Jaime/Brienne – Game of Thrones
Why We Ship It: I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with my colleague Erin in her earlier slide. Brienne’s affections are most definitely not waning on Jaime. If anything they were reinforced in season 6. Jaime even repeated his iconic line “The things we do for love.” All why outside the tent Bronn (Jerome Flynn) made suggested comments about what they were doing in there. These two love each other!
It started all the back in season two when they bickered and name called on their way to King’s Landing. Jaime grew to respect Brienne both as a knight and a woman. He loses his freaking hand preventing her rape (never forget! No matter how badly the writer’s botch his character!). He gifts her the other half of Ice (though it should be noted he now carries the half that was given to Joffrey) and armor that actually fits. But most significantly he tells her the truth about that horrible nickname of his. And it was incredibly significant that Jaime returned for her after he was granted his freedom, only to find her in a pit with a bear. He jumps in front of her (and remember he has no sword hand at this point) to protect her and they get out of there by working together. It was stupid and thoughtless and just the kind of thing you do for love.