Warning: There Will Be Spoilers.
Last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” pulled a trick that has seemingly become a trademark of the show: It kept us waiting, then pulled the rug out in the end.
After last episode’s explosive trial, in which Tyrion Lannister basically told everyone to go fuck themselves, we awaited the beloved character’s fate. Would Jaime Lannister fight for the brother the rest of their family rejected? Would Bronn come in and save the day, as he did back in the Vale, saving Tyrion in a trial by battle from getting flung out of the moon door? (More on that later …)
It would seem not. Despite Bronn's schooling, the now one-handed Jaime hasn't been able to get his swordfighting mojo back. Bronn, a sellsword and a rogue through and through even with the knighthood he attained during the Battle of Blackwater, has been offered a pretty sweet deal by Cersei—he basically gets to marry a rich bimbo (Lollys Stokeworth) and possibly inherit a castle, intimating that he only need to help Lollys’ barren older sister fall off a horse or meet some other unfortunate yet easily-explainable demise for this to happen. Tyrion understands; even if they’re friends, this is a guy he hired out of nowhere, whose primary driver seems to be money and women, and until now, Tyrion has been his way to achieve that. Now, fighting for Tyrion against the monstrous Mountain would almost certainly assure both of their deaths.