Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Reveals What Was Going Through Jamie Lannister’s Head When He Turned Around And Saw [SPOILER]

In the very first episode of Game of Thrones, a young Bran Stark finds Jamie Lannister and his sister, Queen Cersei, in a compromising position in the top of one of the towers of Winterfell.

Of course the fastest way to solve the problem is for Jaime to push Bran to his death, which he does. The thing is Bran survives. Jaime leaves for King’s Landing and with everything he has been through, hasn’t really thought about Bran, that is, until Sunday’s episode. Jamie has left the toxic grip of his sister Cersei and intends to fight for the living against the coming army of the dead.

When he arrives in Winterfell, he dismounts his horse and turns around to see the boy he pushed out of the window nearly a decade ago. At this point the episode ends leaving fans wondering just how this reunion will play out between these as Bran Stark said, “old friends.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who plays Jaime Lannister, recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight and  discussed what was going through his character’s head when he saw Bran Stark upon arriving at Winterfell. You can check out what he had to say below.

“First of all, I don’t think wheelchairs are a normal thing in Westeros. I think it’s like: ‘What the hell?’ and then, ‘Oh my god, that’s the kid.’ I think he knows Bran didn’t die, but he doesn’t expect to meet him.”

Coster-Waldau continued.

“His mission changes once again. It goes from: ‘I know my brother Tyrion is there and I’m going to fight the good fight’ to ‘I’m in deep sh– now.’ Because this is the Lord of Winterfell that I tried to kill and I’m sure he wants revenge. That’s what Jaime expects.”

While it was an awful thing to do, pushing a 10-year-old boy to his death, from Jamie’s point of view, it’s understandable, I guess.

Somewhere around the middle of Season 3 (if I remember correctly), when Jaime was the prisoner of Brienne of Tarth, he started toward a path of redemption, and viewers either forgot about what he did to Bran or forgave him for it.

Personally, I don’t think the talk between Bran and Jaime is going to be as awkward as one might think, I’m guessing Bran will say something like, “What you did was wrong, but necessary. If you had not pushed me out of that window, I would never have become the three-eyed raven.”

Judging by the preview of next week’s episode, Jamie should be far more concerned with Daenerys wanting revenge for Jaime killing her father, and earning his nickname, “The Kingslayer,” but I mean come on, Jaime actually did the Seven Kingdoms a favor with this act of treason.

Will Daenerys kill Jaime next week (I really hope she doesn’t)? Let us know what you think in the comments down below!

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Source: EW

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