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Game of Thrones editors cut scene proving just how useful Bran was to Sansa

Because of course they did

Bran in Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale. Helen Sloan/HBO

Up until the very end of the season, it felt like Bran spent the majority of his time on Game of Thrones this year telling everyone he could that was the Three-Eyed Raven.

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 7.]

When Bran and Sansa were first reunited this season, there was a moment shared between the two that can only be described as awkward. Standing in the cold, snowy courtyard, Bran told his sister that he was no longer a member of the Stark family. Upon informing Sansa that he was the Three-Eyed Raven, Sansa gave him a questionable look, but as a loving older sister, allowed him to believe in the fantasy he had set for himself.

Remember this moment, when Bran told Sansa he was the Three-Eyed Raven? The reaction expressed on her says everything.

Sansa responded that she didn’t know what that was — a confession that other characters would admit to Bran throughout the season — and went about her way.

That doesn’t mean Sansa ever forgot about her brother’s new ability, though. In an interview with Variety, actor Isaac Hempstead Wright said Bran had a very important scene with Sansa leading up to that significant moment in the finale that was cut. Hempstead Wright said it was a conversation between the two characters that led to Sansa calling a council meeting and accusing Littlefinger of murder, extortion and a laundry list full of other crimes.

We actually did a scene that clearly got cut, a short scene with Sansa where she knocks on Bran’s door and says, “I need your help,” or something along those lines. So basically, as far as I know, the story was that it suddenly occurred to Sansa that she had a huge CCTV department at her discretion and it might be a good idea to check with him first before she guts her own sister. So she goes to Bran, and Bran tells her everything she needs to know, and she’s like, “Oh, s—.”

In the finale, Bran’s involvement in Littlefinger’s death is still important — he’s the one who recalls a vivid memory and confirms his treacherous deeds — but this scene would have been very interesting to see play out.

We’re not sure when Game of Thrones will return, but chances are it won’t be before 2019. If only we had a Three-Eyed Raven to tell us.

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