Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Seriously symbolic combat


Fresh reports of Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers suggest that a pair we’ve kept our eyes on might just have some work to do.

Warning: Game of Thrones season 8 rumors and reports could very easily prove to be untrue, but that won’t stop us from diving deep and trying to pick them all apart!

For quite some time now, Game of Thrones season 8 reports have revolved around action scenes, and for good reason — there’s been a lot of activity there, with all kinds of photos and videos to pore over. However, sometimes, you don’t get set photos, but you do get reports, such as some of the latest work from Los Siete Reinosabout what characters might be doing in season 8.

Now, LSR does a lot of the work connecting its most interesting tidbit to what we’ve already seen, mentioning the action shots we might see Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister in together. However, LSR doesn’t talk about what they might be doing together aside from fighting.

We already know that Gwendoline Christie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau have been in Belfast recently. Symbolically, the most striking way to see them fighting together would be to show them fighting to protect the Stark sisters, Arya and Sansa. Long ago, both Brienne and Jaime promised the now-dead Catelyn Stark something to do with her daughters, whether it was to simply protect them or rescue them from specific places like King’s Landing.

Additionally, the two swords that Brienne and Jaime wield, Oathkeeper and Widow’s Wail, come from Ice, the ancestral Stark weapon. Although they now bear Lannister trappings, that’s Stark Valyrian steel at the core. Though the two of them teaming up with Jon Snow would be exciting just on an action level, there would be something more meaningful for the season and the show as a whole to let Jaime and Brienne keep these promises to a dead woman.

For Jaime, it would show that he’s become more than just the Kingslayer and a man who hides behind that moniker before everything else. He has had some serious character growth since his time in captivity. Meanwhile, for Brienne, who has always held herself to a high standard, she would finally get to fulfill a vow she has desperately tried to fulfill before to the highest level. Rescuing Sansa was one thing, but Arya once rejected her assistance. To help both would be a step forward for her as well.

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Granted, the show might not actually draw those connections for us, but sharp-eyed fans will certainly notice and make them if and when these sequences would air. (Or now, like we have!)