The queen in Game of Thrones’ “The Queen’s Justice” was Cersei Lannister, who took her long-awaited revenge upon the enemy who had stung her the hardest.
Euron Fuckboi is, as it turns out, as skilled at gift-giving as he is at murdering his family members. He offered Cersei exactly what she most wanted: “Justice. Justice for your murdered daughter.” And with Ellaria Sand, the woman who killed her only daughter, and Tyene Sand, Ellaria’s only surviving daughter, in her vindictive hands, Cersei does not hurry her revenge. As another powerful woman says in a thorny, back-handed compliment, Cersei has no shortage of imagination—and art, after all, cannot be rushed.
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