Game Of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about Jamie Lannister’s desperate dash at the end of The Spoils Of War’s climactic battle

The fourth episode of the seventh season of Game Of Thrones turned out to be one of the best episodes of all seasons. The major reason for that was that effing climactic battle between the Lannister army, headlined by Jamie Lannister and Bronn of Blackwaters, and Daenerys Targaryen, Drogon and the Dothraki army.

Towards the final moments of the episode, when Jamie Lannister catches Dany and her dragon off-guard, without thinking much, he charges towards her with a spear in his hand, as his younger brother, Tyrion Lannister, who’s standing at a distance mumbles ‘Flee, You Idiot, You F#@%ing Idiot.” He, at the last moment, is saved by Bronn (who almost got himself the tag of a Dragon Slayer a few minutes earlier) as the Dragon is about to burn him down to ashes.

This scene, according me, has turned out to be the most intriguing and interesting moment of the whole of Game Of Thrones so far. Anyway, so the actor, who plays Jamie Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, in an interview to The New York Times, talked about the much talked about scene. Also read: Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner reveals she was body-shamed when she auditioned for movies

“Yeah. Jaime’s not a complete idiot. He knows that this is a long-shot. But he also knows that there is no way that they can beat this woman. They cannot beat these dragons. The only way would be to somehow kill her, and for a brief second, he sees that opening. It’s like a Hail Mary. But this is Jaime. He sometimes acts before he thinks. And you have to, in war situations. It would be glorious. He would save his sister, even if he’s the only one who believes she needs saving. Because you also see the horror of these weapons of mass destruction, it’s so overwhelming. The truth is, Dany could do this without the Dothraki army. They’re just there to clean up the mess. So yes, you can have Qyburn’s scorpion machine, and if you had 100 scorpions, you might be able to do something. But unless they do that, it’s going to be difficult to beat. Or they’ve got to go get their own dragon eggs and build a big fire!” he said.

He was then asked about the drowning scene at the end of the episode and if he’ll survive that considering he’s wearing a heavy armour. Nikolaj said, “It seems impossible to survive that. Luckily, he’s not wearing the Kingsguard armour, which is made of brass. But oh my God, don’t get me started on the water! We had a full day of going to the bottom, and that was not nice. I got a little sick, after. You have to go down, you have to equalize the pressure, and I’m not very good at that. It was just a tough, tough day.” Also read: Game Of Thrones actor Pilou Asbæk on his character Euron Greyjoy’s manic evilness: He is a douchebag but I love the guy

He was then asked about the revelation in the third episode of the series where Queen Of Thorns revealed that she had killed King Joffrey and not Tyrion Lannister, and what does Jamie think about it? He replied, “I don’t think Jaime ever thought Tyrion did, but he didn’t know that he didn’t, if that makes sense. I don’t think he believed it. But they didn’t know who did it. And it raises a question of who can he trust?”

There are only three episodes left in the seventh season of Game Of Thrones…




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