What Exactly Does the Rose Symbolize on Game of Thrones?

Margaery has spent season six of Game of Thrones in a cell, repenting for her sins . . . or has she? OK, she's definitely been in a cell, but the young queen proved this week that she's not just planning to roll over and worship the High Sparrow. On the most recent episode, Margaery appears to support him in front of her grandmother, but secretly she slips Olenna a piece of paper with a rose drawn on it. It's not just a pretty doodle or an homage to Beauty and the Beast; a golden rose is the sigil of House Tyrell. It symbolizes that Margaery is just putting on an act while she's a prisoner, and that she is putting her family first, or at least remembers exactly who she is. She's not buying into the High Sparrow's nonsense; she has a plan up her sleeve, after all. What it is, we'll just have to wait and see. But for now, rest assured that Margaery knows exactly what she's doing.