The relationship between Jaime and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) has been controversial from the begin. Their incestuous affair cripples and practically kills Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) following he discovers them, and it places the cruel Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) on the throne despite his correct parentage. 

It is Jaime’s toxic enjoy for his sister that makes him do some thing terrible — aside from pushing Bran off the tower. In the Year 4 episode “The Breaker of Chains,” Jaime finds Cersei in the sept, mourning in excess of the decline of Joffrey following his murder. In an attempt to comfort her, Jaime attempts to be intimate, but she rejects him. This doesn’t sit perfectly with Jaime, and regardless of Cersei’s protests, he assaults her ideal up coming to their son’s body. 

The scene is uncomfortable to check out, notably when you can listen to Cersei consistently indicating “stop.” The act reveals that Jaime feels entitled to Cersei and has no regard for her grief, and this mindset tarnishes his budding redemption arc. 

It is played marginally in another way in the reserve. Jaime is not existing all through Joffrey’s wedding ceremony or loss of life, and it is the first time he has noticed Cersei due to the fact their separation. However she is initially unpleasant, Cersei embraces Jaime. George R. R. Martin previously unveiled that Cersei is triggered with emotion, sparking a mutual passion among her and her brother. By placing Jaime in King’s Landing early, “they changed the context of that scene,” Martin spelled out, as quoted by The Daily Beast.