There's simmering anger against the monarchy and the Lannisters and Tyrells are doing little to reassure their subjects. In fact, they plan to arrest the populist leader, the High Sparrow (Johnathan Pryce). As "Game of Thrones" Season 6 unfolds, the twins' decision to capture or worse, kill the religious head, might not materialise as they envisioned it. Here's why:
The High Sparrow, a recluse in the tony chambers of the sept in King's Landing, has the Tyrell siblings locked up. Although Margaery (Natalie Dormer) seems strong enough to bear the Faith Militant's torture, her brother Ser Loras (Finn Jones) doesn't.
In Season 6 episode 4, he seemed on the verge of a breakdown and even told his sister that he wouldn't be able to endure it any longer. For Loras, confession seemed like a better option.
Will the heir to House Tyrell reveal the truth about his relationship with Renly Baratheon, and several other men? One popular fan theory on reddit remains that Loras will also confess his House's part in the late King, Joffrey's death. This, according to fans, is what Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) tells Cersei in Season 6 episode 4.
If Cersei (Lena Headey) knows that the Tyrells killed her beloved first born, then her plan to make the House of Thorns war against Faith Militant is a cold, calculated and stunning move. After all, the Tyrells' attack on the religious group would invite the wrath of the good people of King's Landing.
This could lead to a battle between the civilians and the Tyrell army, and under the command of Cersei, the Lannisters will stand still and watch their two worst enemies destroy each other.
"Game of Thrones" Season 6 episode 5 airs at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, May 22, on HBO. You can stream the past episodes via HBO Now.
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