No one can be spared from Cersei Lannister’s wrath. Apparently, not even her dead son’s cat.
Our condolences, Ser Pounce fans. Apparently, King Tommen’s cat’s nine lives ran out, Game of Thrones showrunners revealed. Sitting down with Entertainment Weekly, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said the cat’s outta the bag (and outta the show).
“Cersei hated the name ‘Ser Pounce’ so much she could not allow him to survive,” Benioff said. “So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce’s death was so horrible we couldn’t even put it on the air.”
The cat, who won viewers’ hearts over when he leaped on Tommen’s bed during his first-ever GoT appearance on season four, episode four, wasn’t even given an on-screen death…which typically means he’s really not dead, right?