Besides Shireen's burning, another shocking death in the recently concluded season 5 of HBO's "Game of Thrones" was that of Myrcella's.
Myrcella and her father Jaime had a touching moment shortly before she passed away, and according to actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, his daughter's death brought forth a lot of emotions that he didn't realise he possessed. These emotions could result in Jaime and the Crown going into war with Dorne, speculates Winter is Coming.
Also, showrunner Dan Weiss believes Myrcella's mother Cersei won't be in a mood to sit and analyse whose fault was it that caused her daughter's death. Instead, her first and foremost emotion would be revenge, and everyone from the Sand Snakes to Tyrion would be blamed for Myrcella's death.
"I don't think Cersei is going to be particularly interested in whose fault it was that this happened to her daughter—it happened in Dorne. She might be in a more bellicose frame of mind than usual when she finds out," Weiss told Entertainment Weekly.
Chances are high that she would pin the blame for Myrcella's death on Tyrion, as he was the person who sent her to Dorne.
"In her mind, Myrcella was taken away from her by Tyrion; she still blames him for Joffrey's death, and he is directly responsible for Myrcella going to Dorne. So in her worldview, both of her children's deaths are to be laid at his doorstep. This is one more thing to motivate her homicidal hatred of him," executive producer David Benoiff said.
Although it remains to be seen if Cersei has the power to declare war on Dorne, the kingdom is expected to feature heavily in the upcoming season of the television series, which is based on George RR Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of books.
The clue to this was given by Jessica Henwick, who plays Nymeria Sand, who said in an interview with Yahoo! that the events of the finale would set "the rest of the show on a very certain path. It's a big move in Game of Thrones, and the Sand Snakes are a part of it."