One might think the star of the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere was Jon Snow. Sure, he found out his true parentage, rode a dragon, and was reunited with his Stark siblings. But he was overshadowed by someone. Not even Daenerys Targaryen, his queen/girlfriend, with her dramatic entrance to Winterfell (dragons in tow) could take that spot either.
Nope-according to Twitter, episode 1 of the final GoT season was all about...Bran.
Just think about it. Now that he's the Three-Eyed Raven, he's the only person who can see all the chess pieces of the Westerosi conflict for what they are. He can see anywhere in time and space, and his role in season 8 is clearly going to be to hurry these pesky humans up so they don't all get killed by wights.
His all-knowing mind and his serene (creepy?) demeanor caught viewers' attention last night. Everywhere characters looked, there was Bran, staring at them. He interrupted his siblings' nice greetings to tell them they didn't have time for pomp and ceremony. And, in one of the most satisfying moments of the episode, he greeted Jaime Lannister in the freezing cold. Why does that matter? Well, all the way back in the first episode of the first season, when Bran spied Jaime and his sister Cersei in bed together. Jaime pushed Bran out the window, causing the injuries that now see Bran in a wheelchair.
The Kingslayer probably didn't expect to see Bran so soon-he's come a long way both physically and morally, and is a different person from the cocky Lannister who thought nothing of possibly killing a child to save his secret. As the Three-Eyed Raven, Bran now knows everything there is to know about anything, so despite having forgotten when he was a child how he was injured, he now knows Jaime pushed him. Could Bran really be that excited to unnerve Jaime, though? Bran doesn't seem into petty things right now. He might have a special message for Jaime about his role in the battle to come.
Fans were into his silent watchfulness, but I think we can all agree it was creepy and dramatic, too. Here are the best Twitter reactions to Bran's appearances in the episode.
Yeah I’m a survivor muthfucka!! pic.twitter.com/IpRIr6i8Ov
- Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) April 15, 2019
Bran really knew all these hoes were gathering at the same castle for the same party knowing all the tea and he ain’t warn nary a one of them we love a messy bitch who lives for drama
- Jahkara J Smith✨ (@SlaylerJ) April 15, 2019
- Ovin Kaushalya (@kaushalya_ovin) April 15, 2019
- Joe Brueggemeyer (@JoesTakeOnStuff) April 15, 2019
- Carly Lane (@carlylane) April 15, 2019
Everyone: You wanna come in?
Bran: No imma stay here
Everyone: But it's freezing
Bran: I'm good
Everyone: You SURE?
Bran: I'm waiting for an old friend
Jamie Lannister: [shows up, immediately gets got]
Nobody's petty is operating on the same level as Bran Stark. #GameofThrones
- Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) April 15, 2019
bran is a messy bitch who lives for drama
- ziwe (@ziwe) April 15, 2019
everyone has that one friend like Bran, who's like "I can see across the sea of time and I know all of your sex secrets"
- David Sims (@davidlsims) April 15, 2019
Bran just be everywhere. Sitting like somebody old grandma.
- A Girl is Shape up-less (@Y0URFLYNESS) April 15, 2019
Season 8 opened with how the first ever episode opened: a young child climbing tree/walls in Winterfell. Both episodes ended the same way: with Jamie and Bran locking eyes. So good. #GoT
- Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) April 15, 2019
Bran when playing a casual game of Mario Kart with his friends... pic.twitter.com/QYfbiN2iww
- Tyler | Code WILDCAT (@I_AM_WILDCAT) April 15, 2019
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