The Quantum Leap Journal #9; 5/12/14
05/14/2014 § Leave a comment
Did Someone Mention the Game of Thrones? I considered saying something really nasty to Auntie to get her to stop writing to me. Funny thing, Tyrion did something like that to his mistress Shea in a recent The Game of Thrones, calling her a whore so as to get her to leave the city before she got caught by the Kingsguard. This just came back to bite him in the ass this past episode. Shea is very different than the Shea in the book, who is a naive dim-witted teenager. In the book she just beds Tyrion for his wealth, but on the show she genuinely loves him. So I wondered how things would play out when he goes on trial for allegedly killing his nephew, King Joffrey. Would she betray him on the show as she betrayed him in the book? Why would she, if she genuinely loves him in the show? But dramatically, the scene in the book where Shea testifies against Tyrion is just too delicious to skip over. How would they pull it off on the show with a more genuine Shea?
By making her a real emotional idiot! Shea, what is there about, “you are endangering your life and Tyrion’s life by being here in King’s Landing” that you don’t understand? Tyrion warned her to leave several times, especially after Cercei imprisoned his earlier prostitute Roz thinking she was Shea. Varys even tried to send her away with a bag of diamonds. And she still didn”t get it! Really, there was no time when she ever had the sense to do the right thing. Tyrion was doomed the moment he met her! In the end, he had to openly insult her to get her to listen. And when she finally got caught, she was so caught up in her own rage that she didn’t even care to notice that she was sending him off to the Black Cells for execution.
Spoiler alert: for those who think it was out of character for Shea to betray Tyrion like that, the reveal is delicious!