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New details of Jaime Lannister’s story in Season 5

Our intrepid eyes on the ground in Sevilla have been doing their best to get photos of filming, but the high walls and lock down of the historical building have made it harder than we feared to get anything so far. But tipster Jon Phillips did manage to get a few shots we can share with you.

Another source, though unable to get pictures, has told our brave companions at Los Siete Reinos all about a scene they saw filmed, and it involves one of the larger changes the show is making to the original books.

I mentioned yesterday which book plotline I thought Jaime might be fulfilling. The spoilery description of what he’ll actually be doing is below, plus a bit of speculation.

According to Los Siete Reinos’ source:

Jaime and Bronn discover Trystane and Myrcella kissing. They approach and Myrcella, who is surprised at seeing Jaime in Dorne, and asks her “uncle” what he’s doing there. Trystane offers his hand to Jaime (who greets him with the left). They exchanged a few words that are more heated.  

Trystane tries to draw his sword, but Bronn knocks him unconscious. Jaime to try to take Myrcella away, but a whip yanks his gold hand away. Enter the three Sand Snakes. All are engaged in a fight that ends when Areo Hotah shouts to stop.

As I mentioned yesterday, my going theory of what Jaime is doing in Dorne, is that he will ultimately fulfill the role that Balon Swann does in the books. It would make sense to send him with the Mountain’s head to offer it to Dorne as a peace offering after Oberyn’s death. It would also make sense that Cersei would entreat him to bring her Myrcella back undoing Tyrion’s sending her away, and that he would agree. (I assume he will feel guilty and responsible for releasing Tyrion, and need to make up for it.) There’s more to the Swann plot than that, which you can read at the link. Whether or not Jaime is involved with the rest, we can not be sure. The underhanded parts of Cersei’s plan could be assigned to Bronn?

Anyone else got theories as to what this scene might be leading to for Jaime? Sound off in the comments. And remember, if you’ve got any stories or pictures from Seville, let us know.

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  • One thing that will definitely be different from the Balon Swann plotline is that based on the scenes that have already been leaked involving Jaime and the Sandsnakes, Jaime and Bronn are “sneaking” into Dorne by boat and arrive on a beach secretly. They are not on a diplomatic mission with the Mountain’s skull like Swann is. The orders from Cersei appear to be, get into Dorne, snatch Myrcella and bring her back here. No diplomacy required.

    Jaime and Bronn’s secrecy is outed by the ship captain who brings them to Dorne (who has been cast for a couple episodes). In dialogue that the Sandsnakes have with Ellaria (who has returned back to Dorne after Oberyn’s death), one of them reveals that the ship captain told her about Jaime arriving which would most likely set up the scene described above where they stop him from grabbing Myrcella (who doesn’t appear to want to leave anyways because her and Tyrstane are into each other).

    There are other dialogue scenes between the Sandsnakes and both Bronn and Jaime where it appears they’re both “detained” and probably awaiting a conversation with Doran.

    Hard to say what happens from there but it stands to reason that Myrcella isn’t going to be coming back with Jaime.

  • I’d just like to point out that the Balon Swann link doesn’t work, but other than that, I agree with the idea about Jaime being Swann, to an extent.

  • I have no idea if I like this storyline or not, as a replacement for Lady Stoneheart, I don’t think I’ll like it, but as a filler because Brienne is probably going to spend the season trying to chase Sansa around the Vale, then that’s cool I guess.

    Hopefully this will lead to an arc where Jaime finally tells Myrcella he’s her father (even though out of the 3 of his children, Tommen would probably take it the best), then Ser Gerold Dayne come and take Myrcella’s ear off, after this Jaime takes her because she’s in danger and after getting back to King’s Landing and dropping her with Cersei (before the penance walk), we begin season 6 with the Lady Stoneheart storyline. Saying that no Arianne, means no Queenmaker plot, which kind screws up the whole ear-cutting thing. Also, I really want to see Arianne’s plot, it’s interesting.

  • Agree with Sophiezoe that Im not sure whether I like this development or not. It seems quite fascinating though and adds a different level of intrigue.
    Changing the mission from a diplomatic one to a surreptitious one will definitely lead to different repurcussions. Cant view it as positive but we’ll just have to wait and see. Causing further conflict with Dorne does seem rather stupid though but Im looking forward to viewing how Hotah responds to all of this.

  • We are going to have to wait and see how this plays out, and if this story deviation works on screen. Ultimately, it could work out fine, Jaime can return to KL or to Riverrun without Myrcella and continue his story , and we get to see more of Bronn, which is great in my opinion, but I’m going to be very sad if they are really cutting Arianne and Arys, I liked the Queenmaker plot and the Dorne storyline in Feast as it was

  • Jaime’s girl,

    Jaime’s girl: We are going to have to wait and see how this plays out, and if this story deviation works on screen

    My bet is that this will not be a deviation in story at all, but just a deviation in plot. Ultimately, Jaime’s story here is to try to show the world that he’s Tywin the Second In the book, Riverun is just a foil for that. If the TV series shows us that Jaime’s growing conscience prevents him from being as coldly ruthless as Tywin could be, then Jaime’s story is retained. The “how” isn’t important, only the “what.”

    Now, in Crows, the Dorne plot line is the foil for a different protagonist: but it seems that this protagonist has been cut. This is just as well: introducing new secondary characters at this point is fine, but introducing new protagonists might not be a good idea. (I’m not convinced that it worked in the book.) However, Story 4’s plot line often is an important plot line in Story 6 or 7, even if for different protagonists. I’m betting that this is the case here: the cut plot line is not going to amount to much whereas the retained one will be important later. (Indeed, we have very tangible evidence that the second statement is true!)

  • Sophizoey,

    Maybe the whole Balon Swann chasing after Gerold Dayne is taken up by Jaime instead. I get the feeling that all they’re really doing is slowing down Jaime’s story. While others are going by quickly some stories are being slowed down. Probably Jaime at the Riverlands will be in the next season.

  • Charles M: I get the feeling that all they’re really doing is slowing down Jaime’s story.

    It probably is more a case of cutting out plot lines that don’t lead anywhere. In one case, the books provide a geographic plot line that is probably going somewhere but featuring a minor and unimportant protagonist; in the other case, the books provide have a geographic plot line that probably amounts to nothing but featuring a fairly major and important protagonist.

    The pursuit of Gerold Dayne is probably a fairly unimportant detail within the important plot line: I doubt that it will be relevant on the TV series. Instead, look for the Dorne geographic plot line to now serve as a tool for Jaime’s storyline: we are going to learn the extent to which Dorne dislikes the Baratheon/Lannister Dynasty, and we are going to learn whether Jaime really is Tywin II in dealing with the Dornish. Those are the geographic plot line and the protagonist’s storyline from the books, after all.

  • Regarding Arianne being cut, and the importance of her plotline going forward in the books: She seems likely to seek and win an alliance with “Aegon,” uniting the the cause of Dorne with Aegon / Griff / Golden Compnay and against the Lannisters and Tyrells, so that seems pretty important to me. I wonder how they will work they out. Also, is there any sign of Quentin? Seems odd they would cut both of Doran’s children.

  • David,

    Arianne is hardly necessary for that. The scenario that you suggest is possible: the marriage of first cousins was not that unusual in such societies, after all. However, Arianne really won’t be necessary: the show already has given us plenty of reason to see why Dorne would throw in with the Targaryens . Moreover, Aegon is not going to become a protagonist: he is going to be a foil for Dany simply because Aegon both does and does not have a better claim to the throne: yes, he’s “deserving” by primogeniture, but Danny has earned the right by her actions. Again, we have to keep our eye on the story/stories: and they always focus on some sort of “This right/wrong” conflict. However, that means that Aegon is Danny’s foil, not an important character.

    This is, incidentally, something Martin does well: triangles!

  • Sophizoey,

    I have no idea if I like this storyline or not, as a replacement for Lady Stoneheart, I don’t think I’ll like it, but as a filler because Brienne is probably going to spend the season trying to chase Sansa around the Vale, then that’s cool I guess.
    Hopefully this will lead to an arc where Jaime finally tells Myrcella he’s her father (even though out of the 3 of his children, Tommen would probably take it the best), then Ser Gerold Dayne come and take Myrcella’s ear off, after this Jaime takes her because she’s in danger and after getting back to King’s Landing and dropping her with Cersei (before the penance walk), we begin season 6 with the Lady Stoneheart storyline. Saying that no Arianne, means no Queenmaker plot, which kind screws up the whole ear-cutting thing. Also, I really want to see Arianne’s plot, it’s interesting.

    I’d also like to add that there is a high possibility of Myrcella being back at King’s Landing by the end of season 5, because Nell Tiger Free (the new Myrcella) tweeted out she was in Dubrovnik, which we know is King’s Landing., while I heard of none of the other Dornish cast being there.

  • Wimsey,

    First, I’d like to say that I always enjoy your posts. I am usually in complete agreement with your deconstructions of the plot and its devices.

    I agree that D&D are culling the sideline stories and red herrings that are common in the books. The Darkstar storyline seems like one of these, as does the Quentin storyline. Sorry to say it, since I’d like to see it too, but I think the Lady Stoneheart story also qualifies as such.

    The only thing that makes me think they will include the Greyjoy plotline at some point is the foreshadowing of Tywin’s speech to Tommen about the “house with a strong navy that could be a threat”. Other than that, it seems to me they’d have to spend an awful lot of screen time developing the new Greyjoy characters, when it might be more expedient to them to just have Dany get her boats in Mereen.

    I have also noticed GRRM’s penchant for triangles. With the way he’s always comparing and contrasting different versions of the same events, from different points of view, it gives me the impression of a theme to his constant “triangulation.” Kind of like, there are always 3 versions of any story: This side’s, that side’s and the truth. Throughout the books we read one side’s version, then the other side’s, then we slowly learn that neither may be the whole truth.

    Just a thought…