Jaime Isn't Under His Sister's Thumb Anymore On 'GoT'

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Even though Jaime Lannister was one of the first villains on Game of Thrones, it's easy to feel sorry for him. He's a smart person who does terrible things, and really is acting in the name of love. So it's satisfying that finally, and just in the nick of time, Jaime left Cersei on Game of Thrones and rode away to join the fight up North. The Kingslayer may finally be ready to move on from his sister.

Cersei may have acted as though she was joining Jon Snow's campaign against the North, but it was all a strategic ruse. At the last moment, she held back the Lannister forces, thinking that all of the other armies in Westeros would kill each other in this war and leave her on top. That was the last straw for Jaime. It may have been a decent plan on paper, but this situation is more serious than that.

Does this mean that Jaime will reunite with his other love interest, Brienne of Tarth? They had a moment in the finale where things were a little too tense, so it would be fun to see Brienne in the middle of a love triangle in Season 8 should Tormund ever make it back from Eastwatch to Winterfell. She definitely played a part in his ultimate decision to leave his sister and do what's right. Forget the Great War, let the 'shipping wars begin!

Anyway, as thrilling as it is to see Jaime break away from Cersei and do his own thing for once, their scenes together were incredible and will be missed when Game of Thrones. Where is he headed first? Possibly Winterfell, or what's left of the Wall. Going straight to Dragonstone might be too bold even for him.

Maybe he'll even discover that he is Azor Ahai reborn. Hopefully his bold move won't cause Cersei to do more harm to Westeros when the Night King is wreaking his own havoc. The important thing is that Jaime Lannister is finally done with this toxic relationship. This moment was character growth at its finest.