The couples in “Game of Thrones” have been fairly fluid and are never as predictable as they seem -- mostly because half of them aren’t supposed to be together (Cersei and Jaime, Ygritte and Jon Snow…) or someone ends up getting killed off. Out of the couples we started the show with, who even really remains together? No one, really.
There’s always room for new romances though, right? Sure but, you know, don’t get too attached. You never know who’s on the chopping block in Westeros next.
One couple we’re hoping finds their way is Tormund, the red-haired, sharp-tongued wildling, and Brienne, the tough and equally sharp-tongued warrior and sworn protector of Sansa Stark. Their interactions are simply a flirtationship as of now, but maybe Brienne will take the Iron Throne and make Tormund her king. A nice (if entirely implausible) ending to imagine.
There’s also the complication of Brienne appearing wholly uninterested in Tormund, though I like to believe she’s just playing hard to get. Upon their first few meetings, Tormund was absolutely smitten despite Brienne’s (barely convincing) discouragement; he even tells the Hound that she’s his reason to keep on keeping on.
“I have a beauty waiting for me back at Winterfell, if I ever get back there. Yellow hair. Blue eyes. Tallest woman you’ve ever seen...I want to make babies with her.”
Safe to say Brienne is endgame for him.
However, there’s the other complication of Jaime Lannister. The complication being that I kind of want him to date Brienne. Why? Jaime’s been a controversial character from the very beginning, but I like to believe he’s actually a good guy that’s just been surrounded by bad guys his whole life. If he were to ditch Cersei and shack up with Brienne, that’d be the ultimate redemption story!
And we can’t pretend it hasn’t been hinted at in the past. Jaime and Brienne spent a long time together on their trek from the Riverlands to King’s Landing, and between the bath scene, Jaime saving Brienne from a literal bear pit and gifting her a Valyrian steel sword, there’s no denying that these two love each other, in whatever sense of the word applies.
This all may seem frivolous in the grand scheme of “Game of Thrones,” but love is as entertaining as beheadings and swordfights! Right?!