The Bittersweet Detail You Might Have Missed in Game of Thrones's Final Episode
While the final episode of Game of Thrones was no doubt divisive, many of us can agree that Brienne of Tarth deserved better. One of her last scenes in the episode, "The Iron Throne," showed the newly-appointed knight putting aside any anger she might’ve had toward Jaime Lannister to finish his page in the White Book. The part was bittersweet after watching Jaime leave Brienne to be with his sister, Cersei—making us wish things could’ve turned out differently for our favorite knight.
There is one bittersweet detail in that scene that you might’ve missed, however, which makes it all the more sad. According to NME, one Twitter user voiced that they thought they heard the song “I Am Hers, She is Mine” playing in the background, which Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi considers to be the show’s wedding theme. Fans will remember the melody played when Robb Stark married Talisa back in season 2.
okay so in “The White Book” it has the “i am hers, she is mine” theme aka the marriage/love theme at the beginning and it ends with the “a knight of the seven kingdoms” theme, I will die on this hill for Jaime/Brienne because Ramin Djawadi says they’re married #gameofthrones
— kels [book!Jaime wouldn’t do that] (@doubletimeswing) May 20, 2019
Djawadi has since confirmed it is the song, explaining to INSIDER why he included it:
"It's just a hint of what their relationship—if they had stayed together, if he was still alive—what it could have been. What they could have become. That's why I put that in there. I was amazed some people picked up on it. I was hoping people would go, 'Wait a minute, that's from season two.' And that was exactly my intent. I thought it would be very appropriate."
Though it’s only natural to imagine what could’ve happened if Jaime had stayed at Winterfell, let’s not forget that his honor (and character arc) went out the window when he headed back to King’s Landing.