Your brother was not a wise king. Your brother was not a good king. If he had been, perhaps he’d still be alive.
This scene is terrifying. Charles Dance is seriously slayin’ it as Tywin Lannister. What we have here is a brother, a mother and a grandfather all standing round the body of a lost loved one. Cersei is clearly broken about the death of her first born and is finding some comfort in her remaining son being there. Then Tywin saunters in without battering an eyelid about his dead grandson, and fails to comfort his mourning daughter. He has no words of condolence, no sorrow. He doesn’t acknowledge anyone except Tommen. Tommen is his legacy. He doesn’t acknowledge the past because he cares about the future. He knows that Tommen is young and malleable, so he tells him how to be a good king and takes him away. Cersei having lost one son already, now has the other taken from her as well. THIS IS SO POWERFUL.
Charles Dance does this incredible thing of managing to change his tone when talking to children, but still maintaining his sternness. Lena Headey’s expressions tell the story of true heartbreak. A+ acting from all.