There has been a lot of debate as to if Cersei Lannister is really pregnant in the seventh season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones‘ and thanks to scripts of the series surfacing, we’ve learned that the character actually is! This isn’t a ploy by the current ruler of Westeros to manipulate her twin brother Jaime to stay loyal to her but is something which has been revealed to be true from multiple references.
In fact, it wasn’t meant to be a ploy in the scripts at all! When Cersei first tells Jaime the script reads that “She nods, it’s true. [. . .] Her happiness is contagious. They get another chance at family. This time with no one standing in their way.”
This scene isn’t the only moment a pregnancy is referenced either as it is revealed that Tyrion later figures out the secret which she is keeping. The fact that he discovered this at all was just due to his cunning intelligence and not a slip by Cersei:
Tyrion sees what he sees and knows what it means. He can hardly believe it, but knows it to be true. [. . .] She stays silent for too long, long enough to tell him that he’s right. And once she knows he knows, she can think of nothing else to say.
This makes you wonder even more as to what kind of deal that Tyrion and Cersei may have made with one another. It doesn’t bode well for the younger Lannister who won’t find out that she is betraying Daenerys and Jon until Jamie arrives. Hopefully, he hasn’t made good on whatever deal was struck between the two by the time he does.
Did you believe Cersei was pregnant on the show or did you think that this was just cunning manipulation by the Queen as she was solidifying her power? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
We’ll see how this all plays out when ‘Game of Thrones’ returns to HBO for the final season in April of 2019!
Source: Vanity Fair