Season 6, Episode 8: No One
Jaime makes a deal with Brienne to let the Tullys go.
Realizing that they had made Game of Thrones fans wait over a season to reunite our favorite platonic couple since Bronn and Tyrion, the writers finally give us a Jaime and Brienne reunion in Riverrun.
Jaime is initially there to take back Riverrun from the Blackfish who managed to escape death at the Red Wedding only because he had to pee. However, Jaime has been unable to get The Blackfish to surrender because the Blackfish has enough provisions to watch Jaime not get into Riverrun for months. Brienne arrives to try to get The Blackfish to bring his men to Sansa and Jon’s aid with the impending battle against the Boltons. You can see that neither one wants to hurt the goals of the other, but here we are. Brienne asks that Jaime let her talk to The Blackfish, and should she succeed in getting him to join Sansa’s forces, Jaime would let them all go unharmed. Brienne gets men, Jaime gets Riverrun. Everybody wins.
Or not. Brienne is unable to convince The Blackfish to leave Riverrun, so Jaime uses Edmure to gain entry into the castle, Edmure commands the men to let Jaime in, and Jaime takes back Riverrun by force. While the castle is under seige, Brienne and Pod make an escape by boat. As Jaime looks on from above, he and Brienne lock eyes, and tenderly wave goodbye to each other. Hanky time.
In Season 7, I can only hope that the writers give us better closure to one of our favorite Game of Thrones duos. And I pray to the seven gods that they’re both alive when they reunite.
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