The Gift Cersei Refuses In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Hints At An Upcoming Alliance
At long last, the wait for Game of Thrones Season 7 is almost over, and HBO has released the titles and descriptions of the season's first three episodes to keep you occupied until July 16. Entitled, "Dragonstone," "Stormborn," and "The Queen's Justice," the first three outings hold plenty of clues about what lies ahead for your favorite characters. It's the final episode description that's the most intriguing though. In "The Queen's Justice," Cersei returns a gift, and the gift in question may hint at a major Season 7 alliance.
Euron Greyjoy is shaping up to be the season's biggest wild card, and the power-hungry pirate is heading Cersei's way. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Pilou Asbaek explained his character's motivation for allying himself with Cersei. He said,
"For Euron, the question is, 'Who gives me the best odds?' Is it the dragon mother? No. Is it with Cersei? I think it is. Dany is still trying to be a good, decent, honest person. Cersei sold her soul many years ago. Maybe that’s why Euron likes the idea of her."
Clearly, these two characters are on a collision course with one another, but Cersei won't be easily wooed. Euron is going to have to prove his worth, and what better way is there to accomplish his goal than by offering the Queen a gift?
In order to gain favor with Cersei, Euron needs something she wants, and the only thing she truly wants at this point is something that will guarantee her power remains unchallenged. There are a couple of things Euron could offer Cersei that she might return. The first is the offer of his fleet. As a Lannister, the Queen is likely covered on that front, and she may even believe that she doesn't need ships to defend King's Landing. Her weapon of choice is wildfire, and it's a pretty solid defense system on land or sea.
Another gift Euron could send Cersei is the fabled dragon horn. Now, if it's real and actually works, then the dragon horn could be an invaluable defense system against Daenerys. It's said that whoever possesses the horn can control dragons, but Cersei would have to believe it actually worked in order to think it was valuable. Despite her flirtation with magic that brought The Mountain back to life, Cersei doesn't seem to be a big believer in the supernatural. At least not yet.
Cersei and Euron's alliance is inevitable, but the pirate is sure to be rebuffed at least once before he earns the Queen's favor. Given his penchant for unpredictability with a hint of madness, there's no way to know what lengths Euron will go to in order to get what he wants. You can bet he won't be afraid to make a bloody grand gesture if that's what it takes to win Cersei's hand though — which means the Queen's enemies should beware if they see Greyjoy sails coming their way.