Game of Thrones season 8 premiere recap told only in Twitter reactions
One of the most anticipated meet-ups of the final season is already in motion in the final scene of the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere.
A hooded figure rides into Winterfell. He pulls back his hood — it’s Jaime Lannister. He turns, looks around and lo, who is waiting for him, with whom does he lock eyes? None other than Bran “Three-Eyed Raven” Stark. Eight seasons after Jaime pushed Bran out of a window and considerable character development later, the two are finally face-to-face once again.
Of course, because this is Game of Thrones, that’s all we get for now. Not a word was exchanged before the fade to black. The ultimate tease. Is it too much to hope episode 2 picks up exactly where we left off? Probably. But we can dream.
What would happen when Bran and Jaime’s paths converged again was one of the major questions going into season 8. Will Jaime apologize? Will Bran hold a grudge? He’s super emotionless now, but it’s hard to tell whether that makes him more or less likely to be awful to the not-so-newly humane Jaime. Maybe Bran will just give him a head nod and say, s’all good. That fateful tower fall is what set him on his path to three-eyed-ravendom anyways.
Brief as their interaction was, the cliffhanger was definitely one of the more socially awkward episode ends in the series’ run. Though, there’s a case to be made nothing will ever be more socially awkward than a child catching two grown adult siblings in flagrante and then the man pushing the child out a window. Still, that feels better categorized as “horrifying” than socially awkward.
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