Cersei is always working behind the scenes to manipulate things to work out in her favor, and Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones was no exception. But this time, some fans think she may have gone too far and her latest maneuvers will end up backfiring on her. This post has spoilers through Season 6, Episode 4, and possibly beyond if any of the theories turn out to be true.
Here’s what you need to know.
After hearing about Tommen’s mysterious conversation with High Sparrow, Cersei sprung into action. She invited herself to a meeting with Olenna Tyrell and Kevan Lannister. While there, she talked about the danger that High Sparrow posed and the possibility that Margaery would have to do a “walk of shame” like she did.
Olenna was, understandably, opposed to that idea. So after a brief discussion, they realized that they would have to make a move against the High Sparrow and his Faith Militant. Tommen does not want anyone in the Kingsguard rising up against High Sparrow and possibly making him angry. So they devised a plan to let Tyrell’s army into King’s Landing. All Kevan Lannister has to do is make sure the Kingsguard lets Tyrell’s army attack the Faith Militant. In the process, they can kill High Sparrow and free Margaery.
But will this plan be quite so simple?
A thread on Reddit discusses an interesting theory connected to this decision and how it could go very, very wrong. Once the Tyrell army occupies King’s Landing, why would they let it go? Is it possible that the army will occupy and take over King’s Landing?
If so, it would be poetic justice. The Targaryens once ruled King’s Landing. But then they let the Lannister army into the city. The Lanniesters betrayed the Targaryens and have pretty much ruled King’s Landing ever since. As one Redditor commented, the Lannisters would be opening the gates just like the Targaryens did for them. George R. R. Martin likes to show history repeating itself, so the theory might actually come to pass.