|"Stick 'em with the pointy end."|
I can't believe it may be a year until we see Game of Thrones again! 2019?! Until then we can binge the whole series again. But let's talk about the reunions on the way.
|"Relax your bow arm."|
Jon will meet up again with Arya and Bran! That's a long awaited reunion. Jon and Arya are obviously close and if Jon will run up and hug Sansa, a sister he's never been tight with, then you know his and Arya's reunion will be extra emotional. Sansa and Jon will have a lot to discuss (argue mostly) but I feel like it will also be strange for Jon to meet the new Stark siblings. Bran and Arya have been through so much horror and death but they can mostly bond on their supernatural experiences. But I'm hoping Bran and Jon don't get any alone time so Bran doesn't drop the Targaryen bomb so soon (though he will so brace yourselves, Jonerys fans).
|"You want to fuck that Stark girl. You just don't want|
I don't think anyone's put much thought into this but Tyrion reuniting with Sansa will be interesting mostly because they're still technically married. Though Sansa was married a second time (that one being brutally consummated) some Northmen may still see Sansa as Tyrion's wife if they see the two being so friendly. I feel like Tyrion has always had a soft spot for Sansa. Shae accused him of being in love with her after he called her "a great beauty" and how he was attentive to her. Bronn also accused Tyrion of wanting Sansa. Perhaps Tyrion was always a little in love with Sansa. He admired her emotionally strong spirit not matter how bad the abuse got and as Tyrion mentioned he's always had a soft spot for broken things. Sansa has healed for the most part and is stronger for it though she may be apprehensive on meeting back up with Tyrion. She did leave him holding the suspected murder bag. However, Tyrion doesn't blame Sansa at all. It's just not in his nature to hold a grudge (against some people; anyone who doesn't hold a grudge against Cersei is either mentally ill or never met her). So will the reunion be romantic in any way? So far it's mostly speculation.
Jaime is riding North to help fight the White Walkers despite his sister's objections and threats of death. Jaime betrayed and murdered Daenerys's father and I would love to get her and Jaime alone to have a one on one. They saw each other in the Dragon Pit but they never exchanged words. Could be Daenerys is focusing on the battle at hand instead of old grudges. But that doesn't mean it may be smooth between them if they find themselves in closer quarters without all the pomp and ceremony. Daenerys understands that her father was an evil mad man who was going to burn a million innocent people and more to keep the throne so maybe she won't be entirely hateful towards the Kingslayer and see that there's a real honorable man deep down. I want to see them have this conversation, I feel it will be emotionally rich and poignant for each character. Jaime will have Brienne and Tyrion to vouch for him and he did break with Cersei to come all the way down there to help them. I don't know if Jaime is bringing any army with him given that Cersei is now the Head of House Lannister with his desertion. But still Jaime's gesture of honor should be good enough for the Dragon Queen not to torch him.
|"I never had a friend before."|
Jon and Sam haven't seen each other for a while now and they'll have a lot to talk about. But I'm also reluctant for them to have that conversation where he backs up Bran's claims with evidence of Jon's legitimacy and his real name. This reveal may tear apart new alliances or make new ones. But what may really be awkward is Sam meeting the woman who burned his father and brother alive. Sam still doesn't know his father and brother are dead making him the new Head of House Tarly. Randall Tarly was a jerk (more than a jerk) but Dickon wasn't a bad guy. And Jon is sleeping with the woman who killed them. So yeah... some more awkwardness to go around... Either way everyone's loyalty will be tested. The Northmen and the Vale may turn away from Jon if Sam and Bran tell everyone. Knowing Jon he'll blurt it out the day after he finds out (after brooding about it of course) and cause upheaval. The North is distrustful of the South most of all the Targaryens. If Jon outs himself as a Targaryen his allies may turn away from him leaving them all vulnerable.
I know one thing is certain: The White Walkers are coming with undead giants and a dragon and so all the chaos about Jon's heritage may take a back seat to the final battle.