- Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season eight, episode one, “Winterfell.”
- Many major characters had emotional or meaningful reunions on the eighth season premiere.
- Here’s a complete guide to all those relationships, including the last time those characters had seen each other.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” returned Sunday night with a dramatic and very sentimental season eight premiere.
Many major characters were reunited for the first time in many years — and, for fans, many seasons. Family members embraced and old friends bantered playfully.
Keep reading to understand the relationships, why they matter, and see the last time those characters had seen each other onscreen.
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Jon Snow has a tender moment with his supposed half-brother, Bran Stark.
The newest episode begins with Jon Snow’s arrival back home in Winterfell, riding alongside Daenerys Targaryen and her army.
As soon as Jon passes through Winterfell’s familiar gates, he rushes over to Bran Stark and plants a protective, brotherly kiss on his forehead.
“Look at you,” Jon says. “You’re a man.”
“Almost,” Bran replies.
Jon hadn’t seen Bran since the beginning of season one, when the little lord was in a coma.
Jon said goodbye to Bran — who was in a coma after Jaime Lannister pushed him out a window — before Jon left to join the Night’s Watch.
“I know we always talked about seeing the Wall together. But you’ll be able to visit me at Castle Black when you’re better,” he said to Bran, unsure of whether Bran would even survive his fall. “We can go out walking beyond the Wall, if you’re not afraid.”
In a strikingly similar moment, Jon even gave Bran a kiss on the forehead.
Jon also has a sweet moment with Sansa Stark — before tensions flare.
Though they’re happy to see each other, Jon and Sansa go on to have some disagreements on this episode.