Hii. I just found your blog today. I love your drawings :)) Is there any way you would draw Jaime and Brienne at the altar on their wedding day plse and having their first kiss as man and wife? I just would love to see our idea of their happy ever after. Thank youu xx
D&D: …and then Jaime’s and Cersei’s lips meet in one last, long, sweet kiss that reminds the viewers what really turns them on about our show–
Nikolaj: over my dead body. sorry, Lena, nothing personal.
Lena: no worries, mate. i’d rather Cersei strangle herself at this point anyway.
D&D: well, can you at least tell her you love her to remind the viewers of the one story of true love in all of Westeros and probably universe?
Nikolaj: let me make one thing clear to you. yes, Jaime came back for his sister. she’s his fucking sister pregnant with his fucking baby and he’s a fucking moron and also you made him. BUT I LOVE BRIENNE
I don’t think Jaime is going South to save Cercei.
Jaime and Brienne have this emotional scene where they all but declare their love for each other, Jaime continues to block Tormund from getting anywhere near Brienne, and Jaime is clearly staying in the North for her.
Jaime hears about what is about to go down, and how hundred of thousands of innocent people are going to die, something that he has killed a king for before.
I don’t think he is going South to save Cercei. I think he’s going South to finally end it all.
This might be D*ny, this might be Cercei. But I think Jaime is going South go kill a Queen.
Sansa. Choosing to talk to Dany with respect, and respecting that she loves her brother while still, amusingly enough, seeming protective of Jon, and Dany admitting that the reason she is helping them is because she loves him. This gets extra interesting when you consider what Sansa said before Jon even when to meet Dany for the first time: she reminded him, along with all the Northern Lords, about what Dany’s father had done to their uncle and grandfather in burning them alive. The dead in the past enabled Sansa to judge Dany by her father’s deeds. But for her family, Sansa puts that aside. For Jon, her brother even if not in blood, as well as for the survival of Winterfell, she puts that aside. It’s the wise decision and one that paradoxically stands as both the opposite of the choice she made as a child in season 1, when she went running to Cersei and spilled Ned’s plans because she didn’t want to leave Joffrey, and the same, but wiser: she chooses real love that she knows, the brother who fought for her, not a dream of a brother who treated her and her family like shit.
Theon. Literally all I have to say about Theon is that he better fucking stay alive. But he came back to fight for the family he loves, who love him despite the horrific things he did. He’s a parallel to Jaime here in this, and he is truly forgiven. So imo his arc is over, but other characters whose arcs are largely over I expect to live (Sansa) so I’m gonna hold out hope and light a candle for Theon. It definitely looks like he’s going to die saving Bran, the boy he lied about killing, though.
Tyrion. Dany is understandably upset with him, but Jorah gives good advice about forgiveness which he knows personally. Jorah betrayed Dany once, but he’s still the person she trusts most besides Jon. The talk of pregnancy with Jaime though is also interesting. Obviously, Cersei is either going to lose the baby or die with the baby–no chance it’s born–but Tyrion loved Cersei’s kids. As last season established, he will not want his siblings to die even if they fight on the wrong side, likely because he still drags around guilt from killing his father–which he did because of the love he had for Shae (in the show, and his wife in the books). Would he intervene if Cersei is about to die, for the sake of her unborn child?
Theon: Okay I have a lot more to say about him. Sansa’s not just forgiven him; she clearly loves him, though the nature of that love isn’t textually clear as of the last scene they were in (before I’d have said they were brother/sister, now I’m not sure). And him directly seeking to atone for his wrong by protecting Bran is beautiful.
Sam: His speech at the table was interesting, because he was pointing out how the past has shaped them all, which it has. Yet as we see, people are also moving past the past, not being chained by it, via forgiving and making bridges and extending olive branches. So the show appears to be striking a sort of nuance here.
Bran and Jaime: It’s not really forgiveness here, but Bran also kind of is to an extent. I do think it is concerning is that Bran doesn’t mention “after” for Jaime, because–well. Jaime’s likelihood of surviving imo isn’t high. As I watched, though, I noticed that Missandei, Grey Worm, Sam and Gilly, Jon and Dany, Sansa, Arya–they’ve all talked about after.
Jorah: He was banished from the North, and now Lyanna wished him luck, indicating that she’s forgiven the past in the quest to live. Howver her words are like… “I’ll talk to you later” is the biggest death flag in fiction and I’m scared. And as he reminded Dany, she forgave him for far worse than Tyrion’s foolishness–she truly did. Jorah reminds Dany of the softness she does have in her heart, even if she is too quick to violence a lot. He, along with Jon, brings out the best in Dany. He encourages her to build bridges and not tear them down.
Ships(?) Canon Romances
So now let’s talk about the romantic plotlines set up this season.
Missandei and Grey Worm and Sam and Gilly: they continue to parallel each other. Missandei’s conversation broke my heart. She and Grey Worm are there only because they love Dany. But notice how they’ve dropped hints of someone running away once it’s over in both episodes so far–I suspect it’s foreshadowing for more than just Missandei and Grey Worm.
Sansa and Theon: I mean… this was my crack ship but they were shown in a montage with the other definitively romantic couples–Gilly and Sam, Arya and Gendry, Brienne and Jaime, Dany and Jon. I don’t expect something more than that but LET ME DREAM.
Brienne & Jaime. Okay, my heart hurt when Brienne spoke for him. No one was there to speak for Jaime in the past, but this time someone did. Jaime’s humility shown: he’s truly redeeming himself now, I think, by choosing the right thing, and being honored to serve under her. And he knights her. I cried during that scene, and it’s beautiful that he uses his sword, which has phallic symbolism involved. I don’t think there’s a chance in hell Jaime makes it through the season, but I hope he and Brienne have a moment before then, and I believe he will fight bravely. Let’s also not forget that Brienne is motivated by love, unrequited for Renly, platonic for Catelyn, and for Jaime now. can they at least bang before jaime goes please
Arya & Gendry. MY SHIIIIP. I mean, it’s both sorrowful and exciting. Exciting, because Arya shows vulnerability again, whereas she hasn’t really in… seasons. Many seasons. There’s a dream of spring for Arya here. However, the sorrow comes because, well, they’re about to face a mob of ice zombies like next episode. Even if they didn’t know just how soon it would be, they knew it would be soon, and it’s them clinging to the last bit of their humanity before the murderous dead come for them… which is fitting symbolically because Arya’s quite brutal murders, no matter how justified, really shouldn’t be something she gets away with in the story when nobody else has. So even if they both survive (and I’m not worried for Arya, because I don’t think the writers would go there), there is that question: will Arya’s past/face-changing ability catch up with her?
Daenerys & Jon. As I’ve said, the dead are symbolic of the wheel Dany wants to break, the wheel that has been rolling and rolling ever since the first men fought with the Children of the Forest and the White Walkers were created. It’s fitting also that they show up as Jon tells Dany the truth about his parentage: they have to truly face the past to create a new future. It also, again, makes me suspicious that Jon and Dany are not going to end up on the throne, but instead might run off together like Grey Worm and Missandei discussed doing (notice how they’ve dropped hints of someone doing just that both episodes so far). Dany wants the throne and Jon’s already yielded it for her, but as she’s said, she is not going for it yet because she loves him. A loss or two might be enough to shake Dany enough to consider whether she wants the throne or Jon, esp if she’s pregnant (don’t think that will be a plotline until ep 4 at the very earliest though, we got a battle to get through and I’m hyped). She doesn’t have the right to the throne and she knows that now, and so maybe she will reconsider whether she really wants it or if she found a greater treasure on her way there (Missandei, Grey Worm, Jon–her loved ones). Not to mention “Jenny’s Song” refers to a story in history where a king gave up the throne for his peasant lover, Jenny.
All the fanboys that dont ship braime bc they think she belongs with tormund do so because they dont believe a strong woman who does not fit their conventional standards of beauty could ever be with a man deemed conventionally handsome and THATS today’s tea
Brienne has spent most of her life as the object of scorn, rejection and at best pity. She’s been mocked, belittled, and made to feel like a freak for her size, her body type, and her looks.
But on the show, she has two men that are in love with her and think she’s amazing.
I mean the way Tormund just looks at her in awe and the way he talks about her with such admiration for the things that people used to attack her for. Like her height and her fighting ability.
And how Jamie sees her inner beauty shine through and finds it a beautiful sight to behold. He has respect for her as a woman, as a fighter, as a human being. She inspires him and he’s moved by her integrity, loyalty, and honor. She brings the good out in him and reminds him of the man he could be.
That’s rare to see for a character like Brienne to see on tv. To have one man interested her is a rarity, to have two is somewhat unheard of.