The underwhelming final season of Game of Thrones left a lot of questions unanswered. For example, what was the Three-Eyed Raven? What was the Night King trying to do, exactly, and why was he so easy to kill? Is the all-seeing Bran as the King of Westeros just a metaphor for the Patriot Act?
Also, what the hell was going on with Cersei's pregnancy? She told Jaime and Tyrion near the end of Season Seven she was expecting, but it was unclear if this was a ploy to gain the sympathy of her brothers or if she was actually pregnant with Jaime's child. Throughout Season Eight, which in all likelihood took place over a minimum of a few weeks, Cersei never appeared to be pregnant, even though she also told Euron that she was carrying his child. Again, this could have been a tactic to keep his loyalty, as he wanted to father a king.
Over the weekend at German Comic Con, actress Lena Headey explained that they actually shot a scene showing Cersei having a miscarriage that never made it into the show.
"We shot a scene that never made it into Season 7, which was where I lose the baby. It was a really kind of traumatic, great moment for Cersei that never made it in," Headey said, adding that the moment would have "served Cersei differently" in Season Eight.
The miscarriage scene would’ve been epic 😢 pic.twitter.com/gSZxUiukIa- ꧁♡ ᴋᴡᴇᴇɴ ʟᴇɴᴀ .꧂ (@bb_cersei) June 15, 2019
Though it never made it into the show, we can conclude Cersei was, in fact, pregnant and was not lying to Jaime and Tyrion when she told them (at least depending on when this miscarriage scene would have taken place). This also explains why she never seemed pregnant-she was drinking wine in Season Eight, and though that wasn't a concern in Medieval times because fetal alcohol syndrome wasn't identified until 1973, Tyrion guessed Cersei was pregnant when she declined a glass of wine he'd poured her. But, we can assume that she was indeed simply lying to Euron about the child to keep him on her side.
Pretty clever, Cersei. It's a shame it didn't work out, and you were unceremoniously crushed by rocks with Jaime. Cersei deserved better-and Headey agrees with that, too.
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