If Lyanna Mormont is everyone’s favorite Game of Thrones character (#Mormont2016), then Tormund Giantsbane and Brienne of Tarth, or “Torienne,” is fandom’s new favorite couple. How could anyone resist this?
They can’t, that’s how. Even (especially?) Gwendoline Christie approves of the shipping, because she approves of Tormund. “He’s a wildling, he’s very sensual and animal-like, and very forthright with his emotions and feelings, which is really the opposite of her,” she said. “I enjoyed trying to navigate that and the beauty of her embarrassment.” Unfortunately, the awkward romance wasn’t meant to be — he’s waiting to battle the Boltons with Jon Snow and Sansa Stark, and she’s on her way to the Riverlands. Fortunately, you know who else is in the Riverlands? Jaime Lannister. And the tension is high.
Don’t tell Tormund.
The last time Brienne and “My Name Is” Jaime saw each other was in season four, when the Kingslayer bestowed new armor and his sword, “Oathkeeper,” upon her to protect the Maiden Fair on her quest to find the Stark girls. Also, Podrick. Poor Podrick, he’s forever alone, despite his being a, um, “sexual tyrannosaurus.” What’s going to happen when they reunite?
Of course, the right answer is…
We’re all rooting for that (except Cersei).