Apparently, this is the meaning behind that tense Jaime exit on ‘Game of Thrones’

Despite the years of mutually complicit incest, it appears that Jaime and Cersei Lannister are finally finished, and, in the words of Taylor Swift, they are never, ever, ever getting back together.

That’s what the actor who plays Jaime thinks, anyway.

During a recent Huffington Post interview, the IRL Jaime, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, discussed that dramatic scene between the Lannister twins in the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale. 

In the scene, Cersei reveals to Jaime that she lied when she gave her word to help Jon Snow and Daenerys. Jaime is aghast that she would lie about such a thing, and prepares to storm out of the room when Cersei attempts to sic the Mountain on him. As the Mountain draws his sword, Jaime turns to Cersei and says “I don’t believe you,” before leaving the room.

Many of us believed that Jaime was simply calling Cersei’s bluff about having him killed by Ser Gregor. However, Coster-Waldau believes that there was a deeper meaning at play. 

“Is ‘I don’t believe you’ saying ‘I don’t love you’ or ‘I don’t believe I’m going to die,'” the actor told HuffPo. “My subjects as an actor was This is it. I don’t believe in you anymore. I don’t believe in this, you and me. I don’t love you anymore.’ That’s how I played it.”

That said, Coster-Waldau doesn’t want to say definitively that Cersei and Jaime are broken up for good, but that’s certainly his interpretation of the matter. Now, I’ve done that before and then you find out that’s not what (the show-runners) intended, but, you know, that was kind of my intention that that was it.”

As for whether or not Cersei actually intended to have Jaime killed? Coster-Waldau thinks that Cersei was probably bluffing, but it’s honestly difficult to tell.

“For Jaime, I would think he would think there was part of her that still understands that he really is the last person that she has,” he told HuffPo. “That is the truth; that must resonate somewhere inside her. That would help.”

Or perhaps there was simply a communication error?

“Maybe the Mountain is just so thick that he didn’t get the eye signal. Maybe there’s a scene right after where she goes, ‘Why the fuck didn’t you kill him?! I gave you the signal!’ I don’t know. Who knows. We’ll never know because that scene isn’t there, but that might be the case.”

Until we get more answers, perhaps we can all just live happily and assume that Jaime is finally out from under Cersei’s thumb, and that there will finally be hell to pay.

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