I've just seen Jaime apologize to Bran for pushing him off the tower in Game of Thrones. When does Bran remember and how does Jaime discover Bran has remembered in the series?

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    I had assumed that Bran was lying about not remembering, to avoid having to explain what he saw and causing problems for his parents and potentially further attempts to murder him.
    – user
    Apr 23, 2019 at 16:31
  • When does, or why would, he forget? And why would Jamie think he ever forgot?
    – Mazura
    Apr 24, 2019 at 4:55
  • @Mazura Jamie probably assumes that Bran forgot, or else why did Bran not tell anyone?
    – Raj
    Apr 24, 2019 at 12:33
  • @Mazura I guess he assumed that the trauma of falling a long way and suffering life-changing injuries caused him to forget. People do sometimes forget the moments before a traumatic event.
    – user
    Apr 24, 2019 at 15:27
  • Prior to walking into Winterfell, there was nothing anyone could or would have done about it. A Lannister ate your baby, huh? Well, that's just too bad. - I think Jamie forgot about it, otherwise he wouldn't have been caught flatfooted staring at him.
    – Mazura
    Apr 25, 2019 at 3:01

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Since becoming the Three Eyed Raven, Bran has the ability to remember, well, everything that's ever happened in Westeros, including how he fell from the tower (although given that Sam was able to tell him some, ahem, surprising news, it seems that he doesn't just "know" everything in the past). Bran also has a habit of repeating things he never could have heard people say, just as a subtle way of saying "just so you know, I know". As he throws Bran from the window, Jaime quips to Cersei, "The things I do for love". When Bran paraphrases this line back to Jaime while staring him in the eye in S8e2, it becomes clear to Jaime that Bran knows what happened.

He does something similar with Littlefinger, quoting "chaos is a ladder" at him, despite it being impossible for him to have heard the original conversation.

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    That's not true. Bran doesn't remember everything ever, he has the ability to witness things at will; but he doesn't know things he hasn't had cause to observe. In the books, he can observe it as long as it was in front of a weirwood, but I don't recall a weirwood being at the Tower of Joy. Apr 22, 2019 at 23:25
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    A couple of points - I think Jaime says "the things I do for love" just before pushing Bran. And I think the quote he gives to Littlefinger is "I told you not to trust me". (Maybe he gives two...) Apr 23, 2019 at 11:21
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    @AzorAhai It seemed to me that Bran has the ability to pretty much recall any event at will. I'm not saying he has watched all of Westeros' history play out, but he has the ability to remember any of it. Not sure that his ability is linked to the weirwoods in the show - he seems to view events that don't take place within sight of a weirwood. Apr 23, 2019 at 13:10
  • @GrimmTheOpiner Bran's quote "I told you not to trust me" was during Littlefinger's trial right before he died. "Chaos is a ladder" was divulged to Littlefinger earlier.
    – Arthur
    Apr 23, 2019 at 14:27
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    @PoloHoleSet "The answerer isn't saying that Bran automatically knows everything, as much as has access to anything he wants" I don't think the answer is clear on that, that's all. Apr 23, 2019 at 16:14

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