Some of the most exciting reunions we’ll likely see in season 8 of Game of Thrones are the ones that have so much history behind them. The reunion between Jaime Lannister and Brandon Stark (or The Three-Eyed Raven, as he refers to himself now) will be an intense one. It may not happen. But the fact that we know Bran is at Winterfell and Jaime is riding there seems to suggest the two will meet again.
So Many Effects
The reason this reunion is so interesting is because the last time these two saw each other, one mercilessly tossed the other out a window. This event set the bulk of the plot spanning the first three seasons in motion. Jaime’s attempted murder of Bran led to a cutthroat being sent to murder him, which led Catelyn Stark to seek answers about the dagger, which led Littlefinger to point her toward Tyrion Lannister, which led to Catelyn capturing Tyrion, which led to Jaime attacking Ned Stark in King’s Landing.
Phew! Did you get all that? I could go on, but you get the gist. The ramifications also include Bran’s quest to find The Three-Eyed Raven, though it’s unclear whether he was destined to become the Raven regardless of losing the use of his legs.
Both Jaime and Bran have undergone massive changes as characters. There is no doubt in my mind, that Jaime now regrets what he’s done. I’m fairly certain he’s going to be pretty nervous facing Bran again. And Bran now knows the truth of what happened to him because he’s bound to have seen it. But does the fact that he’s The Three-Eyed Raven change everything?
Is Bran Really Bran?
In Episode 4 of Season 7 when Meera comes to say goodbye to Bran, he says,
“I’m not really [Bran], not anymore. I remember what it felt like to be Brandon Stark, but I remember so much else now.”
Does that mean he’ll see Jaime’s attack with detachment and not respond to it at all? I think that’s likely as well.
Regardless of what might happen, I’m on the edge of my seat to see how this one plays out.
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