Jaime’s fate in the eighth season of “Game Of Thrones” was unsatisfactory for some fans. Now actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has commented on it. For him, breaking up with Brienne would have made no sense.
Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) went through a lot of character changes on “Game Of Thrones.” The Lannister fairy’s behavior in season eight, especially her reckless treatment of Brienne (Gwendoline Christie), pissed off some fans. We had watched Jaime for a long time as he gradually drifted away from Cersei (Lena Headey) and became a virtuous person, but suddenly none of this seemed to matter anymore.
Because in a single scene, Jaime fell in love with his devilish sister again when he left the newly deflowered Brienne in Winterfell and headed to King’s Landing. Not just an unholy decision, but in the eyes of some also stupid, after all, the capital of Westeros was the next big goal on Daenerys and her two dragons’ agenda. But Jaime actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has now explained why there could be no other ending for his character.
“Staying in Winterfell would be unrealistic. Cersei is the most important person in her life, whether she wants it or not. The idea of leaving her to die alone is too terrible for him. His whole life revolved around protecting Cersei and being close to her. “ explains Coster-Waldau in an interview with Making Game of Thrones authors decision. It also refers to a scene from the fifth season of “Game Of Thrones”:
Bronn asked him, ‘How do you want to die?’ Jaime said: ‘In the arms of the woman I love.’ And this is how it really dies. This scene carried a lot of weight “.
A poetic ending with a smooth aftertaste
In fact, the final scene of the two carries a lot of weight (and not just emotionally, after all, a whole building collapses on them). For Nikolaj Coster-Waldau a perfect symbol of the relationship between the Lannister brothers: “The whole world collapses around him: he has something poetic about him. […] My hope for these final moments between Cersei and Jaime is that even when people [Cersei] I want to see them die but it still has a mild aftertaste. “
The mixed feelings about Jaime and Cersei’s death were therefore quite intentional. Sure, the constant criticism of the understandability of the choices Jaime and other characters made in season eight is not the flavor the series finale was supposed to have.
After all, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has now made it clear that Jaime was never done with Cersei, even if it seemed that way for a short time. Probably the plan from the beginning was to travel to Winterfell just for the battle against the White Walkers (and the danger it posed to Cersei) and then return. Apparently, Brienne was never as important to him as his sister and her great love.
“GOT”: This character spent most of the time in front of the screen throughout the series.