Spoilery ‘Game Of Thrones’ Rumor Involves Shocking Scene That Will Rival The Red Wedding
Interviews with Game of Thrones cast members here in the U.S. are notoriously bland and spoiler-free, owing to HBO's policy of throwing anyone into prison who leaks their plot details. In one notorious case, Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, even lied to reporters, claiming that he would remain dead.
A man has no plot details.
But in Poland, apparently things are different. Jonathan Pryce, the veteran actor and part-time Bernie Sanders stunt double who plays the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones, did an interview with the web site Kawerna -- and blabbed a rather important plot detail from Season 6. Pryce didn't say when this would occur, but we're guessing toward the end of the season, in episode 9 or 10.
Spoilers ahead, so proceed at your own risk:
Pryce (translated from Polish):
"I read the scripts and had to go to the end to see what happens to my character. Everyone is waiting impatiently for the trial of Cersei, which will be held in the Sept of Baelor. Literally everyone will be present. My character has lost some vigilance and is convinced that Cersei will show up at his request.
"Tension gradually builds when the giant Sept fills slowly with people: and the High Sparrow is pleased with the turn of events, confident that everything is going according to plan. But he doesn't suspect that the fate in store for him is a very unpleasant surprise…"
So Cersei will finally go to trial for virtually everything she's done since episode 1, or at least that trial is scheduled, and everyone is showing up. It will be like the final episode of Seinfeld, when Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer are put on trial for criminal indifference. "We now call to the stand -- the Soup Nazi."
The very unpleasant surprise? Notice he didn't say that Cersei would actually be there. And for details on that we have to go to a persistent fan rumor, started by someone on Reddit who has accurately predicted plot points in the past. This time he predicts a blockbuster, Red Wedding-like conclusion. The rumor maintains that Loras Tyrell, Queen Margaery's brother, cracked under pressure while in the Faith Militant dungeon -- confessing that the Tyrells were responsible for King Jofferey's murder.
The High Sparrow told this to King Tommen, whom he was trying to convert. And in turn, Tommen told his mother. Uh oh. Cersei gonna BURN IT DOWN.
To get her revenge, Cersei waits until everyone is gathered in the Sept of Baelor, then locks the doors from the outside. Then she either A. Lets loose The Frankenstein Mountain and the Kingsguard to slaughter everyone inside, or, B. sets the place ablaze with the help of Maester Luwin and green fire.
Either way it's a massacre -- just the kind of party Game of Thrones would throw to end a season.
There are a few holes in this scenario, of course -- one being that Jamie Lannister would likely have nothing to do with such a plot. He's called the Kingslayer, remember, because he assassinated King Aegon Targaryen back in the day for ordering King's Landing to be burned. Plus, it would kill off about half the cast of the show.
But perhaps that's a good thing. Fewer salaries means more money for special effects -- like rampaging giants, huge battles, and a couple of sex scenes between Tormund and Brienne.
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