The Tiny (Yet Massive) Cersei Lannister Detail You Probably Missed During the ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere

No, we're not referring to all those lines about elephants (but, like, are the writers just trying to tell us that production couldn't afford to get elephants? Because...we got the signal LOUD AND CLEAR).

We did realize, however, that during Sunday night's premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones, Cersei was drinking wine on screen right after her, um, exploits with Euron. (Here's a screen-grab of the scene from an eagle-eyed fan.)

For those familiar with the show, this is, like, the least surprising thing ever. Cersei loves wine...maybe even as much as Tyrion. But she's also supposed to be pregnant with Jaime's baby (or now, possibly Euron's baby?). Of course, a glass of wine is typically acceptable for women who are pregnant (no judgement here, and you should always consult your doctor first), but Cersei seems to be hitting that bottle hard (per usual).

So does that mean she's not actually preggers?

Here's what we know: According to Vanity Fair, who combed through the Game of Thrones season seven scripts back in December, the evil queen is actually telling the truth about her pregnancy. When Jaime comes to tell Cersei of his secret meet up with Tyrion, she spills the news. Many fans wondered if this was some manipulation to get her brother (and, ew, father of her children) Jaime to obey her. In fact, she makes him swear to never betray her again after the Tyrion meeting. But it seems her announcement was genuine. The script reads: “She nods, it’s true. [. . .] Her happiness is contagious. They get another chance at family. This time with no one standing in their way."

Later, when Tyrion realizes his sister is, in fact, pregnant, Cersei is actually surprised (which seems like a weird reaction for the most evil person in Westeros, but so be it). This means she didn’t plan for him to find out as part of a larger plot to manipulate him. Here’s the excerpt: “Tyrion sees what he sees and knows what it means. He can hardly believe it, but knows it to be true. [. . .] She stays silent for too long, long enough to tell him that he’s right. And once she knows he knows, she can think of nothing else to say.”

So, if Cersei is drinking her nightcap like she typically does (aka more than just a glass or two), it seems either: A) She's not really pregnant—meaning the season seven script read-through was absolutely off-base. B) She thinks she's not pregnant but really is and just doesn't know the truth (unlikely). Or C) She's trying to get rid of her unborn child with whatever means necessary. Dun dun dun.

Tune in to the next episode of GoT on Sunday, April 21, on HBO at 9 p.m.


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