friends, canoers, shipmates, lend me your ears,
besides all the super ham-fisted foreshadowing about cersei’s descent into ~*~*~madness~*~*~ and jaime abandoning her to run off with brienne
besides the fact that they are clearly stretching shit out so that when the above happens it’ll be the most!!! dramatic!!! it can be
the primary reason you shouldn’t have a panic about jaime and cersei’s final break not coming when it logically should have and the exact literal opposite of the canonical scene occurring instead is this:
going, “they didn’t break up when they were supposed to, so how will the narrative provide the opportunity for them to break up now?!” assumes that the break-up will happen on the show for some rational reason other than it has to
the show has at this point repeatedly made things diverge or even be the exact opposite of the books in ways that make one question how in the world the book resolution will happen……
……and then, the book resolution just happened anyway.
"So, if show!Shae legitimately loves Tyrion and Sansa and was sent away by Tyrion in an effort to protect her, how in the world is she going to end up lying on Tyrion at his trial and shacking up with Tywin?!?!"
A: She just does! Bcs she’s mad or smth! Bitches be cray, u kno.
"If Jaime and Brienne are back in King’s Landing weeks and weeks before the Purple Wedding why in the world wouldn’t they come up with some way to rescue Sansa or at least install Brienne as her protector in a direct manner that could possibly shield her from some of the shit that happens?"
A: Eh. They prefer hanging out and watching her sit around in the distance and make literally no move whatsoever to help or even approach her in any way until it’s time for Brienne to set off looking for her after she’s long gone as per the books.
"Okay but if Jaime and Tyrion part on the best of terms and Tyrion has no fresh betrayal to be the final straw and no hanging thread to confront Tywin about, why in the world would he go to find Tywin and end up killing him and Shae??"
A: Idk, He just wanders into the Tower of the Hand bcs reasons.
"Wait, if Arya and The Hound actually make it to the Vale and legit ANNOUNCE that she is Arya Stark! At the Vale! How in the world will she not immediately be taken into custody and put in Sansa’s orbit???"
A: Vale guards don’t give a fuck.
"All right but if Brienne actually freaking meets Arya and she’s RIGHT THERE, how in the world will she end up totally empty-handed with no Stark girls and no idea where any Stark girls might be??"
A: Well, Pod is so incompetent that he can’t keep eyes on one girl in the middle of an abandoned fucking landscape! And Arya teleports to Maidenpool to avoid immediately meeting them again in the general area of the Vale!
I could go on.