We don’t get many happy endings in Game of Thrones. It’s more disappointment, despair and blood splatters. So it’s only natural that when we spy the potential for some joy we grab it with both hands.
This week’s episode featured one such moment, when Sansa Stark and Jon Snow were reunited at Castle Black, having not shared a scene since the very first episode. But, happy as it was, the mini-Stark get together was almost overshadowed by the introduction of a potential new romance.
Sansa arrived at The Wall with her sworn protector, Brienne of Tarth, who almost immediately locked eyes with Wildling leader Tormund Giantsbane. And the rest, as they say, was history.
When the pair shared a second charged glance during a later scene, it was all too much for joy-starved Thrones fans who took to Twitter in their droves to proclaim their love and support for #Briemund.
— Camila Morales (@kmilitamn) May 16, 2016
— erika, if you must (@weevilbabe) May 16, 2016
I just want someone to look at me the way Tormund Giantsbane looks at Brienne of Tarth. pic.twitter.com/HjgdmlsKUk
— bananafanafofisa (@lisaxy424) May 17, 2016
Tormund and Brienne pic.twitter.com/yzLwhBHXlv
— Game of Photos (@gamofphoto) May 16, 2016
I've never "shipped" a thing in my life but OMG TORMUND AND BRIENNE IS A THING THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN. #GameofThrones
— Tom and Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) May 16, 2016
— Papá Zugg (@zooklife) May 16, 2016
i appreciate brienne x tormound because everyone should worship brienne and look at her like she's a goddess
— eloise ???? (@lyanastcrk) May 18, 2016
I think we are all in agreement here. #BriemundForever
Game of Thrones continues on Mondays at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic