It was the moment every Game of Thrones fan has been waiting for: Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow met face-to-face. For the first time. Ever.
And they didn’t like each other very much… or did they? There definitely seemed to be a little eye-flirting there to me.
Let me qualify this before the comments roll in. I don’t mean “eye-flirt” like they loved each other at first sight and everything is going to end happily ever after. Yes, I know this is Game of Thrones we’re watching. I mean eye-flirt like there was a moment on those cliffs when Daenerys sized up Jon before he walked away, and she totally didn’t hate what she saw.
And, yes, I think there’s a good chance they’ll become more than allies too. It’s worth remembering that Jon Snow is Daenerys’ nephew since we found out last season his true father is Daenerys’ late brother, Rhaegar Targaryen, so even though these two are related, things could get sexy very quickly — which isn’t exactly weird for Game of Thrones — there’s precedent. I mean… we did see Jaime and Cersei get their freak on. This is a series that isn’t afraid of showing incestuous relationships. It wouldn’t exactly be a surprise if Jon and Daenerys took a page out of the Lannister playbook considering the Targaryens regularly practiced incest to keep their bloodline pure.
That being said, I think this meeting was a strong start to a strong future of amazing scenes between Daenerys and Jon. It kind of harkened back to the days of Ygritte with the way Daenerys handled him. “You better get to work, Jon Snow,” Daenerys tells him in their final on-screen moment together this episode. I mean, Ygritte? Is that you?
Ygritte never had to ask Jon Snow to "bend the knee", he did so willingly. #GameOfThrones
— Ygritte (@YgritteTheWild) July 31, 2017
We all know how Jon Snow feels about a lady telling him what to do. Also, not gonna lie, I ‘ship it.
More than the meeting between Daenerys and Jon, I’m so interested to see how the dragons will react to Jon. Will they recognize him as a Targaryen? Maybe he won’t even need Bran to discover his true parentage.
Also, side note: Can we talk about this…
It takes Jon 1 ep to go far south.
White Walkers have been heading south for 7 seasons and haven't hit the Wall yet. #GameofThrones
— Mark Alvarado (@FineHijinx) July 31, 2017
I know there is a lot of space north of The Wall, but come on now. This timeline thing is getting a bit out of control.