The seventh season of Game of Thrones has drawn to a close with as dramatic a finale as fans were hoping filled with several moments which they're going to be mulling over for ahead of next year's final run of episodes.
One such moment presented itself in the form of a key scene towards the episode's climax which almost marked the end for one character at the hands of someone quite unexpected.
*This is your spoiler warning - you have been warned*
One huge development presented in the season finale: Jamie Lannister finally leaves his sister Cersei.
Having agreed to help Jon and Daenerys in the war against the undead, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) later reveals to her sibling/lover Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) that she was bluffing - why would she help the Mother of Dragons instead of using the opportunity to her advantage?
As things get heated, she admonishes the Kingslayer for his betrayal in agreeing to meet their younger brother - and their father's murderer - behind her back and reveals she's in collusion with Euron Greyjoy in retaining the Iron Throne.
It's here where she very nearly orders The Mountain to end the life of her brother/lover, something an emotional Jaime himself orders her to do after chiding her for not recognising the threat of the White Walkers. She nods to the Mountain, unable to give the order verbally. On the verge of tears, Jaime looks at his Queen, struggling for words.
“I don't believe you,” he says before escaping and rides away, Cersei looking in in visible torment. But where is he going?
Although unconfirmed, it now seems as if Jaime is team Jon and Dany, riding North to help in the war against the undead (which heats up in the episode's closing moments). He has finally realised his sister is only looking out for her own safety, as well as their unborn child's, and this will likely see the Valonqar prophecy coming true next season - more on that here.
Game of Thrones will return with its eighth and final season next year.
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