- Oct 12, 2006
- Reaction score
The entire bit was stupidly done. Cersei said she was expecting Tyrion and Jamie to die in the war up North but, just in case, she hires an assassin as insurance (if she wanted Jaime dead she could have killed him when he walked out on her). that is dumb. It is extra-stupid to have her back-up-plan assassin, be a good friend of the two targets. It is double extra-stupid to assign him a particular murder weapon and even dumber to choose such a heavy and also recognizable one. That was early in the episode, but once that scene happened, I lost all faith in the writing.He didn't do it for a crossbow. She gave him a crossbow because she wanted it done with a crossbow. The reason for that is because that's what Tyrion used to kill their father.