Warning: This article contains spoilers from “The Lion and the Rose.” If you don’t know what happened during The Purple Wedding, you should stop reading now.
A lot of interesting things happened in episode 2 of “Game of Thrones”: Margery Tyrell rocked a gorgeous gown, Cersei stomped her foot over losing the title of queen and oh yeah, Joffrey kicked the bucket after he chased down his wedding pie with poisoned wine. Cheers!
All in all, we’d say “The Lion and the Rose” was a pretty hectic episode. However, there was one moment during The Purple Wedding that was slightly overlooked due to Joffrey’s demise. We’re talking about the chin-scratching scene between Cersei and Brienne of Tarth.
During the Royal Wedding, Cersei sought out Brienne to express her gratitude to the towering blond for returning her brother to King’s Landing. The scheming former queen then blindsided Brienne by asking her if she’s in love with Jaime. Brienne stood there in bewilderment unable to answer the question before walking away.
Talk about the elephant in the room!
“Oh, when I read that – when I read the script – ‘Nooooo!!’” Gwedoline Christie told IGN. “It's sort of the worst thing, like when you're a kid at school and someone says, ‘You fancy him!’ ‘No!’”
So, Brienne doesn’t have a school girl crush on Jaime? We thought we saw sparks fly during their bath scene together.
Christie revealed she doesn’t think her character is in love with Jaime, which begged the question: What was up with that long pause then?
“What's brilliant about the writing is that in that moment, that's the first moment [Brienne] considers it, and it's the horror that that might be true and what she might have to deal with. It's so brilliantly directed by Alex Graves, because -- well, I haven't seen that moment, I only filmed it, so I don't know what ended up in the edit,” she revealed.
“But when we filmed it, obviously, there's that terrible confrontation, face to face, with Cersei. She moves away; she doesn't do the formal exit. She just has to turn away. Even Brienne is incredibly aware of respectability and manners, as difficult as it is for her; she's still a lady. But she doesn't give a formal exit, she turns away. Then in her eye-line is Jaime. It's, I think, really slapped her hard on one side of the face, and then the other even harder, as she runs off red-faced. ‘Oh, God!’”
Ugh, we could imagine. Although Christie doesn’t think her character will end up holding hands—uh, we mean “hand” with Jaime down the line, we still have hope!
“The idea of that relationship, with all of its tension and complexity, lacking a sexual aspect is very interesting to me,” Christie explained her perspective to TV Line. “We see a man finding a woman truly attractive for her character. It transcends, or just not yet includes, a sexual motivation.”
OK, so what she’s saying is that Brienne and Jaime are pretty much the Mary Poppins and Bert of the Westeros. We can dig it.
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