The High Sparrow May Have Dropped A Huge ‘Game Of Thrones’ Spoiler

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05.19.16 20 Comments

[This post is dark, and full of spoilers for season six]

There’s a theory circulating amongst Game of Thrones fans about what the High Sparrow told Tommen in confidence in “Book of the Stranger.” “I promised him I wouldn’t tell anyone,” the king revealed to his mother Cersei, afraid of the drunk sex orgies he might be forced to take part in.

Redditor “WriteOnSC” thinks he’s figured out: “It’s my belief that the High Sparrow told Tommen about the Tyrells’ involvement in Joffrey’s murder. Judging by the tears in his eyes when he’s about to tell Cersei, it seemed to be the worst possible news. I believe it’s Ser Loras who revealed this information as he seemed absolutely broken by his solitary confinement.” If true, then Cersei asking to team up with the Tyrells to wipe out the Faith Militant is part of a giant scheme that ends with the deaths of, among others, the High Sparrow and Margaery. (I refuse to think about the Queen of Thorns dying.)

But again, that’s all speculation. Unlike this interview with the High Sparrow himself, actor Jonathan Pryce, who might have given away a massive spoiler (the text has been translated from Polish).

Everyone is waiting impatiently for the process of Cersei, which will be held in Sepcie. They will present it literally everyone. My character has lost some vigilance – is firmly convinced that Cersei appear at his request. When the messengers informed him that he had not left his house, still he believes that will come to the process, because in his opinion should be there. Meanwhile, behind him, and in the immediate vicinity, last scheming and intrigue chasing intrigue. Tension gradually builds up when the giant Sept fills slowly people – great sparrow is still pleased with the turn of events and is confident that everything is going according to plan. No suspects that the fate in store for him a very unpleasant surprise…

A helpful Redditor translated the translation to:

in this interview jonathan pryce says that when cersei’s trial happens… high sparrow and everyone else is waiting in the sept of baelor for cersei to show up. and the high sparrow is very certain for cersei to show up and so is everyone else. no one expects that something very unpleasant is about to happen.

i’m guessing in this scene, it will be like the red wedding again. the doors to the sept of abelor [sic] be locked and on cersei’s orders qyburn will burn the entire place with wildfire. (Via)

I could go for some crispy sparrow right about now.

(Via Kawerna and Reddit)

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