How far will a man go to repay a debt? That is the question put to the test in “The Bear and the Maiden Fair,” this week’s aptly titled episode of Game of Thrones.
The now-penitent Jaime proves he will go quite far to repay Brienne for the debt he owes her. Their opening scene was a painful and courageous goodbye. While Jaime gets to leave captivity, Brienne must stay, and both know it will be the end for her. The now-noble Jaime tells her he will make sure the Stark girls are returned to their mother. A promise so sincerely spoken, you know he will keep it. Brienne keeps a stiff upper lip as she says goodbye and readies herself to face her fate alone. Read more…
My new favorite TV couple is Jaime and Brienne. Like Oscar and Felix, they are an indeed an odd couple. But a rather fascinating odd couple.
In this week’s episode of Game of Thrones, aptly titled The Walk of Punishment, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), reveals his soft spot for his warrior captress Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).
Since the get-go, there’s been a whisper of sexual tension between the two, though Brienne, chaste, loyal, and strong, is as far removed from Jaime’s scheming sister/lover as one could get. Perhaps that’s the attraction?
Up until their capture by the Bolton gang, the two had merely traded barbs and crossed swords while Jaime half-heartedly kept trying to escape. A laughtrack for their scenes wouldn’t have been out of line.
But Jaime’s fatal flaw is hubris. And this time it cut him to the quick. Read more…
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