Did "Game of Thrones" just do a freaky crossover with Merida from "Brave"? It's just this whole idea that Bran has become a much smaller part of the character's brain, when before 100 percent of his head was taken up with being Bran Stark. Now, that's just one tiny file in a huge system. Instead, it's nearly certainly just a tip of the hat to the character, as the individual in the background undoubtedly looks like her.
"You'd think it would just short circuit. He acts utterly differently, and really any semblance of personality he used to have has gone". That has been his destiny from day one; this is where his story arc has been leading up to from the moment he got pushed out of that tower.
Most of the events that fans have been waiting for, like Jon Snow meeting Daenerys Targaryen, have happened in the first half of Season 7. "He's now an incredibly powerful character; having all the knowledge in the world puts you in a seriously advantageous position".
When a question was asked about Hodor, the late, beloved giant character who schlepped the paralyzed Bran around on his back for several seasons, a sort of sigh erupted from the crowd. The moment happens right after Arya reminds Brienne of her vow to Catelyn.
One fan, Redditor GrennsGal, thinks the legit ghost of Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) can be seen casually strolling around Winterfell in the background of this scene.
Was Lady Stoneheart in the latest episode of Game of Thrones?
Maybe - maybe - this is an intentional homage to the missing, undead book character, but that's about it. Game of Thrones is full of mysteries, secrets, and Easter eggs, but it's better than actually bringing a character back from the dead in the background.
Arya, Sansa, and Bran can warm themselves by the fire, but working some serious Children of the Corn vibes, Bran is a stone cold bastard that makes even those White Walkers look warm blooded.
Good - there's enough Bran left for him to kind of enjoy making Littlefinger uncomfortable.
Nonetheless, we'll let you have this, Lady Stoneheart enthusiasts.
Before this season started, Wright and the show's creators talked about how Brandon would be played, now that he's mostly been taken over by the Three-Eyed Raven persona.