Want a little ray of hope to look forward to?
Director: Michelle Maclaren
Writer: Bryan Cogman
You know what they worked on last season?
Michelle Maclaren directed The Bear and The Maiden Fair.
Bryan Cogman wrote Kissed by Fire
Don’t remember them?
"We wanted to plant a little seed here. For the first time, she addresses him as "Ser Jaime", and that doesn’t go unnoticed. I think what we’re trying to do is put a little spark between the two. Whether it’s romantic or not, we don’t know yet, but there’s some caring. She saved his life, and what they’ve gone through now has taken it to another stage. From being enemies to being friends…and potentially more." - Michelle Maclaren
"They’re not Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie in terms of chemistry."
"Ladies and Gentlemen the greatest scene in television history" -Bryan Cogman (okay I can’t remember the exact quote but he fangirled all through the bath scene)
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
This means that going by the theory that GRRM is writing the Purple Wedding episode, he will be writing episode 4x02. Considering Brienne is supposed to start her journey this season, it isn’t hard to imagine the oathkeeper scene coming in after the Purple Wedding (like in the books) but early enough for there to be at least a couple episodes with scenes of her and pod travelling. Which means that logically Oathkeeper could happen during 4x04.
That D&D might have just given the two biggest Jaime and Brienne shipping crew members the episode with the most shiptastic scene to write and direct.
I. Is. excited.