Tyrion and Jaime’s relationship throughout Game of Thrones has been rocky, to say the least. Jaime’s loyalties have, for the most part, lied with Cersei, who isn’t Tyrion’s biggest fan. Still, brotherly love has often -- if not always -- prevailed. Tyrion’s decision to set his brother free (which, unfortunately didn’t go according to plan), appears to have been a call back to season 4, when Jaime freed Tyrion, allowing for the younger Lannister to kill Tywin (who totally had it coming). Who doesn’t love a full circle moment?
Not long after Tyrion and Jaime’s crushing heart-to-heart, Jaime appeared to meet his demise in the most perfectly imperfect way: by being buried in rubble with his one true love, Cersei Lannister (sorry, Brienne) in his arms. The pair got their own weird, but sweet, goodbye before the bricks fell, and Game of Thrones viewers weren’t exactly sure how to feel. Jaime survived a sword through the stomach just to die by his sister/sweetheart’s side.