That's the thing, the scene was amazing, though I knew as soon as Cleo (sic) was sent to the pen he was going to die, too obvious.
The problem it is that it goes against Jamie's character. And that is of course the wonderful thing about reading and art, is the perceptions of the readers and viewers can be so different as to warrant such heated and lively debate.
But it was, book Jamie was a complex character, TV Jamie is a cliche. Of course, his redemption arc will occur in the show, some will buy it some will not. Of course it is not an objective fact whether killing Cleo (sic) is out of character, but for me it is ), the fact is that Jamie's redemption if you want to call it that began not when he had his hand cut off but when he lost in the Whispering Woods and was a prisoner, it started there (as evident by the fact that he didnt kill a vulnerable Brienne), is doubt sinking into Jamie undercutting his narcissm? who knows, agains that is for hte reader to decide
But for me, Jamie killing Cleo (sic) is a game changer, I will not be able to believe the redemption that comes.
If you accept that his redemption came from him losing his hand, why does that same self doubt and self examination not occur from losing (Badly) and becoming a captive, facing death? They are both of the same ilk, proof positive that his worth (his fighting ability) is not perfect.