The action-packed 8th episode of Game of Thrones season 6 gave us a lot to talk about. One of the awaited scenes of this season was Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister meeting again. Our wish was granted, though the circumstances were quite saddening, with both knights being on opposing ends. We saw Brienne and Jaime engage in a conversation that left many of us heartbroken, and later on, when the Blackfish was killed and Riverrun was taken by the Lannisters and Freys, we saw them bidding goodbye to each other. As teary-eyed this reunion of Jaime and Brienne made us, the actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie who play Jaime and Brienne respectively, also talked about what that scene meant for both their characters.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, both the stars spoke about it, and Nikolaj said, “It’s a great scene. These characters are so much about holding their cards so close to their chest and they don’t want to reveal how they’re feeling. But we know there’s history between them, that this is more than two knights meeting. But they would never acknowledge that.”
Gwendoline Christie then spoke about how Brienne felt during her reunion with Jaime, and how dedicated she was of her oath to Catelyn Stark. “I was excited, It was really fun to be with Nikolaj again, and I thought the way of which their reunion happens is not really expected,” she says. “I just loved that it was so formal, because within the confines of such formality, and having to negotiate with each other, there are so many other stories begging to be told in those moments. There’s a slow process of creeping familiarity among two people who haven’t been together for a long time; it was allowed to build. And I love that Brienne asserts her intelligence and her newfound mind of strategy and negotiates with Jaime and gets the outcome she wants – he allows her safe passage to go in and negotiate. It wasn’t cliched in any way. You continue to see the strength of Brienne. She is so dedicated to the moral good she does everything she can to uphold her oath to Catelyn Stark,” she said.
Fans also wanted to know if Brienne and Jaime would ever talk about anything other than their subjective oaths and duties as knights, and to that Nikolaj answered, “[Bronn] tells us what the audience suspects. It’s a great way to get all that stuff into the audience’s head before the scene because then there’s this added subtext. Jaime is always about Cersei and what he can do to help her and how to achieve whatever she wants. And for Brienne, it’s the same – she has an oath to Catelyn Stark. She’s extremely strong willed and has her honor and has to do the right thing always. Sometimes, with both of them, you just want go, ‘For godssake, let it go for a one second. What about what you want?’ They never listen to themselves. And what I love about the end of this scene is there’s some heartbreak. Because, once again, they were close. But are they ever gonna be able to talk about something other than someone else’s agenda?”
It seems we won’t see much of Brienne and Jaime together in this season again, since the next two episodes seem only to be entirely focused on battles. But let’s hope that heartbreaking moment will never be forgotten by either of the knights.
It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all
About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.
Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.
In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.
And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.
“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”
She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.
“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.
Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale
Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!
Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:
— noel (@tonyysteve) May 20, 2019
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— Chase (@ChaseOzzy) May 20, 2019
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— Shreyan Shetty (@ShettyShreyan) May 20, 2019
— Temi (@tehreem_tariq13) May 20, 2019
— Justin (@JDab113) May 20, 2019
me: wow this is riddled with easily resolved plot holes and strange narrative inconsistencie—
*Jon reunites with Ghost*
me: good episode imo
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) May 20, 2019
Jon Snow and Ghost reunited:
My Emotions: pic.twitter.com/mkSGerCdqj
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) May 20, 2019
How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!
Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream
Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.
This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).
“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.
She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.
Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.
Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!
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