Game of Thrones’ episode Book of the Stranger saw reunion of Jon and Sansa but the show decided to add some humor to an otherwise emotional moment. Tormund showed us some of his traditional wildling flirting skills as he kept taking one big bite of meat after another while staring lustfully at Brienne of Tarth. This unlikely pairing of course drew some hilarious fan reactions as fans quickly began their ‘shipping’ of the duo with some excellent memes and videos. Check out some of these below.
Episode director Dan Sackheim however, is surprise by the fan reaction. He tells Tech Insider:
“Honestly, I’m surprised anyone even noticed. I mean it was meant to be a little grace note, and the fact that it’s blown up with the buzz it has on the internet and on the blogosphere is kind of shocking to me.”
“I think it’s great, and it was certainly a fun moment to direct. It’s cool because they’re two characters who are sort of expressly cut off from emotions. Certainly [Brienne] is. She’s not particularly forthcoming or feminine. She’s all about her charge, her duty, her responsibility, and you hardly ever get to see her as person… Tormund, you know, he’s a f—ing wildling The notion of these two unlikely people coming together, I think it’s very cool. I’m very grateful that I got the chance to direct a little bit of humor in both ‘Oathbreaker’ and ‘The Book of the Stranger.'”