Because the characters on “Game of Thrones” are spread so far and wide across George R.R. Martin’s fictional world, significant characters can be on the show for years and never cross paths. Or, in some cases, they die before they get a chance to encounter someone with whom they might have a lot in common.
That’s why it was so refreshing in last week’s episode to see Daenerys – long the most isolated of the series’ most important players – finally meet Tyrion. Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage were only on screen together for a few moments, but their very crossing put a charge into the whole endeavor, even more than, say, Brienne stumbling into an encounter with Arya and the Hound at the end of last season.
We’ll see exactly what Benioff, Weiss and company have in mind for this odd couple starting with Sunday’s episode, but their meeting got me thinking about what other “GoT” veterans I’d love to see bump into each other out in the wild and discover that they’re not as alone as they thought in this world. I tried to keep this strictly to people who are still alive on the show and have never been in a scene together, even briefly (which unfortunately prevented me from fanfic’ing a Bronn/Brienne team-up, since they were together when she inherited Podrick as her squire), but it’s a complicated show with a lot of players, so it’s entirely possible that one or two of these pairings wouldn’t be a first-time event.
So take a look and let me know which characters you’re most eager to have meet after all this time.