i’ve seen a lot of angry posts on my dash about the implications of tonight’s episode on jaime’s character development (or, now, apparent lack thereof) and i’m 100% behind them. i adore jaime lannister with my heart and soul and the altar scene disgusted me.
something i’m not seeing discussed, which needs to be addressed, is d&d’s complete, repeated lack of respect for female agency. cersei clearly and definitively said “yes” to jaime in the books; it was one of the things that made the scene stand out in the wake of joffrey’s death when i read asos.
but in “breaker of chains,” cersei never gets to say yes. and that’s what makes everything so disgusting.
this scene is supposed to be empowering for her. instead, d&d took away her agency and stripped her down, made her a victim (as if watching her son die a horrible death wasn’t victimization enough).
i’m mad for jaime, yes. i’m mad for the incredible journey that he went on in terms of his character arc last season, and all the ways he’s grown.
but i’m a hell of a lot madder for cersei.
loved arya and sandor in this ep though. their story line is getting interseting
didn’t enjoy this episode at all and i wish it was only because of jaime/cersei scene
superhero movies and romantic comedies hold the same level of appeal to me, they’re both extremely formulaic genres that are endlessly recycled with boring straight white people
oberyn martell on bisexuality