Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight.
Game of Thrones is back, and with it comes a new slew of new fan theories. A major one that emerged after last night’s season premiere is that Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) isn’t actually pregnant—or if she once was, she isn’t anymore.
Remember, in season seven Cersei told her brother, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), that she’s pregnant with their fourth child. But even at the time many questioned if she was telling the truth, or just using a possible baby as a way to keep Jaime firmly under her thumb. The Lannisters’ other brother, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), also deduced that Cersei was pregnant after she refrained from her beloved wine at the end of season seven.
But a moment in the season eight premiere has fans thinking the queen is either no longer pregnant or never was to begin with. Cersei sleeps with Euron Greyjoy after he agrees to pledge his loyalty and military troops to her. After the encounter, he says, “I’m going to put a prince in your belly.” She has a mysteriously wistful expression on her face as he leaves the room—and a glass of red wine in her hand, which she drinks.
Fans quickly took notice.
Of course, Cersei could just be drinking through her pregnancy (and the moment with Tyrion last season was an anomaly). Another possibility is that she lost the baby at some point and is trying to get pregnant again as quickly as possible. Or maybe she was never pregnant and is trying to produce another heir with Euron. With Cersei, anything can happen.
Only time till tell, but whatever happens, it certainly seems that Cersei has the upper-hand on all the men in her orbit.
Game of Thrones airs Sunday nights at 9 P.M. ET on HBO.