Jon Snow and Daenerys May Have Just Changed the Course of Westeros History
Turns out Jon Snow wasn't 'too little' for Daenerys after all.
[This article contains spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 7 "The Dragon and the Wolf." Proceed at your own peril.]
Well, that escalated quickly.
In Game of Thrones Season 7's penultimate episode, viewers saw Jon Snow and Daenerys getting closer than ever following the tragic loss of Dany's dragon, Viserion. The group's journey North to kidnap a wight for Cersei was a daunting event that nearly took Jon's life. It seems it was meant to be, though, as Jon (though bed-ridden) "bent the knee" after she saved their lives. They chatted, they softened, and as Dany sat at the side of Jon's bed, they held hands. It's no surprise, then, that in finale "The Dragon and the Wolf," the two got closer than ever, and maybe just maybe saved the Targaryen line.
On the long trek to White Harbor, where Daenerys and Jon will address Winterfell as one, it doesn't take long for Daenerys and Jon to bond in the best of ways. Yes, Jonerys 'shippers, everything has changed: Dany and Jon consummate their relationship — whatever that relationship may be — on the very long boat ride.
Beyond two hotties getting weird, though, are major implications: Daenerys and Jon Snow being the last remaining Targaryens, her pregnancy would mean the continuation of the great house, and more importantly, the continuation of dragons.
That's not to say dragons are always used for good...
...but they have played a vital role in keeping "the good guy" safe for several seasons.
But the Mother of Dragons is barren, you say? Not so fast. Head here to see why we think she's not so infertile after all.
Conveniently, over at Winterfell, Sam and Bran (who definitely knew all along, thanks a lot, Bran) are simultaneously confirming that Jon is, in fact, Aegon Targaryen — son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and the first Targaryen in line for the throne.
This will assuredly get complicated once Daenerys and Jon find out. Not that incestuous relationships are strange to this society, but we could see Jon taking pause once he realizes he's had intimate relations with his own aunt. Daenerys, on the other hand, has made all her decisions based on the premise that she is due the Iron Throne. Will they work out the possible competition, or will Daenerys immediately see Jon as a threat?
Don't worry, only 1.5 years until we find out.