'Game Of Thrones' Season 8: What Could Have Been For Jaime And Brienne?
Game of Thrones Season 8 has left a lot of fans' heartbroken after Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) left Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) in Winterfell to be with his sister/lover Cersei (Lena Headey) in King's Landing. What could have happened if the former Kingsguard and the Knight ended up together and lived happily ever after?
In one of Game of Thrones Season 8's final scenes, Brienne was seen writing Jaime's final deeds in the White Book, where the Kingsguard accomplishments were noted. While she was on it, the song similar to the tune "I Am Hers, She Is Mine" from Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and Talisa Maegyr's (Oona Chaplin) wedding day in Season 2 was playing in the background.
"It's just a hint of what their relationship -- if they had stayed together, if he was still alive -- what it could have been," the show's composer Ramin Djawadi told Insider in an interview. The said Game of Thrones Season 8 song is titled "The White Book" and has the same melody as "I Am Hers, She Is Mine."
Does it mean Jaime and Brienne could have ended married? "I just threw that in there because I thought it would be a subtle nod to [Brienne and Jaime's] relationship," Djawadi explained.
Djawdi went on to say that when Brienne was sitting there, thinking about Jaime, and writing his final deeds, the second part of the song was an honor theme. However, a big part of it had a wedding concept.
In an interview with Making of Thrones blog in May, Coster-Waldau revealed that in a different world, Jaime would have stayed with Brienne. He went on to say that what Jaime had with Brienne was something different compared to his sister. It was a "very pure, innocent love."
A part of Jaime wished he could have been a different person. "It's one of those things we do in Game of Thrones," Coster-Waldau said. In Game of Thrones Season 8, things were supposed to end well for Jaime and Brienne, but that was not how the story went.
If Jaime stayed in Winterfell, it would be very unrealistic for his character, knowing that he was a Lannister. Despite his love for Brienne, Cersei was the most important person in his life - whether he wanted it or not. The idea of living his lover to die alone in King's Landing due to Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) wrath was too unbearable for him.