Rhollo Posted July 4, 2016 Share Posted July 4, 2016 On 28.6.2016 at 6:15 PM, Survivor92 said: Lancel following the kid was a necessary plot device to introduce us to the wildfire before the explosion, to build up suspense. Another option would've been less suspense and more of an immediate shock. Like Margaery suspects something, tries to walk out and BOOM. I don't think it was necessary. Unlike the books, the show does not need a POV to establish things. That scene could have been done without Lancel. Just imagine something like this: The HS sends Lancel to get Cersei. Next: A closeup of a candle in a shaky hand while it is used to light another candle. The shot zooms out to slowly reveal more and more of the bigger picture. The candle is standing in a puddle of green liquid, the puddle is leaking out of a barrel, the candle is held by the little boy. He gets up to ignite another candle a few staps away. Oh and another one was already lit, so we see three candles/puddles/barrels now. The boy stands up, turns around and runs away through a corridor. we follow him and see that corridor lined with dozens leaking barrels. The boy goes around a few corners, steps out onto the street, takes a look around, sees Lancel leaving the sept, they exchange quick look and the boy takes off into some side street. Then we see scenes alternating a few times between Marg and the HS arguing in the Sept and Cersei overlooking the city a few times until BOOM. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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