Will the Crown go to war? Will Cersei and Jamie get revenge? Which unexpected characters are going to Dorne?
Spoilers follow, obviously. Dorne was pretty much in the background of Game of Thrones until Season 4 when Prince Oberyn waltzed onto the show, stabbed a few people, enjoyed the full services of Littlefinger’s brothel, and then had his head smashed like a watermelon by the Mountain.
This angered Ellaria Sand, Oberyn’s lover, and his daughters the Sand Snakes, who sent a message to Cersei, threatening her (and Jamie’s) daughter, Myrcella. Jamie and Bronn went on a rescue mission and then things went bad. After a strangely choreographed sword fight, a term in prison, an awkwardly staged conversation, and a poisoned kiss, Jamie, Bronn and Princess Myrcella got on a boat and left. Princess Myrcella told Jamie she knew he was her father and then promptly died in his arms.
This is going to cause a lot of problems in Season 6. Where do we go from here? Well, let’s speculate on all the spoilers we know from the Dorne plot line and we’ll see if the Lannisters go to war with Dorne in Game of Thrones Season 6.
The Aftermath of Princess Myrcella’s Death
Cersei has to find out her daughter is dead. This isn’t something that can be hidden from her for any length of time. In this spoiler photo it appears Cersei will be there to meet the boat when it docks in King’s Landing, and when she finds out she is going to go ballistic. This will probably push Jamie and Cersei further apart, but it will also likely make her more protective of Tommen. This is probably where the above clip of Cersei hugging Tommen comes in.
A big point of speculation is whether or not Cersei will burn down the Tower of the Hand as she did in the book A Feast for Crows. They skipped over this on Season 5 but they could go back and do it in Season 6. But would it make sense?
In the book she did it in mourning for Tywin, which makes more sense that doing it for Myrcella. Cersei is paranoid about the secret passageway that Tyrion used to murder Tywin. Also in the book this takes place while Kevan Lannister is out of the capital. Kevan won’t willingly let her burn down part of the castle with wildfire, which we should remember is extremely dangerous and hard to put out, but we know Cersei’s pretty much a wild card.
Maybe she could burn down Myrcella’s rooms in the castle, or maybe the burning of the Tower could be a joint mourning for Tywin and Myrcella. It was a poignant scene in the books and it would be nice to see it on the TV show. And let’s be honest, the wildfire was really cool, and who doesn’t want to see a bit more of it.
Whether this happens or not Cersei is hurting and she’s not the type of person who lets someone get away with hurting her.