Game of Thrones: Bran Stark’s journey to season 8

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Pictured: Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark and Vladimir Furdik as The Night KingCredit: Courtesy HBO
Pictured: Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark and Vladimir Furdik as The Night KingCredit: Courtesy HBO /

Season 5

Bran wasn’t in this season. We can assume that he was just chilling with the Three-Eyed Raven learning and stuff.

Season 6

Bran is training under the Three-Eyed Raven, and he is going and viewing things from the past. Specifically his aunt Lyanna as a young girl with a young Hodor, whose name is actually Wylis.

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In another vision, Bran gets to view the events of the Tower of Joy, which happened toward the end of Robert’s Rebellion. He watches as his father runs into the tower to find Lyanna, and he calls out to him, and it seems as though Ned heard him.

Later, they go back even further in time to watch as the Children of the Forest create the first White Walker. This was because they wanted to prevent men from destroying all their weirwood trees.

Without the permission of The Three-Eyed Raven, Bran connects to the weirwood and sees the army of wights and white walkers. And shockingly, the Night King is able to intercept the vision and touch Bran.

Since the Night King touched Bran, he’s able to locate them, and the magic won’t be able to keep him out because the two are now connected. The Night King arrives at the weirwood tree while Bran is in a vision with the Raven. Meera begs Bran to warg into Hodor. They run to escape as the wights start killing. They run, and the Night King kills the Three-Eyed Raven, which ends the vision with Bran.

Meera, carrying Bran’s unconscious body, and Hodor make it out, and Meera commands Hodor to hold the door. As she’s screaming “hold the door” Bran watches in the vision as young Wylis collapses to the ground, in a seizure, repeating that phrase, until Hodor is created.  Hodor is killed.

Meera drags him through the woods as they are chased by wights, and then just as the situation looks dire, they are rescued by his Uncle Benjen. He was stabbed by a White Walker, but saved by the Children of the Forest before he could become a wight. He tells Bran that he’s the new Three-Eyed Raven, and takes them to the wall.

In a final vision of the season, he returns to the Tower of Joy where he watches Ned find Lyanna, where she had just given birth to a son. She hands the baby to Ned and tells him to protect the baby from Robert. Bran realizes the baby is Jon Snow.

Bran Stark, Myra Reed and Uncle Benjen Stark on Game of Thrones
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Season 7

Once at the Wall, they convince the Night’s Watch Commander of Bran’s identity and take them to Castle Black. Later, they travel down to Winterfell where Bran is reunited with Sansa. She assumes he’ll be Lord of Winterfell now, but he says he’s the Three-Eyed Raven, and talks about her wedding to Ramsey, and Sansa is unsettled.

Later, he meets up with Littlefinger who gives him the dagger of valyrian steel that was used in the assassination plot against him. Bran has no interest in the dagger, and then prattles off about all the schemes Petyr has been up to in the last few years. Littlefinger is stunned.

Meera tells Bran she’s leaving, and he thanks her for her service, which upsets her. She reminds him of all the people who died for him, and he basically just shrugs his shoulders. Reminding her that he’s not Bran Stark anymore.

Arya arrives and when she is reunited with him, he tells her he’s surprised she’s not killing Cersei in King’s Landing.

After witnessing Arya kill Littlefinger, Bran is joined by Samwell Tarly, he explains his abilities to Sam, and then says that Jon is on his way back to Winterfell. Oh, and by the way, Jon is the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, which makes him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.

The final scene of the season is courtesy of one of his visions through his flock of ravens. He watches as the Night King destroys part of the wall using his undead Viserion, and the army is able to start their march south.

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Where do you think Bran’s journey will go in these final 6 episodes? Will he be the one to tell Jon his true parentage? Let us know in the comments below.

Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c on HBO