Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2

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It was mostly sad times at Winterfell in "Game of Thrones" Season 8, Episode 2, but one character added levity to every scene he was in.

If you haven't seen the episode yet, consider yourself warned that there are spoilers ahead!

Episode 2 reunited nearly all of the hit fantasy drama's major players, but Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) was the scene-stealer. He created hilarious moments in an emotional episode in which every character was preparing for their probable death. The giant-suckling man was the bright spot we needed.

Tormund had multiple shining moments. Not only did he have a touching reunion with Jon Snow (Kit Harington), he continued his pursuit of "the big woman," a.k.a. Ser Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), inspired her knighting, and told a downright bizarre story about how he grew so big and strong. Brienne might not have been impressed, but fans were, as their tweets show.





























What did we do to deserve Tormund? We need to make sure we keep doing it.

"Game of Thrones" Season 8 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.