The Shocking (And Satisfying) 'Game Of Thrones' Reunion Everyone's Talking About
Here's the 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premiere moment that has everyone wondering what's next.
Warning: This post contains SPOILERS from Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 1.
That face you make when you unexpectedly reunite with the kid you pushed out that tower like years ago, am I right?
The Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere was full of exciting reunions and introductions. Jon and Sansa. Sansa and Daenerys. Arya and Gendry. But none was as satisfying as that of Jaime Lannister and Bran Stark. Pro tip: Be careful who you try to kill in Westeros because they might end up an omniscient being.
Way back in Season 1, Jaime pushed young Bran out of a Winterfell tower after Bran witnessed Jaime getting sexy with his sister, Cersei Lannister. Faced with the possibility that Bran would spill the beans, Jaime decided the only safe bet was to kill the child and keep the Lannister siblings' "secret." Mmkay.
But Bran's death wasn't meant to be. Despite his fall, he survived, and lived life in a wheel chair/with the help of his trusty bodyguard, Hodor (so many RIPs).
That is, until he met his true fate and took on the powers of the Three-Eyed Raven.
At the end of the 54-minute premiere, Bran asks Samwell Tarly to tell Jon Snow he's actually Aegon Targaryen — true heir to the Iron Throne and someone way more qualified for the title than his aunt girlfriend, Daenerys Targaryen. During that conversation, Bran also mentions he's camped out on the castle grounds "waiting for an old friend."
It's not immediately obvious who he's talking about, but everything becomes clear when a hooded Jaime rides in on a horse. Jaime steps down, settles the animal, and turns to look around. He locks eyes with Bran and the look on his face is priceless.
After Bran fell, he couldn't remember what caused the accident, let alone Jaime's involvement. Obviously, things changed when he became the Three-Eyed Raven and pretty much all knowledge of Westeros became available to him.
As satisfying as it would be to watch Bran unleash vengeful fury on Jaime, that's also not who the Three-Eyed Raven is. He's still a little bit Bran, but for the most part, he's above the petty feuds of humanity. After all, who needs legs when you can see everything from wherever you are? So for those expecting Jaime's sins to come back to him, they might, but probably not at Bran's hand. Instead, we wouldn't be surprised if Bran used Jaime's inside knowledge of King's Landing (and Cersei's crazy butt) to help inform Daenerys and Jon's next moves.
Some viewers theorize Bran wasn't referencing Jaime, and that the true "old friend" is still to come.
Either way, we'll find out next Sunday, April 21.