Will Bran Tell Jon About R + L = J In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7? This Reunion Needs To Happen

If you have yet to fully recover from what can only be described as an epic finale of Game of Thrones Season 6, believe me when I say you are not alone. Between Cersei burning the Sept (and everyone inside of it) to the ground and Jon Snow's parentage finally being confirmed, it was a night full of game-changing moments. But now that the truth behind Jon's backstory has been revealed, I'm more anxious than ever for him to now know everything. The only problem with that is the fact that Bran is nowhere near where Jon is at the moment, which makes the possibility a lot less likely... at least for now. There's always the chance that Bran will return to Winterfell and tell Jon about R+L=J eventually, though, it's unclear how much time will pass between then and now.

Let's not forget that Bran is the new Three-Eyed Raven now, so he may feel like his skills will be of better use to everyone on the other side of The Wall. But at the same time, Jon's secret claim to the Iron Throne seems like an important piece of information that could help secure the future of Westeros just as much as any of Bran's visions. He was shown the Tower of Joy for a reason, so perhaps his entire destiny is centered around discovering the truth and relaying it to his brother. (Or rather his cousin, given what we now know.)

Another factor that could delay this reunion is the fact that Bran's mode of transportation isn't exactly ideal at the moment and basically just consists of poor Meera Reed dragging him around everywhere. So even if Bran wanted to figuratively run back and tell Jon everything, it would most likely take him quite a while to get there regardless. However, let's not forget that there are other ways to communicate with someone another than a face-to-face meeting.


Perhaps Bran will stumble upon an actual raven outside of The Wall (heck, maybe he can even mind control one to fly in his direction) and use it to send Jon a letter explaining everything. (I'm sure there's a quill and ink office supply store that the White Walkers use, right?) Another option would be that Bran could somehow send a psychic message to Jon, whether that means inhabiting the mind of someone nearby him or even Jon himself. Granted, we know what happened the last time Bran tried to tap into the human consciousness ("hold the door!"), so maybe that's not the best idea. Either way, there are definitely different methods at his disposal nonetheless.

Honestly, though, I don't so much care how it happens as long as it does actually happen. Us knowing the truth doesn't make a big difference unless the information is somehow able to be passed on. Jon may have just been declared the King of the North, but little does he know that he actually has a claim to the whole of the Seven Kingdoms. Game of Thrones has been so big on reunions this year — let's just hope that Season 7 continues that tradition and gives Bran and Jon the chance to catch up and potentially change the course of history.

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