**This post is dark and full of spoilers**
This week’s Game of Thrones was a giant celebration for everyone who defeated the Army of the Dead and the Night King. While it was really all thanks to our girl Arya, the rest of the squad was so happy to be alive they drowned themselves in wine and ale.
And with Game of Thrones, where there’s wine, there’s sex. The night of debauchery led to some coupling up, especially for Jaime and Brienne—the most random pairing in Game of Thrones history.
After playing another rendition of the only drinking game Tyrion knows how to play (the Westeros version of “never have I ever”), Brienne revealed she’s a virgin. Embarrassed, she headed to her room to get away from the revelry, but Jaime went after her. Using the “heat” from Brienne’s fire as an excuse to strip down, the two ended up boning into the Long Night.
That’s right, Jaime finally nailed someone other than Cersei.
Rather than just a sweaty, drunken one-night stand, Jaime seemed to be catching feelings. He told Tyrion he planned to stay in Winterfell alongside Brienne while everyone else rode off to King’s Landing to take down his ex-lover/twin sister/mother of his three dead children.
And, fans were kinda into it…at first.
I HAVE NEVER WANTED ANYTHING MORE THAN JAIME AND BRIENNE TO BE TOGETHER AND I AM NOT ASHAMED #GOT
— Kristin Chirico (@lolacoaster) May 6, 2019
But, then, after hearing that Cersei killed Missandei and Rhaegal and realizing that she’s still a threat, Jaime tries to sneak off in the middle of the night to King’s Landing. Even though he was regularly sleeping with Brienne, sharing a bed and basically becoming an “item,” he pulled the whole “Cersei is my one true love” card on our girl leaving her heartbroken in Winterfell.
The emotional whiplash fans experienced was almost too much to handle.
— N∀˥∀ (@ItsAllens) May 6, 2019
*Brienne and Jaime in one room* pic.twitter.com/w3HVOijlLA
— munti (@muntasair) May 6, 2019
— Jay Khols (@JKhols) May 6, 2019
— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) May 6, 2019
— Andy Lu (@andrealucia98) May 6, 2019
But after Jaime’s midnight ghosting attempt, things got rough.
AND NOW YOU'RE BREAKING BRIENNE'S HEART JUST TO GET BACK TO FREAKING CERSEI. YOU BETTER KILL HER JAIME. YOU BETTER. #GameofThrones
— ConStar: Worrier Princess (@ConStar24) May 6, 2019
— sav (@savflwr) May 6, 2019
— prince zuko's gf (@mysteriothot) May 6, 2019
Tormund was in TEARS over Brienne! All up in his feelings. Packed his furry bags and went home. And then y’all see how dirty Jaime did her. TRASH IN, TRASH OUT. #GoT
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) May 6, 2019
— katy (@kxty11) May 6, 2019
— Alphina (@maleedus) May 6, 2019
Me looking at the screen realising that I'd just been praying that Bronn doesn't crossbow my precious Jaime so that he can stay and be in love with Brienne, and he turns around and leaves her after a shag #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/p4N5Xahmb6
— alicia (@greatwhmoon) May 6, 2019
brienne deserved better. pic.twitter.com/QmVnoTe8WD
— kaz. (@joaquinsjoker) May 6, 2019
— DaPacifier (@popayiforhire) May 6, 2019
Then again, some people think there’s more than meets the eye.
Y’all ain’t been paying attention if y’all think Jaime actually going back to be with Cersei. Especially knowing she sent Bronn to kill him and Tyrion?
— Da Hubby (@kidnoble) May 6, 2019