Game of Thrones composer hints at alternate fate for Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth

Yes, that was wedding music you heard.

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What might've been for Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister?


Spoiler alert: If you haven't yet watched the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, you may want to avoid the following. You've been warned.

Though it's been a few weeks since the series finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, we're not quite finished learning the fate of the characters -- or the fate that never was. In a scene where Brienne of Tarth is adding Jaime Lannister's deeds into the White Book (the book that lists the accomplishments of the Kingsguard), some sharp-eared viewers noticed that the music sounded similar to music from Robb Stark and Talisa Maegyr's wedding in season 2. 

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"It's just a hint of what their relationship -- if they had stayed together, if he was still alive -- what it could have been," said Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi in an interview with Insider published Thursday. Djawadi confirmed that the season 8 song, called "The White Book," starts with the same melody as the season 2 wedding song, called "I Am Hers, She Is Mine."

This isn't the first time the touching scene has caught fans' attention. In addition to writing down her love's bravest moments, Twitter had some amusing ideas about what other notes Brienne might have jotted about the guy who loved her and left her. "Also note ... Ser Jaime hit it and quit it with Ser Brienne of Tarth," one user wrote.

So would Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister have ended up at the altar, tying a ribbon around their hands and doing the whole "I am hers and she is mine" bit? Discuss among yourselves. 

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Originally published June 13, 8:48 a.m. PT.
Update, 12:50 p.m.: Adds more reactions for the White Book scene.