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Jaime And Brienne's Reunion On "Game Of Thrones" Will Be So Intense

My shipper heart can't take this.

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Long before Tormund clapped eyes on Brienne, Game of Thrones fans were waiting for another man to declare his love for her: Jaime Lannister.

They had so much chemistry! They connected on every level! They saved each other's lives! They really truly knew and respected and LOVED each other! They were too good and too precious for this goddamn show!

Jaime and Brienne haven't seen each other since Season 4, when he gifted her new armour, a sword, and Podrick, and sent her off to search for the Stark girls and fulfill his oath to Catelyn.

Look at how crushed they were to say goodbye!

But the preview for the next episode has revealed that, after two seasons apart, THEY WILL FINALLY BE REUNITED.

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OH MY GOD.

THIS IS THE BEST.

Except it's all very complicated and there's a good chance we're actually going to get our hearts broken.

Unlike in the books, Jaime is still pretty attached to Cersei at this point, and even declares his love for her in the Episode 8 preview to someone who is likely Edmure. And Brienne straight-up tells Jaime she may have to fight him. They are on opposing sides at the moment – Brienne is in the Riverlands to retrieve the Blackfish and his Tully army for Sansa, while Jaime is there to defeat them. It would be just like Game of Thrones to bring our faves back together only to have them tear each other apart.

BUT! Things might not be as dire as they seem.

It's interesting that Brienne says "honour" is what will compel her to fight Jaime, especially when the Blackfish brought up Jaime's honour (or lack thereof) in this week's episode, after specifically mentioning his oath to Catelyn.
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It's interesting that Brienne says "honour" is what will compel her to fight Jaime, especially when the Blackfish brought up Jaime's honour (or lack thereof) in this week's episode, after specifically mentioning his oath to Catelyn.

Jaime's lost honour is a big part of his character, and his quest to gain it back has been central to his character arc (at least it was until it kinda went off the rails in Season 4).

Honour is also intrinsic to his relationship with Brienne; it is the honour he sees in her that initally attracts him, and it is the realisation that he is not a man without honour that makes her begin to love him. And when he gives her Oathkeeper, she literally becomes his oathkeeper – setting out to ensure the safety of the Stark girls so that his vow is honoured.
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Honour is also intrinsic to his relationship with Brienne; it is the honour he sees in her that initally attracts him, and it is the realisation that he is not a man without honour that makes her begin to love him. And when he gives her Oathkeeper, she literally becomes his oathkeeper – setting out to ensure the safety of the Stark girls so that his vow is honoured.

It's that vow that then led Brienne to find Sansa, pledge allegiance to her, and head to Riverrun at Sansa's request.

So they've come full circle, really. And it makes sense that Brienne's presence at Riverrun – on top of Jaime's encounter with the Blackfish – will remind him of his character arc (before the show started messing with it).

Maybe, just maybe, he'll help Brienne escape with the Blackfish.

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From the preview, it looks like they DO escape. Even if Jaime isn't involved, hopefully he and Brienne won't be fighting it out at this stage. At the very least, the whole thing seems likely to help get his plot back on track. Because with all the wildfire in Bran's visions, it's looking likelier that Cersei's madness and use of wildfire from the books (and Jaime's subsequent estrangement from her) will play out on screen. So maybe Jaime's declaration of undying love for her in next week's episode will actually be the swan song for their relationship.

Or maybe it will all go to hell, Jaime's redemption arc will regress even further, and we'll be left with nothing but the broken remains of our tattered hearts.

But who even cares right now, because a REUNION IS COMING.