One of the best storylines to come out of “Game of Thrones” Season 6 is the perhaps budding romance between Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). Fans have been over the moon about the potential relationship. As Hivju tells Vulture, “When there’s so much darkness, if you give a piece of light, they grab it with both hands.”
Hivju says he loves the fan art he’s been seeing online in support of “Briemund the Tarth Bane” and adds that he thinks the couple needs their own spinoff.
“What we should do is make an Internet series about Brienne and Tormund and their life together. We need our own show,” says the actor.
If you listen carefully, you can hear millions of “Game of Thrones” fans shouting, “Yes, yes, 1000 times yes!”
But Zap2it’s question is what do those webisodes look like? Here are three ideas.
1. The hands-on approach
This is a classic rom-com situation where the man shows the woman how to do something — putt a golf ball, swing a baseball bat, etc. In this instance, however, as Tormund is obviously the smitten kitten, the bonus webisode content would be him pretending not to know some combat move and asking Brienne to show him.
As Hivju says in the interview, “If you get those two characters together, you don’t know who would be the more masculine of the two of them. In some ways, I feel like the feminine part of that relationship. It’s the peak of emancipation!”
2. The set-up
Perhaps two of Briemund’s friends should set them up. Imagine a five-minute webisode in which Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Sansa (Sophie Turner) realize that Tormund and Brienne belong together, so they conspire “Parent Trap”-style to set their friends up on a romantic date through trickery and deception. Hey, it worked for Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith …
… but instead of a sexy dinner date, it would be hunting a wild animal or preparing weapons for battle. They both reach for the same stone to sharpen their swords, their hands touch and the rest is history.
3. The climactic battle
The “Battle of the Bastards” is coming up, which would be a perfect high-stakes situation to reunite Brienne and Tormund. In the webisode bonus content, Torienne saves each other’s bacon on the battlefield and fall into a lusty tableau fueled by the raging adrenaline of the fight when Jon Snow emerges victorious (because he is going to emerge victorious, please God let him emerge victorious).