Originally Posted by KC_Connection
We also saw another side of Jaime that had only really been insinuated before through bits and pieces of his dialogue in the first two seasons. That was truly a great scene with him and Brienne in the bath. One of the best of this season. He may not be an honorable man in the way that Ned and Barristan Selmy were/are, but he's clearly a much more prudent one. If he didn't act how he did and break his vows the Mad King would have killed the city's entire population with wildfire. Jaime has slowly become one of my favorites on the show, he is clearly a deeper character than he first appeared.
That is still one of my favorite revelations from the entire series. The 'kingslayer' did it to save the entire city. And the scene is exceptionally well written in the books as well. I don't recall it coming quite this soon, but that's been a common occurrence as the series has gone on; I simply forgot how spread out the action becomes right around Feast (book 4); it slows the pace significantly.