♫ Wildling, you make my heart sing / You make everything groovy. ♫
Before this season of Game of Thrones, the only ship I truly cared about was Boaty McBoatface, but the residents of Westeros have always had a way of tugging at my heartstrings in unexpected ways. And though we are all devastated by the SPOILER tragedy of past and present Hodor, there were at least some moments of much-needed levity in last night’s episode, courtesy of Tormund’s raging crush on Brienne, Bae-nne of Tarth.
To celebrate this budding romance, I have crafted the above playlist which features Fleetwood Mac’s “Big Love,” The Troggs’ “Wild Thing” TLC’s “No Scrubs,” Pat Benatar’s “Love Is A Battlefield” and many more absurdly apt songs about the early stages of this flirtation. Sure, Brienne isn’t having it right now, but like all things in Game Of Thrones, it will just take a little more time.
Will Bran use his fate-deciding powers to bring these two warriors together? (Probably not.)
Matt Grosinger is the music editor of Nerdist, and definitely didn’t cry last night when Hodor was the biggest hero of the episode.