Although “Game of Thrones” Season 6 doesn't arrive until April, one of last season’s biggest cliff-hangers is getting some attention thanks to a recent interview with actress Natalie Dormer. The 33-year-old star teased some details about what’s next for her character on the HBO series.
While the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) may be the biggest mystery from Season 5, he was far from the only character life left hanging in the balance. When fans last saw Margaery Tyrell (Dormer), she’d been captured by the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) and was being held prisoner for her complacency regarding her brother’s homosexual affairs. While she became one of the most intriguing political characters on the show since her introduction in Season 2, her story was left on a very sad note, something the actress doesn’t seem worried about at all.
“Margaery is a savvy chick and she’s trying to find an angle,” Dormer says in the upcoming December issue of Women’s Health (via CinemaBlend). “She’s trying to find a way to get out of that cell, so it’s pretty amusing and ingenious the route she decides to take.”
While the actress’ comments are far from confirmation that her character will escape her cell, they do imply she won’t be trapped there forever. As the Huffington Post notes, Margaery and her grandmother Lady Olenna (Diana Rigg) have proved themselves more than adept at scheming to get their way with the people of King’s Landing. However, if they were capable of getting the Tyrell children out of custody, they would have by now. Instead, the plan to get the character out of prison might end up being a little bit bloodier.
According to leaked information from the set of Season 6 [POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT], Margaery may get help from an unlikely source -- Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). As noted by “Game of Thrones” rumor and news site Watchers on the Wall, set images show Lannister leading a group of Tyrell soldiers to the Cathedral where the High Sparrow and his men are keeping Margaery. Perhaps a group of armed soldiers will finally flex the capital city’s muscle against the will of the gods and the church.
Whatever the case, it does seem like Dormer is teasing a self-reliant solution to her character’s problem when Season 6 finally airs on HBO in the spring. However, getting Margaery back is just the tip of the iceberg for the show as many of its characters’ fates were left in limbo at the end of Season 5.
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