Lord Varys Posted October 17, 2022 Share Posted October 17, 2022 3 minutes ago, teej6 said: I agree. Otto should have had a contingency plan if there was even a slight chance that Alicent would not join them in the coup. I mean otherwise the man comes across as a complete moron. His life’s work and ambitions all thrown away because his daughter that morning decided to fight for her friend’s rights. This is why Alicent not knowing about the coup in advance doesn’t make much sense. How was Otto going to implement this coup if Alicent disagreed with him? What would have been his contingency plan? Lock his daughter and the King’s mother in her chambers? Up until episode 8 Otto would have been very sure Alicent would go along with their plans. Keeping her out of it also makes sense, though, since she is a woman, the wife of the king, and Rhaenyra's old friend. Otto only tells his daughter what she needs to know, anyway, so it isn't surprising that he would keep this from her, too. He is the Hand, after all, the guy who actually rules. The queen just stands there and nods gravely. C.T. Phipps 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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