Tyrion and Jaime Lannister's last goodbye in 'Game of Thrones' episode 5 has fans in tears and for good reason
(SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 EPISODE 5)
"If it wasn't for you I would have never survived my childhood. You are the only one who didn't treat me like a monster. You were all I had," Tyrion tells Jaime Lannister, his captured brother, sitting in chains amidst Daenerys' army. Tyrion is convinced that if Jaime can get Cersei to surrender, Dany will back off and not a drop of innocent blood will be shed. His belief is so strong that even Jaime believes it and so he sets off to King's Landing to convince his sister that they should run away and start a new life together.
Tyrion convinced of his plan, even risks his life, betrays his queen just to set Jaime free. "10,000 of innocent lives, one not particularly innocent dwarf. Seems like a fair trade," Tyrion tells Jaime. This was all, of course, much before Dany blew everyone's assumptions to the ground and burned down the city.
The emotional exchange between the two brothers, that also ended up being their last has Twitter in tears and for good reason. The relationship between the two is perhaps one of the purest things in both their lives. They've been each other's support system and have saved each other's life on multiple occasions. "Well shit...that bro moment between Tyrion and Jaime hit me in the feels," one fan wrote while another said, "Kinda lost in the madness but the Tyrion/Jaime goodbye was great and by great I mean it ripped my heart into a thousand pieces which is exactly what I wanted."
Another eagle-eyed fan also pointed out a poetic revelation in the scene. "Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage have shared numerous scenes before...all of which took my breath away. But this was the first scene where Tyrion appeared taller than Jaime. And their last scene together. That's pretty neat," the fan wrote. Another fan wrote: "The true brotherhood and friendship between Jamie and Tyrion breaks my heart and then heals it over and over again."
This episode was an emotional one for all the Lannisters but the imp's selflessness trumped them all. Tyrion, Jaime, Cersei, and baby Lannister, all of them had a lot to lose this episode, but the only one who lived to tell the tale was Tyrion. Unfortunately, his plan totally tanked and there's a huge possibility that mad Dany would want his head on a pike in the next episode.
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