Game of Thrones Season 8: Jaime Lannister’s unexpected encounter with Bran Stark generates intrigue

Game of Thrones season 8 finally aired and the first episode gave us all the reunions we have been waiting for. However, one that we didn’t not see coming will bring big changes. In the first episode of the show, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s character Jaime Lannister finally met, Bran Stark the one he had pushed out of the tower window in season 1.

We have seen them interact yet in the show, but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly said, seeing Bran alive changed perspective for Jamie. While breaking down the season, he said, “First of all, I don’t think wheelchairs are a normal thing in Westeros. I think it’s like: ‘What the hell?’ and then, ‘Oh my god, that’s the kid.’ I think he knows Bran didn’t die, but he doesn’t expect to meet him.

His mission changes once again. It goes from: ‘I know my brother Tyrion is there and I’m going to fight the good fight’ to ‘I’m in deep sh– now.’ Because this is the Lord of Winterfell that I tried to kill and I’m sure he wants revenge. That’s what Jaime expects.”

Jaime the King slayer also meets Daenerys in the upcoming episode, whose father he had killed. “For Jaime, he would assume she would be there. I don’t think that was the reason he went. They’ve both been very good at compartmentalizing whatever feelings they have for each other.”

Nikolaj also commented on how the end of the show and its finale season he says it couldn’t have been better, “I don’t think showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss could have done it any better. It makes sense and there’s a logic to it without it being obvious at all. There are also great moments of surprise.”

The first episode of Game of Thrones broke previous records the series itself was holding and is bound to bring more surprises in coming weeks. The show will air the last episode on May 19th 2019.

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