Lord Varys Posted May 9, 2015 Author Share Posted May 9, 2015 TV Cersei doesn't have a seat on the council. She is there in an informal capacity 'representing the king' (who for some reason isn't there). 'You are a woman. Get out!' should do the trick of expelling her in the world the show is depicting. That this doesn't happen shows how inconsistent their 'concept' is. The more you think about it the lesser sense it makes, really. Why isn't Margaery pushing Tommen into giving her Cersei's place on the council? Why is Margaery content with the obviously empty and powerless position of being queen (hello there, imprisoned brother of the queen!) and not trying to get Tommen to stand up to his mother or replace Cersei in a meaningful capacity? If Tommen is a man grown in the show then Cersei would indeed wield no official power and could indeed be cut off power in a heartbeat. All it needed would be a word of the king. Or he would not have to say something - actually attending his own council's sessions would be enough. There would be no need for Cersei to be there if Tommen was there in the setting of the show, no? The idea that Tommen could resist Margaery after one (or another) round of Anne Boleyn sex seems rather unlikely. Yet she apparently doesn't want to rule or wield power herself. It makes no sense. I'm also not understanding what purpose Olenna could have now. What is she going to do - plot against/negotiate with Cersei and the High Septon? Yeah, that's going to work! The Tyrells are a joke in this series because women can't have any real power and all power the Tyrells have is in the hands of their women. Loras, the only male Tyrell (there is no Mace), was effectively a moron and an idiot since season 3. All he did was having sex and giving away secrets he should (and would) have kept if he had a brain. But we are supposed to be believe this guy is the heir to Highgarden (and presumably trained to rule). How convincing is that? An old woman soon to die is the brains of House Tyrell, her granddaughter is the queen not in charge of her house, and her son and only grandson are morons who would forgive to breathe if she would not tell them how to do it. In both the worlds of the show and the books Mace and Loras Tyrell would not survive a day after Olenna's death. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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