There have been plenty of devastating turning points in the current final series of Game Of Thrones and one of the most heartbreaking moments (deaths aside) came when Jaime Lannister turned his back on Brienne of Tarth in episode four.
Shortly after bedding Brienne, suggesting he finally viewed her as more than just a pal, Jaime left Winterfell in the dead of the night, only explaining himself and saying goodbye to Brienne when she followed him to the courtyard.
As he rode away, Brienne – a fan favourite who has consistently been one of the most measured, focussed characters – burst into tears... as did we, to be honest.
And now, the episode’s director David Nutter has revealed the words he got Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to say in order for Brienne (played by Gwendoline Christie) to cry.
We’re warning you now, it’s brutal.
Speaking to Collider, David explained: “When I was shooting Gwendoline’s close-up, what I asked Nikolaj to do is, I asked him to say — after he finished his dialogue — tell her, ‘I don’t love you anymore’.
“And basically, Brienne is such a sensitive person, as is Gwendoline, that’s basically the thing that he’s saying… but he’s not saying it too directly.
“So I basically had him say it off camera and when he did that, she basically lost it completely and that’s the reaction that was actually kind of recorded at that point.”
See what we mean?
There has been debate over Jaime’s motivations in heading back to Cersei, and some fans have claimed he might not be letting Brienne down after all, and could be going back to kill his sister (and fulfil that Valonqar prophecy after all).
Unfortunately, we’ll all just have to wait and see what happens in the final two episodes of the show, which have already been teased by Daenerys Targaryen actress Emilia Clake.
Speaking last week, she claimed the penultimate instalment (which airs on Monday) is “even bigger” than The Long Night, which featured the Battle of Winterfell.
“Find the biggest TV you can,” she urged.