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Something Big Happened On "Game Of Thrones" And People Are Emotional

This show loves to mess with us. Warning: spoilers!

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OH MY GOD WHAT AN EPISODE. Ever since the beginning of Season 1 of Game of Thrones, fans have been waiting for Stark reunions, and after Sansa and Jon's last season, tonight we got ANOTHER ONE!



Needless to say, after the emotional punch that was Jon and Sansa's reunion and return to Winterfell, the expectations for Bran's homecoming were high.

Look how she runs to him. I'm crying uncontrollably

And it was certainly emotional.


BUT. There was a stark (lol) difference between the two reunions.

Namely Bran showed NO EMOTION AT ALL.

It was quite a contrast not only from Sansa's reunion with Jon, but also from Bran's happiness to be at Winterfell in the Season 6 flashback.

Bran came back sounding like Jaden Smith. #DemThrones

It was... disconcerting.

This was Bran's reaction. #GameOfThrones


Ugh Bran is like every friend you've had who studied abroad & came back all profound. #GameofThrones #GoTS7

Really kind of a letdown after the joy we were anticipating.

Sansa: Bran, it's great to see you! Emo Bran: Thousands of years ago in the understands me.... #GameOfThrones

The thing is, Bran is such a different character now – with good reason.


In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran, says his character's brain is a bit of a mess because of all the information that got downloaded to it in Season 6, way before he was ready to receive it.

So while Sansa got her brother back – she also didn't really.

Bran: "I can never be lord of anything, I'm the three eyed raven" Sansa:

"She’s lost her brother once before when he fell out of that tower, and now Bran’s back but she loses him all over again," says Hempstead-Wright. "All the Starks have changed so much. Arya is like this ninja assassin. Sansa has been held captive by these tyrannical men and had to become politically cunning herself. But Bran is now this tree-raven-magic thing.”

Of course, it didn't help matters that out of everything he could talk to Sansa about to explain his powers, he brought up one of the most painful memories of her life.

Honestly, what the fuck Bran?!

When Bran was telling Sansa about her wedding to Ramsey #GameOfThrones #GoTS7 #GoTS7e3


Stop Bran from ruining everything 2k17.

At least we have the big R+L=J reveal to look forward to, right?!

Except... Jon isn't at Winterfell now.

Bran: "I need to speak to Jon Snow." Me: *SCREAMS AND SCREAMS AND SCREAMS AND SCREAMS* #GameOfThrones #ThronesYall

Here's hoping Bran gets to talk to him SOON.

Bran: "Yes, I wish Jon were here. I need to speak with him." Me: (knowing Bran got all the tea.) #GameOfThones…


In the meantime – let's focus on the positives?

But also, yeah, goddamn Game of Thrones for breaking our hearts even when ~happy~ events occur.