'Game of Thrones' season 8 promises some teary reunions and a much-awaited revelation
The Stark children were together in Season 1, and Season 8 will see them and almost the whole of Westeros come together to defeat the living dead.
A lot has happened and a lot has changed in the seventh season of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and as Season 8 is barely a few days away we cannot wait to find out who actually turns out to be the Azor Ahai, the one to defeat the Night King. However, other than the arrival of the promised warrior, we can expect quite a lot of reunions to happen in the final season. As we already know the Stark children are gradually coming back together and are finally a strong team. Most of them are compelled to be emotional when old mates and enemies shake hands over a common choice to fight the war against the dead, but there are still more characters who are we are yet to meet and the ones they had left behind long ago.
As Season 8 will be a lot more than just another bloody battle, here are the top five reunions we are eagerly looking forward to:
1. Jon Snow meets the youngest Starks
Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Jon's (Kit Harrington) reunion was refreshing not only for the audience but also for the characters since Sansa herself was never quite fond of Jon. However, following their reunion we have already seen to what extent their strength can pull down enemies as Sansa serves the strategic head and Jon...well, he is just the best swordsman. The promo trailer has already given us a glimpse of Jon and Arya (Maisie Williams) finally meeting and this time Arya knows pretty well how to swing her needle-which will hopefully impress Jon. However, the last time Jon left Bran(Isaac Hempstead Wright) he was lying unconscious, but now when they finally meet Bran might have some very significant information regarding Jon's parentage.
2. Bran meets the Kingslayer
Had it not been for the Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Bran perhaps would have never been a "cripple" and maybe he would have never had the dreams of the three-eyed raven. Hence, their reunion is quite expected to be a complicated one. On one hand, Jaime is a changed man who regrets his past mistakes and has made sufficient amends for it, on the other hand, he is after all the man who threw a child off the tower. Although Bran never remembered who had made him a cripple in the first place, it will be quite awkward to watch them stand face to face. However, we can expect by now Bran knows who the sinner is but the question remains, will Bran reveal the secret? Or will he ignore the fact completely?
3. Arya Stark meets the Hound
Arya and the Hound (Rory McCann) became quite the lovable duo despite their odd pairing. Almost sharing the dynamics of a mentor and a student, yet holding on to their guards since they practically belong to enemy lines, Arya had learned a lot from the Hound. Their intriguing relation was seen when Arya first glanced at the Hound's headgear in Season 1, and later on, when Ned Stark (Sean Bean) was beheaded, it was the Hound who rescued her compelling her to disguise herself as a boy. When they last met, Arya had left the Hound to die but now that he is well and alive, it will be interesting to see how she perceives him as her brother's alliance in Winterfell.
4. Brienne of Tarth, Tormund Giantsbane and Jaime Lannister
The unscripted romance between Tormund and Brienne was perhaps the most charming moments in 'Game of Thrones'. Unlike any other romantic angle on the show, their romance was raw and pretty much unrequited, as Tormund had declared that he would want to have children with Brienne. However, Brienne was quite skeptical about him, yet there was a sense of relief when she finally met Jaime Lannister in King's Landing. Now that both the men are about to enter Winterfell together, it will be interesting to watch Brienne being part of a love triangle, which honestly is so out of her character.
5. When two buddies meet
Season 8 has also promised viewers a reunion of Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) and Jon Snow. The two became instant friends during their time in Castle Black but had parted ways in order to discover methods of defeating the Night King. As we already know Bran has informed Samwell of Jon's parentage, and with this upcoming reunion, Jon will need his best friend more than ever. Also, they both have now found ways of defeating the Night King and it is only a matter of time before they once again come together as a team for the Great War.
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 returns to HBO on April 14, and with all the reunion it can be expected the season will open with mixed feelings.