There has been a lot of discussion across the web (and the WiC comment section) about the changes made to Jaime and Cersei’s scene in last night’s episode, when compared to the original writings of George R.R. Martin. Today, in the comment section of his blog, Martin directly answered a fan’s concern about those changes. GRRM: “I think the “butterfly effect” that I have spoken of so often was at work here. In the novels, Jaime is not…
"You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood."
- Junot Diaz