Incest has always been a thing on Game of Thrones, but tonight’s Season 7 finale made it an integral plot point. And I don’t really care about the stigma probably as much as I should. There. I said it. Don’t even try to say you don’t feel the same.
Warning: Do not continue reading unless you’ve seen the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale. And if you haven’t watched the episode yet, then what the hell are you doing trolling the internet? Please pause, watch immediately, then kindly return to this article.
So, Jon and Daenerys consummated their Season 7 flirt-off, and it was admittedly rewarding. Though, my excitement over their excitement was dampened by the fact that the sex scene was intercut with scenes of Bran and Sam’s revelation that Jon Snow is actually not Jon Snow at all but Aegon Targaryen. OMFG. I mean, I already knew that thanks to Gilly, but whatevs Sam. He’s late to the party and raining on my Jon and Dany parade.
Aside from the whole incest thing, another lovely fact also put a damper on one of the hottest scenes in Game of Thrones‘ history: Daenerys might not be infertile after all.
Oh, yes, my fine friends, that’s a thing. You can read about the entire theory in all its glory, but it basically suggests that Daenerys can actually get pregnant and she just misinterpreted Mirri Maz Duur’s prophecy all the way back in Season 1. So is the whole insane Targaryen line about to begin again?
Now that there’s all this foreshadowing to Jon and Daenerys having a lasting legacy together in the form of a crazy little silver-haired clan, fans are convinced there are going to be two pregnant queens in Season 8.
On a scale of 1 to pregnant, how pregnant do you think Dany is gonna be by the time this series ends? #GameOfThrones
— Katie Driesbach (@kdriesbach3947) August 27, 2017
Daenerys: I can't have children.
Jon: Hold my Dragonglass #GameOfThrones
— Amy (@Amy_Dess) August 28, 2017
Hey #GameOfThrones thanks for the 2 pregnant-by-incest queens but you had me at the 3 eunuchs joining the same army.
— luis (@LeVancouverite) August 28, 2017
— Brandon Lewis (@blewis1103) August 28, 2017
— Hopeful Sloth (@ActivistSloth) August 28, 2017
Jon: “You say you can’t get pregnant?”
Dany: “Yeah, witch said.”
Jon: “Was there, maybe, an incest exemption?” #GameofThrones
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) August 28, 2017
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 28, 2017
Prediction: Daenarys can only get pregnant by another Targaryen. #GameOfThrones
— Gwendolen Crane (@GwendolenCrane) August 28, 2017
— Kalief Browder (@TilWeOverdoze) August 28, 2017
What's better than one, pregnant, incest queen?
Two… two, pregnant, incest, queens #GameOfThrones
— Benjamin Peden (@peden_benjamin) August 28, 2017
Also, this about sums up my feels at the end of the finale.
Please don’t let Tormund be dead. Is that too much wishful thinking?