Cersei Is Pregnant, According To This 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Script Leak
Game of Thrones is a cultural phenomenon, not just due to the crazed fandom surrounding the series, but for the production itself. The show has won Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, and various Guild awards galore throughout the last decade. The Writers Guild of America West Library puts notable screenplays for shows out for public reading, including Game of Thrones. Recently the Season 7 scripts joined the public display, for fans to pore over. The latest discovery: Cersei is pregnant according to Game of Thrones Season 7 scripts' stage directions.
It should be noted this is not a technical leak of someone putting things up on Reddit they shouldn't. The WGA has been putting scripts from Game of Thrones on display regularly, due to the show's popularity. It's just usually by the time the library puts out the ones from last season, the next season has already aired.
But with Game of Thrones Season 8 delayed until April of 2019, the Season 7 scripts have gone on display with spoilers still to be answered left over from 2017. The biggest question being Cersei's pregnancy, and if it was all a ruse to trick Jaime into staying with her or not.
But the stage directions and character inner thoughts make the authors' intent clear. Cersei is pregnant.
According to Vanity Fair, who sat down with the scripts the stage direction when she makes the announcement is as follows:
She nods, it’s true. [. . .] Her happiness is contagious. They get another chance at family. This time with no one standing in their way.
And when she and Tyrion sit down in her office to make a deal, the directions once again confirm she's telling the truth.
Tyrion sees what he sees and knows what it means. He can hardly believe it, but knows it to be true. [. . .] She stays silent for too long, long enough to tell him that he’s right. And once she knows he knows, she can think of nothing else to say.
Speaking of Tyrion, there's bad news for those of us holding out hope there isn't a Tyrion-Dany-Jon love triangle brewing. In the fourth episode, when Jaime charges Dany and her dragon, the stage direction for Tyrion reads:
...the brother he loves races towards his probable death at the hands of the queen Tyrion also loves.
But at least Tyrion has his head screwed on straight o how dangerous a ruler Dany could prove to be. When she has her dragons take out the Tarlys, Tyrion's inner monologue reads:
Their last, best hope is also her father’s daughter.
But perhaps the most exciting bit of script is from the final episode of Season 7 when Cersei and Dany finally meet. Back in Season 5, Cersei believed the prophecy of Maggie the Frog of a younger, more beautiful Queen who would come usurp her power meant Margaery.
Note the wording:
Cersei stares at her enemy, this baby-faced usurper who’s come to take what’s hers.
Prophecies never play out the way one expects them to. Game of Thrones Season 8 arrives in April of 2019.