Now that the Game of Thrones Season 7 is in full swing, all I think about is how will this pan out. One of the questions that constantly reverberates in my mind is “Why did Tyrion ask Danerys to propose an armistice with Cersei.
Well, I believe that is Tyrion’s master stroke! He still wants his family, yes Cersei and Jamie, safe and sound. The only way to guard them from further damage is to make sure THEY DON’T FIGHT Danaerys. Well, how can he do that! First, he somehow needs to make Danaerys stop attacking them. That is the reason why he pounces on the first opportunity – Raven from Winterfell!
The raven clearly states the dead are near. He knows that Danaerys is near-convinced about Jon. When Jon insists that he leaves, he finds THE right moment to pounce. He gauges the air around him, understands Dany is convinced and he plays his card. He uses Dany’s concerns about Cersei attacking Dragonstone in her absence – if Danaerys chooses to go North to help Jon. He says Cersei will believe if Jamie believes. He claims he can convince Jamie for an armistice and join forces hand in hand with Danaerys and Jon to fight the real danger. This way he can at least protect Cersei and Jamie from Danaerys and her dragons – for the time being until he comes up with a better plan to save everyone!
Now moving on to Cersei’s prophecy – everything that was said about her death has come true. She marrying the King (Robert Baratheon) and not the Prince (Rhaegar Targaryen); she being the Queen for a while, until a younger Queen comes (Margery) and takes everything dear to her; she having three golden children (Lanninster babies :P) and all three of them dying. However, one final prophecy about her death – “And when your tears have drowned you, the Valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you”, is yet to come true. Valonqar refers to younger sibling.
Here is where the catch is. If you have followed the plot leak – Cersei will get aborted in the last episode of Season 7. Once that happens, she freaks out! She becomes mad – THE MAD QUEEN! She then thinks if she kills both her younger siblings, there is no way the prophecy will come true. Hence, The Mad Queen wants to kill Jamie as well. Jamie gets to know this. He confronts her. She plays the the Damsel in Distress card. They hug, but Cersei tries to kill Jamie. The slayer in him comes out to save the Kingdom / the Realm / his subject – whatever you call them. He chokes her and The Mad Queen dies. These Lannisters are bloody smart! After all, they always pay their debts!!!