[Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion in E09: The Dance of Dragons Posted June 9, 2015 A lot of people do have a problem with the scene. Doran is sending his only heir to the place where both his sister and brother got killed and trusting only the word of the guy who horned his King and killed the other one. Sending Trystane along with Myrcella will give KL back the one important hostage they had and now they won a new one. Look how that end up for Sansa Stark :dunno: If next season, somehow, Dany joins Dorne, they will be neutralized by the fact KL can kill him at any moment. It's a very stupid move specially considering when Arianne asks his father to send her, Doran tells her "no, you're my heir and the future of Dorne. I cannot". He sends her to a very different mission.The show spent several episodes establishing that Doran was smarter than the average bear and used silent cunning to develop plans over long periods of time. You think he just went "DUY DUY" and let Trystane go for no reason? #1 Trystane serving on Small Council gives him experience and an inside track. #2 Trystane will need guards so they will be the Sand Snakes who have had to swear allegiance to Doran. They go to KL and can do stealthy ninja shit at night. #3 If anyone dares harm Trystane or make threats Doran will more than likely go to war. Trystane might die, but hey, who cares if Doran can claim the Iron Throne when they sack KL....poor...impoverished....undermanned King's Landing.