Game of Thrones” season 7 finale was memorable for many reasons. It was revealed that Jon Snow is the legitimate child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. This makes him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, Snow and Daenerys Targaryen – unaware of their biological relationship – were seen indulging in the act of love. The Night King with his Army of Dead was seen completely destroying the 700-year-old Wall and heading towards Winterfell. Lastly, Cersei Lannister’s plans to betray Jon and Dany were revealed. Jaime – who is usually a part of Cersei’s plans – was seen (for the first time) backing away from this.

He was seen showing enough courage to walk away, despite the fact that Cersei threatens to get him killed by the hands of the Mountain.

Jaime and Cersei's relationship

According to an online publication, fans of “Game of Thrones” have long waited for this moment. They have always wondered how long it will take for Jaime Lannister to realize his sister’s extent of evil. Jaime Lannister is a character of high morals. This makes him the complete opposite to his sister-turned-lover, Cersei Lannister (played by Lena Headey). After the last scene, the viewers were led to believe that Jaime might be on his way to join the army in the North against the fight with the Night King.

Coster-Waldau's take

In an interview with Esquire, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) opens up about his feelings regarding the whole scenario.

He admitted to being happy about the fact that Jaime was finally able to see what everyone else saw – Cersei as being truly evil. The star went on to suggest that Jaime is the sensible kind. He likes to fight a reasonable battle, where he has the chance of being victorious. But the case of Daenerys Targaryen is different. Firstly, Jaime knows that they don’t stand a chance against her army – given that she is protected by three giant creatures (now two).

Secondly, he has seen what the Mad King is capable of. According to Nikolaj, Daenerys is also on her way to becoming just like her father. He knows that he doesn’t want to mess with her.

Another reason why he fears betraying Jon and Dany is that he has now witnessed that White Walkers truly exist. He understands the gravity of danger that they will have to face.

Additionally, his brother (who he trusts a lot) – Tyrion Lannister, is persuading him to join them as well. All of these reasons have led Jaime to believe that fighting against the Dead Army would be the right thing to do.