Game of Thrones. Pythagorean Theorem
OK, I lied. It’s not about math at all, but it is about triangles.
Sorry to my fellow math geeks for misleading you. Thank you to the rest for actually deciding to read anyways.
This one is about love triangles.
- Brienne-Tormund-Hound (yah, Brienne’s getting her diva on)
- Arya-Gendry-Ed Sheeran
Triangulation is a generally accepted method of confirmation using facts that are available and their relation to one another. This post is not that.
But there are some interesting dynamics at play, nonetheless.
Sansa is caught between two men. One is a man of honour, the other is decidedly not. One saved her from certain death at the hands of Cersei, and the other came back from death. One is trying to control her, and the other is treating her like a child. Hmmm.
Sansa has had many influences and many female “role models”. Between Catelyn’s struggle against power, Cersei’s relentless search for power, Margaery’s quiet manipulations, Olenna’s calm wisdom, and Brienne’s undeniable loyalty… Poor Sansa doesn’t really know what it means to be a woman. Did I mention that Ramsay also did a number on her?
Sansa is broken. She has seen the abuse of power and that integrity has a severe price. She didn’t get enough time with Catelyn or Ned to truly embody their values. Her family was disgraced, slaughtered. She was used, and abused. But she got through it and this has given her a new confidence.
Jon is definitely the kindest man that Sansa has had around her in a while. There was the Hound, but he didn’t really have the “fit” factor (for my American friends, “fit” is British slang for “hubba-hubba”).
There is hope that Sansa will re-discover family and honour by watching her
brother cousin in action. However, there is a looming fear that Littlefinger will be able to play on her insecurities and turn her against Jon.
Jon is a bit of a stud. I mean, we don’t really give him credit for it, but dude came back from the dead sporting a six-pack.
We can suspect that Sansa will take a bit of a shine to him, especially after she finds out that they are only cousins. Although we can’t predict whether Dany will find boy wonder appealing, he will certainly need her for her dragonglass. Plus, they are like, family.
Does auntie trump cousin?
Tyrion is Dany’s latest trusted advisor, but her fave-by-far is Ser Jorah Mormont.
What happens when Sam finds that the cure for Jorah’s greyscale and the fix for the realm both lie on Dragonstone in that massive underground stash of dragon glass? When Jorah gets there, I wonder who’s council Dany will trust more. Maybe Jorah and Tyrion will be new besties and we can expect a threesome. Time will tell
Jaime has crippled a child to prove his love for Cersei. Euron has two hands, an armada, and really cool trousers.
Euron, still unable to gain Cersei’s affections with his clever wit, has vowed to bring her a priceless gift. What could it be? Someone’s head, I’m guessing. Tyrion’s, most likely. Is he going to end up on Dragonstone as well?
Maybe the more expeditious option would be to serve up Jaime’s head. He wouldn’t have to travel and would get rid of the one thing in his way at the moment. Just saying.
Ah, poor Jaime is caught between the one he has loved since before birth and the one he never thought he could love.
Cersei represents all the evil in Jaime, they shared a womb. She is responsible for the deaths of all their children. She blew up the Sept of Baelor. On the other hand, Brienne is fucking awesome. She is completely Cersei’s opposite. Not beautiful on the outside, but so beautiful. She is strong, loyal, full of integrity and empathy. Like, awesome.
So what’s a dude to do? Jaime still has some journey left before he is ready for this.
Tormund is not having any of that. That much I can tell you for sure.
Brienne is his to have. Yeah, baby.
Tormund will most likely torment the Hound at Eastwatch by the Sea over the fact that he got his ass kicked by a girl. Then, they will realize it’s not just any girl.
I see them becoming best buddies and start sharing stories of how “formidable” Brienne is and go into battle as brothers.
…and then they both become white walkers.
Well, I mean, where to start? Ed has the voice of an angel, but he doesn’t stand a chance when Gendry comes rockin’ in with Robert’s hammer. Like, where the hell have you been for 4 seasons?