SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers from Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones, entitled Stormborn. Proceed at your own risk.
In the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones, Euron Greyjoy promised that he would not return to King’s Landing unless he was bore a “priceless gift” to Cersei Lannister. But he didn’t specify what that gift might be, and thus speculation ran rampant on the internet as people tried to guess what it was. Rumors abounded that the gift could be all manner of things. Some of which included:
Robert Baratheon‘s bastard son, Gendry
This seemed unlikely since, as a bastard, Gendry has no legitimate claim to the throne and thus poses no real threat to Cersei Lannister.
One of Daenerys’ dragons
Euron may seem like a badass, but he probably isn’t “capture-a-full-grown-dragon-badass.”
Cersei’s own brother, Tyrion
As Tyrion — Daenerys’ Hand — is now in Dragonstone protected by an army of Unsullied and Dothraki warriors as well as three dragons, Tyrion might be the safest person in Westeros at the moment. So this was never a real option.
So What Was The Gift?
Why Would Cersei Want Ellaria Sand?
Euron, knowing Cersei’s reputation for violence against those who have wronged her, most likely believes that she would want revenge on Ellaria for killing her daughter, Myrcella
When Jaime Lannister went to Dorne to take his daughter/niece Myrcella back to King’s Landing, Ellaria sent her off with a kiss. Unbeknownst to Myrcella, Ellaria had coated her lips with poison. While on the boat back home, just after Jaime revealed to her the truth about her parentage, Myrcella began to bleed from the nose and died in Jaime’s arms.
Whether Cersei will indeed find this gift to be “priceless” or even worth anything at all remains to be seen. If we can learn anything from the vague description HBO provided for next week’s episode in which its stated “Cersei returns a gift,” the answer to that question might very well be “probably not.”
What do you think of Euron’s gift? Do you think Cersei will be persuaded to accept his marriage proposal? Join the discussion over at Game of Thrones wiki!