Is This the New Lannister Weapon of Choice?
Sunday’s episode was the occasion to further explore one of Cersei’s personality traits: her twisted sense of imagination when it comes to vengeance.
We knew that there was little hope left for Ellaria and Tyene, the only surviving Sandsnake, but the fate that the Queen had in mind for them exceeded what most of us imagined.
Not only was Tyene poisoned by a deadly kiss in front of her mother, but all mesures were taken to keep Ellaria alive to witness not only her daughter’s demise, but her decomposition too.
Utterly sadistic and disturbing. A poisoned teenage daughter to avenge another; an eye for an eye.
But Tyene Sand wasn’t the only character poisoned by a Lannister on season 7 episode 3. Lady Olenna was made to drink poison to end her life after the Tyrells’ were defeated at the battle of High Garden.
Two occasions aren’t enough to consider it a custom quite yet, but there are reasons to believe that poison will be used again as a weapon by a Lannister sonner rather than later.
Why it may become the Lannisters’ new signature method of execution:
Ellaria’s horrible death was arguably the most cruel method of vengeance used by Cersei so far. She didn’t get a chance to experience a quick death like Margaery, and in terms of torture, even Septa Unella had it easier if you ask me.
Cersei has now every reason to associate the use of poison with both mental torture and sadism. She has lost her two older children to sinister potions, and she has now used one to punish one of her worst enemies.
As we could hear from Jaime, she had other plans for Lady Olenna initially, but it didn’t take too much convincing for her to turn to poison again. She may have now found her weapon of choice.
Who may be the next victim?
All hints seem to point to Euron Greyjoy. Cersei is using his fleet for the war against Daenerys, but she obviously has no intention to honor her promise to marry the Ironborn King even if the event of a victory. Once her power is secured, Euron becomes a liability.
My guess is that their first kiss will also be their last. A long farewell and off to meet the Drowned God.
Jaime would also have his reasons to kill Lord Greyjoy. Euron has been taunting Jaime since the minute he entered the royal Castle in King's Landing. A little glass of poisoned wine could do wonders to get rid of the man who wants to steal Cersei from him.
Do you think that poison will be used again on GoT? Let me know in the comments.