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Call me pathetic, I don't care, but this past Sunday without Game of Thrones was bruuuuutal. Yeah, yeah, I know — it's only a television show....blow me. GoT was single-handedly the only thing powerful enough to wash away those Sunday scaries. Okay, so yeah, the bottle of wine I downed while watching each week helped too, but still! Season 7 was incredible, despite what any of the haters had to say about it. It was full of riveting plot points, action, drama, love, death (RIP Viserion, good riddance Little Finger) — the best part? It didn't take 3-freaking-weeks to flesh out a single storyline.
When Jon left for King's Landing, he got there by the end of an episode...not an 4 seasons later. Sure, it forced viewers to suspend belief about time and travel in Westeros, but really, who the f*ck cares? There's dragons breathing ice, do you really wanna quibble over how long it would take to get from Point A to Point B by boat? Blow me x2.
With so much going on in The Seven Kingdoms it was pretty easy to lose track of little details. Everyone has their favorite character and subsequently, favorite arc — for example, I pay closest attention to anything involving Tyrion. Which admittedly, was lacking this season, but you get the point. Now, if Cersei is your favorite gal on the show you may have already noticed her seemingly harmless faux pas. If you try to black out every time she's on the screen like I do, then listen up. According to Cosmopolitan —
"Cersei revealed to Jaime that she has no intention of sending troops north and instead is sending Euron to pick up a band of sellswords called the Golden Company. She also mentioned the Golden Company to Tycho Nestoris, the representative of the Iron Bank who stopped by to shake her down earlier in the season."
Alright, so why is this a problem? We've all known that Cersei has a huge hard-on for the money-dudes, nothing new. Well, turns out, those money-dudes don't necessarily feel the same way about her. Cosmopolitan continued —
In the A Song of Ice and Fire books, the Golden Company is known as the absolute best army money can buy. They're hereditary sellswords, and are mostly descended from the exiled knights who fought on the wrong side of a skirmish called the Blackfyre Rebellion. The founder of the Golden Company was Aegor Rivers, the legitimized bastard of a Targaryen King, and they've been led by those with Targaryen blood until their fairly recent history.
Ultimately, much of this theory has yet to be featured in the show, only in the book. The specific details aren't so much important as the fact that the Golden Company has been primarily associated with Targaryen blood — blood that many thought was lost or otherwise not likely to rule (HA, YOU THOUGHT). Personally, I would love to watch Cersei's bullshit plan crumble to the floor, but no one can say for certain if that's going to happen. We'll just have to wait and see my fellow GoT enthusiasts.
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