My thoughts on why Tyrion is muted
I’ve been thinking about why Tyrion is not the same character we’ve come to know and love from seasons 1-3, even 4. My theory is that this is about the time that GRRM stopped writing / the show runners started to write his story. Granted, GRRM does write about Tyrion’s journey to Essos and his trip with Jorah to Meereen; however, it is reasonable to see why he is not “peak Tyrion” at that point. He’s been traveling in a box for months with no air, and drinking himself silly after killing his father. All that being said, I would think that he would have gotten back to playing the game much better since he’s been appointed as Hand of the Queen. Both season 7 and early 8 Tyrion is entirely too muted for me. As Sansa points out, it is almost laughable that Tyrion believes Cersei about helping without much second thought of her double crossing them. She blew up the Sept of Baelor for crying out loud! He should put nothing past her. And I’m not buying that they struck some secret deal back in King’s Landing. Nope not buying it. Anyway, I really hope they bring his character back to true form in these last few episodes.