Season 1, Episode 1: Winter is Coming
Jamie pushes a 10-year old out of a window after getting caught having sex with his sister.
I mean, the synopsis above says it all, doesn’t it?
Our first impression of the exquisitely-coiffed Jaime Lannister came abruptly at the end of the very first episode. What could have been an indicator of a supreme villain for the story, upon reflection, reveals a character whose motivations are much more complex than one-dimensional villainy. When he says “The things we do for love” before shoving Bran out of the window, he isn’t being cute. We would later find out that he’s very much in love with Cersei (*shudder*) despite her near constant bitchiness. The fact that he can look beyond that…. Well, that’s love, folks. And he’s even willing to [attempt to] kill for her which speaks to what a slave he is to her, even in the face of her nearly constant, evil machinations.
Had Bran not survived, Jaime probably would have been renamed The Childslayer. Doesn’t have the same ring to it.