The Reason Behind That Surprising Game Of Thrones Cersei Moment

Bill Bradley

As Cersei says in the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere, “You want a queen? Earn her”. Or, you can probably just give it another minute or two.

Perhaps the most confusing moment of the episode occurs when Euron Greyjoy finally brings the Golden Company, an army of mercenaries, to Queen Cersei Lannister. In exchange for the army, Euron wants to sleep with Cersei, and even possibly marry her.

Initially, she denies him and turns away, though Euron protests, “I’ve given her justice, an army and the Iron Fleet. Yet she gives me no sign of affection. My heart is nearly broken.”

Cersei, who is also angry that the Golden Company didn’t bring its elephants ― she really wanted those elephants ― calls him “insolent,” but, after refusing his offer moments earlier, takes him to her chambers anyway.