Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones was one filled with family reunions. We saw the sweet reconciliation of Jon Snow and his half-sister Sansa, the rollercoaster that was the get-together of Theon and Yara Greyjoy, as well as the far less satisfying one between Queen Margaery and Ser Loras Tyrell. Since last season, Loras and Margaery have been held captive by the Faith Militant for breaking the Laws of Gods and Men and giving false testimony, respectively.
In "Book of the Stranger," we finally saw the toll that has worn on them since being imprisoned. Despite Margaery's insistence that they keep fighting, it seems her brother may be at a breaking point. But now that the Lannisters and Tyrells have agreed to put aside their differences and take action against the High Sparrow, I have the feeling that Margaery and Loras's circumstances are about to change.
In a recent behind-the-scenes video featuring actors Natalie Dormer and Finn Jones, we can see a glimpse of what the future may hold for the Tyrell siblings.
As we can see, Margaery seems to be back in her royal garb and far cleaner than she's looked in a while. And, as Tech Insider astutely pointed out, had she been forced to face the walk of atonement — as Cersei Lannister did — her hair likely would have been cropped short.
As her luscious locks remain intact, it looks like Tommen could have succeeded in freeing his wife.
Meanwhile, Loras is still looking slightly downtrodden, but he is notably sporting a short new 'do. By the end of the episode it was clear he would rather admit to adultery with a man than live in the harsh prison conditions. Perhaps he finally succumbed to the Faith Militant and confessed his sins?
I guess we'll just have to tune in on Sunday to know for sure, but I'd love to see the Tyrells and Lannisters hone their combined force for once and shut down the High Sparrow. Maybe then we'll be able to see Cersei exact some sweet revenge for her King's Landing-long walk of shame.
Game of Thrones airs on Sunday nights on HBO.
Do you think Margaery and Loras will be freed soon?
(Source: Tech Insider)