Tormund & Brienne Flirted On 'Game Of Thrones’ & They're The New 'Shipper Couple

Most partnerships on Game of Thrones are out of convenience, political game, or tragic circumstances. So it's understandable that when the chance for actual romance appears, we cling to it. Anyone else wondering when and if Tormund and Brienne are going to hook up on Game of Thrones ?

While Jon and Sansa (just looking at the words "Jon and Sansa" makes me tear up all over again) were plotting to defeat House Bolton and take Winterfell back from Ramsay, across the table Tormund and Brienne were... totally flirting? At least, Tormund seemed to be eyeing her flirtatiously as he chowed down on a leg of meat. He also seemed taken with her as she rode into the courtyard. Of course a wildling like him wouldn't think anything of Brienne's stature or place. This might be the most perfect match that you definitely never thought of until now.

I mean, I'm all for a little Castle Black romance — and neither Tormund nor Brienne is held by a silly oath. This could definitely be good for Brienne, who has pretty much exclusively had unrequited feelings for men in Westeros. It's not her fault that the first boy who was nice to her, Renly Baratheon, was not attracted to women. That happens to the best of us. My heart still wants her to end up with Jaime one day, but even Ginny Weasley couldn't wait around for Harry Potter forever.

Game of Thrones doesn't do throwaway moments, so I definitely feel like there's more to come with Brienne and Tormund. It probably also wouldn't hurt for Brienne to build her pool of allies at Castle Black, after sassing both Melisandre and Davos Seaworth to their faces. I'm not a fan of Stannis either, but if I had killed him, I wouldn't go about boasting just yet. The connection between Brienne and Tormund was undeniable, hopefully sweet, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

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