Alright well this one is going to have a mighty big spoiler in it, my friends. Mighty big indeed. So if you’re hoping to live a life free of tidbits about the upcoming season of HBO’s adaptation of the George R.R. Martin epic, A Song of Ice and Fire — better known as Game of Thrones to the small screen set — turn away now. Because this? This right here? This is a big one. One that could have major, major implications. So you’ve been warned!
OK, so. Remember last season when Charles Dance’s character, Tywin Lannister, shit the bed (metaphorically speaking) atop the toilet when his son Tyrion shot him with a bow and arrow mid-bowel movement? Yeah, well, apparently you can come back from that. At least that’s what the actor has been insinuating in a recent interview with MTV UK.
“You haven’t seen the last of Tywin Lannister,” Dance stated. Cue the intrigue!
It was a surprising bit of non-secrecy that’s rarely seen in the world of Game of Thrones as Dance went on, “I’m not completely missing out on the new series. More than that I’m not going to say.”
Naturally, the caveat here is this: we’re very likely to see his funeral this season — what with all the machinations that happen in the book while the whole ordeal is taking place — so it could be as simple as all that. Dead Tywin in a box, hangin’ around all the action just like King Joffrey the Reigning Brat of Westeros did while his mom and dad partook in a pretty-rapey bit of dalliance-ing. Or…it could be something even more curious.
What if — and please note that this is a big “if” here, folks — they took the Lady Stoneheart business and turned that into a Tywin thing? Instead of watching Lady Stoneheart gallivant around Westeros looking for vengeance for all her dead children, what if we saw the family-obsessed Tywin doing the same in the name of the Lions of Lannister? The implication of which could have an interesting twist on the story and the bonds of these particular Lanni-characters, given what’s about to go down in the upcoming season. Admittedly, part of us believes that may be what they’re doing with The Mountain — given his ambiguous “ending” last season with the maester workin’ his black magic on him — but that’s more or less just a silly little theory all our own that we’re not 100% convinced on.
Although if that were the case and one of those two came back as a Lord Stoneheart, we would be pretty, pretty annoyed if the series took yet another character storyline made for a woman (cough cough Arianne Martell) and made it a dude-centric storyline. So we’re hoping for the former, more logical explanation. And, hey, that way we’d be likely to get a fun lil’ blooper reel next year of Charles Dance attempting to stay still and staid and, well, dead, while the goofballs that are the actors on Game of Thrones tried to make him break and laugh.
But what do you think, folks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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