It’s not new information that since becoming the Three-Eyed Raven Bran Stark has turned into a total creep, but in the return episode of Game of Thrones, Bran reaches new heights of creepiness. He spends all his time, sitting in the courtyard, waiting for his “old friend”, and generally saying creepy things and being creepy to everyone. I LOVE IT. I am 100% here for Creepy Bran.
Why? Well it’s funny, for one thing. One of the best lines in the episode is Sam on Bran, “Bran has…whatever Bran has.”
No one really knows what his whole Three-Eyed Raven deal is, and the show plays that as humorous, which for now, IT IS, and as I mentioned before, this show needs its pockets of humor. It also sets up double-edged dialogue, like Jon saying to Bran, “You’re a man!” and Bran replying, “Almost.” Obviously, Jon takes that as a reference to Bran’s state in the wheelchair, but we the audience know it’s true—Bran isn’t really a man anymore. And he’s not really a Stark anymore. He IS less Jon’s brother than Samwell Tarly, because Bran is losing his humanity. He might, in fact, already have lost it altogether and just playing along with the “Brandon Stark” role because he needs to set things in motion for the fight to come. I tend to think Bran Stark is already gone, and the Three-Eyed Raven is too nice to tell everyone he’s more or less dead.
But also, this new, post-Bran creepster is basically every tea-sipping GIF known to the internet. Drogon is a total drama queen, always making the big entrance and showing off and LOVING IT, but don’t forget Bran (“Bran”) is over here, quietly waiting to pour scalding-hot tea on everybody. Remember the time he spilled tea on Littlefinger? And now Jaime Lannister is walking into The Three-Eyed Raven’s Tea Hut & Gossip Emporium. Honestly, we smut hounds should be Team Three-Eyed Raven because it seems like the entire job of the Three-Eyed Raven is to keep all the gossip of Westeros and wait until the absolute most dramatic moment to start dropping the hot goss on everyone.