"Game of Thrones" season 5 is coming to an end with the episode titled "Mother's Mercy," and the highlight of the finale is expected to be Cersei's Walk of Penance or Walk of Shame.
As fans of George R R Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of books already know, the said scene will see Cersei stripped naked and walk the streets of King's Landing as a rowdy crowd insults her fading beauty and visible signs of age on her body.
Although Cersei will attempt to ignore all the insults and walk with her head held high, she fails to block out the barbs thrown at her. She will begin to hallucinate and finally loses it when she recalls Maggy the Frog's prophecy of a younger and beautiful queen causing her downfall.
The finale is also expected to address the fate of Margaery, who was locked up for lying to Faith about her brother Loras. As fans of "Game of Thrones" already know, Loras is on trial for buggery, fornication and blasphemy, and his fate is yet unknown.
Actor Finn Jones, who plays Loras, opened about what he wants his character's future to be, and said that he would like Loras to be disfigured.
"Would he go through a trial by combat? Would he get shipped off to the Wall? Would he die in a cell? Even if Loras is imprisoned, I would like to see him get disfigured by the Sparrows, the same way he gets disfigured at Dragonstone with the boiling oil," he told Vulture.
"I think that would be really interesting, because the only thing he has left are his looks and his ostentatiousness. And that's been stripped from him. Keep him alive, but keep him disfigured. That would be really awesome to play, to really fuck him up, because he's been pushed and pushed and pushed, and he's about to snap. And that would let the knight that he truly is become unleashed," he added.
As for what's in store for Cersei, she has chosen a trial of combat, and fans will get their first glimpse of Robert Strong. Before she goes on her walk of shame, Cersei would have instructed Qyburn to replace the empty spot on the Kingsguard with one that would be her champion in a trial by combat, and Ser Robert Strong will fill that capacity.
"Game of Thrones" season 5 finale will air next Sunday on HBO.