Everyone knows that the powers that be at the back of Recreation of Thrones love to jazz issues up with some emotionally devastating deaths each and every once in a while, however this time they have got in point of fact caught the knives in our backs. In line with GoT showrunner David Benioff, King Tommen’s cherished cat, Ser Pounce, is lifeless, they usually could not even give him the honour of an onscreen loss of life.
“Cersei hated the identify ‘Ser Pounce’ such a lot she may just no longer permit him to live on,” Benioff instructed Leisure Weekly. “So she got here up along with her maximum diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce’s loss of life used to be so terrible we could not even put it at the air.”
In truth, shall we completely imagine the “Mad Queen” would do one thing like that.
For the ones GoT lovers who do not recall Ser Pounce (and disgrace on you, he is almost a knight!), the royal pussycat used to be offered within the fourth episode of season 4, in a while after Tommen is topped king. Margaery Tyrell, having a look to seduce herself a boy-king, visits Tommen’s bed room throughout the night time, the place her flirtations are interrupted by way of Ser Pounce hopping onto the mattress between them. And it’s in that specific second that the royal kitty hopped his method into our hearts.
In fact, all of it is going downhill for Tommen and Margaery after that. By means of the top of the 6th season, Cersei crowns herself queen, Margaery is going up in flames, and Tommen jumps to his loss of life in his grief. It assessments out that Cersei would not need Ser Pounce round, since he is a relentless reminder of the son whom she inadvertently killed with her diabolical machinations. Plus, cats are so a lot paintings, particularly when you find yourself coping with dragons, Night time Kings, and the like. So we unquestionably would possibly not be seeing any royal cats in the sequence’ ultimate season.
“If you are going to buy the superextended, supercharged Recreation of Thrones field set that comes out, the loss of life of Ser Pounce shall be in there,” showrunner Dan Weiss joked. “Only one complete episode dedicated to the loss of life of Ser Pounce.”
There’ll in truth be a GoT field set popping out later this yr, however it is extremely not going the cat’s grim destiny is any place on report. It seems that Ser Pounce’s actor used to be somewhat the tough one. “That cat used to be in point of fact no longer amusing to paintings with,” Benioff published. “There is a explanation why the word ‘like herding cats’ got here into lifestyles.”
“Canine most often do what you ask them to do if they are sensible and well-trained,” Weiss added. “Cats have their very own time table.”
Regardless of any difficulties with the famous person cat, no less than Dean-Charles Chapman (who performed Tommen within the sequence) believed Ser Pounce had a happier finishing. Again in 2016, the actor instructed Huffingon Publish that he was hoping his persona’s spouse did not get stuck up within the blast that killed Margaery and corporate. “I love to suppose he’d additionally transfer on together with his existence and get a female friend possibly,” Chapman mused.
What a candy Summer season kid. No less than now we all know what changed into of Ser Pounce of Space Baratheon (or would that be Lannister?), first of his identify. Now, we wait to peer how everybody else seems when GoT returns for its 8th and ultimate season on Sunday, April 14.
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