Family reunions come with loads of anticipation. Questions like will that one uncle enjoy himself perhaps too much and which family member will get overly emotional first? The more time between a family reunion the more anticipation builds. But on this season of “Game of Thrones,” the anticipation is of a different variety.
As the Stark children continue to meet one another after experiencing traumatic time apart, the sight of a familiar friendly face could move the coldest hearts to tears. Unfortunately for Sansa, her family happens to include Bran Stark. Now every family has their own Bran. The weird, moody adolescent who just discovered what “cynical” means and loves describing himself as such. The kid who reads poststructuralist philosophy, maybe some Nietzsche, and wants to tell you how the world actually is.
Bran is that cousin who just started smoking weed and claims he “rips mad bong, bro.” He’s kind of like Jaden Smith, really.
I put Jaden Smith tweets on Bran Stark and it checks out pic.twitter.com/8X0I1wmXFP
— Dan Angelucci (@lucciinthesky) July 31, 2017
In “Game of Thrones” actuality, this is kind of true! Bran Stark has been hanging beyond the wall with magical fairy-children consuming hallucinogenic weirwood paste inducing his all-seeing vision, where past, present, and future meld together, and wow it’s really weird to describe what happens in this show out of context.
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But the internet couldn’t help poking fun at Bran’s recent arrival to Winterfell where he acted strange, high, and highly strange in reuniting with his sister. Bran’s defense: He’s the Three-Eyed Raven now.
Why is Bran Stark aging into an exact average of all four Beatles pic.twitter.com/vfibn3elvk
— Face (@Arr) July 31, 2017
ugh, Bran's back from Oberlin
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) July 31, 2017
Lovely that Bran Stark is now basically my teen cousin who got all moody because he saw Donnie Darko & smoked one cigarette
— Helena Bottom-Farter (@solikebasically) July 31, 2017
Bran Stark pic.twitter.com/OQStak8CrY
— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) July 31, 2017
"how to ruin a reunion and bring up a horrifying experience of Sansa's life to her face in under 30 seconds". A story by Bran Stark. pic.twitter.com/RjA4pyAWCP
— sksksksksksksksksk (@SophieTurntits) July 31, 2017
I feel like Bran could've more articulately explained his deal to Sansa
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 1, 2017
Maybe it’s time to take a break from the weirwood paste there, bud. There is such a thing as being too woke and it’s Bran. Go back to sleep, man. You’re ruining reality for the rest of us.