her believe by the logic that Olenna is the one who would have benefitted from Joffrey’s death, not Tyrion. He asks her if she had a daughter whom she would like her to marry? Someone like Joffrey who was totally out of control or someone like Tommen who could be easily manipulated. It all starts making sense to Cersei then.
Jaime also confesses to Cersei that they cannot win against Daenerys’s Dothraki army and her dragons. Cersei feels that his grip on Jaime is getting loose. But she needs Jaime to see this war through. She is a manipulative shrew and she can go to whatever lengths necessary to keep her trump card, Jaime, close to her. By gesturing towards her belly she creates a moment for Jaime to believe that now whatever they do it’s not only for them but also for their baby who is allegedly on the way.
Cersei Tells Jaime That She Will Go Public About Jaime Being The Father
Cersei has calculated this in her head if she is lying about this. She can’t be serious about going public with this news. She knows what shame feels like from personal experience (her the walk of atonement in Season 5). She also knows that Targaryens used to get married among their siblings, so may be she will justify changing the rule for Lannisters by giving that as an example. But she also knows that announcing her pregnancy with Jaime being the father won’t be taken well by her army and by the people of Westeros. Especially, when she is contesting the throne against the mother of dragons. But then, Daenerys may also make out with Jon Snow which is also incest. So incest may just become the norm for Westerosis. I hope not!!
Here is another twist though. She warns Jaime in the end, “Never betray me again“. Jaime has What In The Seven Hells expression. Perhaps, in that moment, Jaime realizes what Cersei is doing to him.
So is Cersei Lannister pregnant or if she is going to the next level of shrewdness and dirty politics to keep Jaime in her pocket. I think of Olenna Tyrell’s last words to Jaime, “Cersei is a disease. She will be the end of you“.
To know what’s coming in the next episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 watch its preview. We will perhaps find out the truth.
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