5. Will there be penalties for Ser Criston Cole?
Ser Criston confirmed his true colours in episode 5, and so they weren’t fairly. After Rhaenyra turned down his supply to run away collectively—he could be scorching, however he’s not give-up-a-chance-to-be-queen scorching—he spent many of the remainder of the episode brooding like an emo teenager. We might have felt sorry for him if he hadn’t turned that interior rage outward and brought his frustration out on poor Ser Joffrey Lonmouth.
However as brutal as that beating was, it’s not what might get him fired from the Kingsguard. Each knight who takes on the white cloak should swear an oath just like the Night time’s Watch, that they’ll maintain no lands, take no spouse, father no youngsters. The penalty for breaking that vow, as Ser Criston identified to Alicent, is gelding and banishment. To him, being put to dying can be preferable. Ser Joffrey didn’t imply to besmirch Ser Criston’s honor, he merely urged they give the impression of being out for one another as unofficial royal facet items. However now he thinks the phrase is out, and it’s extra possible he’ll meet a type of two fates. So off he storms to the Godswood to take issues into his personal arms, till Alicent exhibits up and stops him. It’s important that it was Alicent, and never Rhaenyra, who went after him. Looks like she’s as completed with him as he’s together with her. And Alicent might have discovered one other beneficial ally for her facet if he sticks round.