There's no arguing with the fact that Game of Thrones Season 6 has been a season full of reunions and returns, ranging from Jon Snow's not-so-surprising resurrection to Uncle Benjen's far too brief cameo. However, there's still one very big reunion I'm still very much looking forward to witnessing, which is bound to take place hopefully in the very near future. I'm referring, of course, to Tyrion's return to King's Landing, which feels pretty inevitable at this point, especially now that Daenerys finally has enough ships to cross the sea to Westeros. It may not happen in Sunday's finale — an episode that already looks chock-full of action — but it will definitely happen eventually. It has to. And not just because he deserves to be by Dany's side when she attempts to take her rightful place on the Iron Throne. It's also because it would reunite Tyrion with at least on of his siblings: Cersei Lannister.
Cersei and Tyrion have never had what you would call a great relationship together. First she blamed him for their mother's death and now she thinks he's also responsible for her son Joffrey's murder as well as their father's (the latter of which is actually true). In fact, the main reason he left King's Landing in the first place was to escape his own death sentence. So yeah, there's a little bit of tension there. All that being said, can you imagine the look on Cersei's face if her younger brother were to return with not only a huge army, but three fully grown dragons? No amount of wine in the world could prepare her for that level of shock.
Granted, Tyrion has always been able to relatively hold his own even in the face of his sister's blind hate, but to now have Dany backing him puts this character in a real position of power — one that neither of his siblings have ever seen from him before. I'd be curious to see how that would impact their dynamic. Jaime and Tyrion have had a special bond since Day 1. Truth be told, it's probably thanks to Jaime that Tyrion managed to stay alive all these years, serving as a barrier between him and Cersei. But you know the Lannisters wouldn't give up their claim to the Iron Throne without a fight, so when/if the time comes, would Tyrion be able to stay by and watching both of his siblings get struck down? Cersei maybe, but Jaime I'm not so sure.
Tyrion has remained an important and loyal ally to Dany since they met last season, but what happens when he's forced to choose between her and another Lannister? Is blood really thicker than water in this case or would Tyrion be able to put his own personal emotions on the back burner for the greater good? Right now, it's anybody's guess, but one thing's for sure — Tyrion returning to King's Landing will have a huge impact not just on the characters, but on the show as a whole. And I, for one, can't wait to see how it all plays out.
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