Quote:I mean, sure, Cersei clearly does not understand how war with a faction that only increases in strength after battles that they win goes, but Jaime did grasp the severity of the situation, so it's only logical to think he would defy her. She might not send Crown forces to join the fight, but is he or is he not the official leader of the Lannisters? Their family troops should follow his orders first and foremost, dammit !
The moment Jaime betrays Cersei in that way, she'd have Mountainstein on him (as she almost did anyway) and he'd be dead so he couldn't rally the troops anyway.
Putting aside the fact that I personally am not that sure that she has it in her to kill him, shouldn't there be major Lannister forces at Casterly Rock or someplace else outside Landing? Even if her spies eventually informed her, Jaime and his men would be long gone, since they'd need to get going right away to make it in time. Even if he were close enough, from the moment he gets them to agree, he's basically the commander of a force that opposes Cersei's wishes, so not like she could have the Mountain just go in there unchallenged and kill him.
Moreover, what do you think would happen if he did actually convince people of the danger and then got assassinated? The officers on his side would have double incentive to mutiny and march north then, as both Cersei's wrath and the future of mankind should the North... em, go south... would be on their minds. Plus, if Jaime dies, shouldn't they have the excuse that the Lannister at Winterfell is technically their next commander
Drax the Legend, Captain of the Fist, The Starwalker, The Jade Slayer