There are few TV shows as massively popular as Game of Thrones. HBO's fantasy drama is slowly approaching its series finale, as the eighth and final season will begin filming through the summer. As such, the generation of fans have been theorizing about how the story of Westeros may end, especially those who have been following George R.R. Martin's novels for decades. Last season was a game changer for many of the beloved characters, including Bran Stark. With him now officially the Three Eyed Raven, the boy we knew and love all but disappeared. So is Bran Stark's mind truly gone?
CinemaBlend's Laura Hurley recently spoke to Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead-Wright. When asked if his character Bran was completely gone, he told us:
It looks like the original Bran Stark may be in there somewhere. But with his mind filled with all of Westeros' secrets and history, the boy simply had too much going on last season to truly connect with his siblings.
One of the most anticipated aspects of Game of Thrones Season 7 was the long awaited Stark reunion. And the season delivered; both Arya and Bran made their way back to Winterfell to reunite with Sansa. The trio of Starks managed to united by the season finale, where they executed Littlefinger based on his crimes. Unfortunately, we're still waiting for Jon to finally interact with Bran, and especially Arya.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright's comments are sure to a relief to the Game of Thrones fandom. Because while Bran became a more powerful force within the series, the actual character's personality suffered. His years of experience and development essentially disappeared, as he attempted to navigate his mind and powers. Hopefully his personality will come back soon, maybe with him finally coming to terms with Jamie's attack on him in the pilot.
Game of Thrones will likely return sometime in 2019. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch, and see if your favorite show got the chop with our cancellation list.
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