You know, considering the British presence on Game of Thrones and the fact I typically use Canadian spelling on this blog, I REALLY want to call this episode "A Man Without Honour." But I will resist. ;)
Welcome to week 7 of our Game of Thrones rundown. I'm joined, as ever, by the bookish Christopher "Damn it feels good to be a Lannister" Lockett, who will give us the literary perspective, while I look at the episodes purely as a viewer. I will let Chris take the reins first this week!
The scene cuts to her and Cersei, where Sansa says she thought it would be less messy, and Cersei snorts, “Wait til you have a baby.” Sansa’s mother is gone, off fighting a war with her older brother, and so Cersei steps in as the distant mother figure in this scene. But her words are far from comforting. She tells Sansa that Robert went off hunting whenever she gave birth, but Jaime was at her side. She likens her marriage of convenience to Robert to what Sansa will face with Joffrey: “You may never love the king, but you will love his children… Love no one but your children; on that front, a mother has no choice.”