Amidst the blood, violence, wine, and drama of Monday morning’s Game of Thrones episode, ‘The Last of the Starks,’ a scene which caught the attention of many fans was a fascinating moment between Jaime, Brienne, and Tyrion.
As their bawdy drinking game marches on, soaked with wine and laughter, Jaime unveils a correct guess that Brienne of Tarth is an only child.
That’s right. The daughter of Selwyn Tarth, Lord of Tarth, the Sapphire Isle. An only child. Of course, we were immediately left asking the obvious question - how will this impact the 2018 Federal Election?
And more specifically, can Trevor Evans recover from this setback?
As the current LNP member for Brisbane, Evans had pinned his campaign hopes on Brienne having a brother, or even failing that, some sort of step-sister. But with this latest Thrones reveal, I think it’s pretty easy to say Bill Shorten’s march to the Australian White House will be straight through the electorate of Brisbane.
You fought well, Trev. Nobly, even. But in the Game of Thrones, you win or you get it wrong about Brienne and stumble to a crushing electoral defeat.*
*We know the quote is ‘you win or you die,’ but we didn’t want to threaten a sitting member of Parliament with death, particularly in the context when he is, by all accounts, a genuinely lovely bloke.