Here's why 'Game of Thrones' season 8 may not see Arya use Jaime's face to kill Cersei in episode 4

Here's why 'Game of Thrones' season 8 may not see Arya use Jaime's face to kill Cersei in episode 4

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) not only saved her brother, Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wight), but she is actually the warrior who has rescued the whole of humankind from death. The much-awaited battle of 'Game of Thrones' finally took place in the 80-minute-long episode 3 of season 8, and although fans are divided in their opinions about the Great War, Arya's one move has truly been the silver lining in this otherwise ordinary episode (by 'Game of Thrones' standards).

Fans are now contemplating if the faceless assassin will put on a face to kill the next big baddie of the show, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). No one suspected Arya would turn out to be the promised or fabled warrior, Azor Ahai, since the most immediate suspects were Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).

Similarly, it is quite expected that Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) will be the Valonquar from the witch, Maggy's prophecy. Maggy gave Cersei three instances, of which two have come true. One being all her children die, and the other where she becomes the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms immediately after her children's death.

The final prophecy remains that Cersei will be killed by Valonquar (which means younger brother) and she will be replaced by a younger and more beautiful queen. Fans are now turning around their theories and claiming Arya will put on Jaime's face and kill Cersei. However, that seems a little improbable. 

Arya realized she was destined to kill the Night King when Melisandre whispered to her. (IMDb)

Fans are basing their theory on Melisandre's (Carice Van Houten) last statement to Arya, where the Red Woman whispered that the young Stark warrior has killed many and would kill many with "brown eyes, green eyes, and blue eyes.” The hint was enough for Arya to realize she is supposed to kill the Night King, and now fans are claiming that since Cersei has green eyes, Arya might also be destined to kill her. However, Cersei is not the only character on the show who has green eyes. Peter Baelish, or Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen), whom Arya had skillfully conspired against with Sansa (Sophie Turner), too had green eyes, and guess who slit his throat? Arya, of course!


It makes more sense if Jaime kills Cersei. (IMDb)

Hence, Arya's prophecy of killing people with brown eyes, green eyes, and blue eyes could end here, although her list is still incomplete. She might have a role to play in Cersei's death but she might not be the one to kill her. While Arya's reasons to kill the Mad Queen recline on revenge, Jaime's reasons to kill Cersei are far more intimate.

He has been emotionally and physically involved with her since their birth, they have had children together, and it was Jaime who watched her gradually descend to madness. Hence, it makes more sense for Jaime to actually kill Cersei as that is a kind of death she deserves - not a death by hatred but a death as a punishment from the one she loved most. 


'Game of Thrones' season 8 episode 4 returns to HBO May 5 at 9 p.m.


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