By now it’s clear that “Game of Thrones” fans will be seeing Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen come together in the HBO original series’ seventh season. It is not clear, however, what the nature of their meeting will be.
Fan photos continue to be released from filming in Basque Country, Spain — believed to be serving as Dragonstone, an oceanside city once filled with Targaryens — helping thronies put together the pieces little by little while awaiting the show’s return in 2017. The most recent photos, published by spoiler group Watchers on the Wall, show Jon (Kit Harington) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) bonding with her dragons. While it’s difficult to tell from far-away still photos, some fans believe seeing Jon, the Mother of Dragons and her babies together provides serious context into what’s to come in Season 7.
Other pictures suggest Jon, Daenerys and her dragons will be in good company when “Game of Thrones” returns. On Oct. 27, Celebuzz published photos of Jon and Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) having what appears to be a serious conversation while looking out over the water from the side of a cliff. Members of Daenerys’ army are situated nearby, standing guard. Additionally, it seems Gendry (Joe Dempsie), Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) and Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) will turn up in Dragonstone at some point as well.
Below are five things that could happen when Jon and Daenerys come together in Season 7 based on photos and fan theories:
Jon May Be The One To Make Daenerys Aware Of Their Connection:
Last month Watchers on the Wall obtained photos of Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) on the “Game of Thrones” set together. Many fans took this, coupled with reports that Harington was due to arrive on the same set later that day, as a sign that the Stark children will reunite in Season 7.
Should they all come together it’s likely that Bran, now acting as the Three-Eyed Raven, will share with Jon was he learned about his mother and father in Season 6, episode 10 while visiting the Tower of Joy. Not only is his mother not a lowly commoner like he’d been lead to believe all his life, but his father is not Ned Stark (Sean Bean). Jon is actually the product of Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) and Rhaegar Targaryen, meaning he and Daenerys are related. If it’s true that Harington was filming with both his “Game of Thrones” siblings and Daenerys, it is highly likely that all parties involved will finally be made aware of the truth about the R + L = J theory once and for all, which has the potential change the course of events throughout Season 7 and Season 8.
Thronies May Finally Learn More About Daenerys’ Past And The Targaryens:
In September, an Instagram post from singer Devin Oliver sent “Game of Thrones” fans into a frenzy. The musician shared a still of himself sporting bleach blonde hair and wielding a bow and arrow. In the caption he claimed to have landed a role on the HBO series, which lead some to believe he may be playing Jon’s father, Rhaegar Targaryen. The character has never been seen on the show before, but may finally get some screentime if Bran is able to share the news about Jon’s lineage.
It is also telling that a portion of Season 7 is filmed in what Los Siete Reinos speculates is Dragonstone. The fictional city is said to have once been overrun with Targaryens, which may lend itself to some flashbacks from the past if “Game of Thrones” viewers are lucky.
Jon Will Likely Not Be Pleased About Daenerys’ Alliance With Theon Greyjoy:
When “Game of Thrones” began in 2011, Jon and Theon were being brought up alongside the Stark children. Theon was a close friend of Robb Stark’s (Richard Madden) until his jealousy over titles and not being viewed as a part of the Stark family took control of him. He returned to the Iron Islands, where he believed his father would accept him with open arms and help him to take the Iron Throne. Instead he is seen as a joke, which forces him to do his own fighting. His inexperience coupled with his blind quest for power ultimately lead to Robb’s death and his capture by Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon). While living under the tyrannical rule of the bastard of House Bolton, Theon was a slave and essentially help keep Sansa (Sophie Turner) captive there as well.
Jon has never been one to forgive and forget and, if photos published by Celebuzz are any indication, he will be none too happy to see Theon when he arrives in Dragonstone. Fans were able to snag pictures that show Jon pulling his former friend by the collar of his shirt, staring him in the eye as he speaks to him. Although the pair have quite the history, Jon may be forced to look past it all in favor of the greater good.
“Game Of Thrones” Viewers May Be Treated To New Information About Daenerys’ Dragons:
The recent photos of Jon and Daenerys with the dragons has lead fans to do some digging into popular theories about the show. Watchers on the Wall suggested that the dragon Jon is seen petting in one of the pictures is Rhaegal — named after his father, Rhaegar. A theory born from author George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels states that Daenerys’ dragon “has three heads.” Thronies believe this idea will be represented symbolically in Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” as the three Targaryen riders who will, in time, use the dragons to defeat the White Walkers. The three riders are believed to be Daenerys, Jon and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage).
There is not currently any evidence in the show to support theories that Tyrion is a Targaryen, but that hasn’t stopped Thronies from speculating based on Martin’s books. In the novels the character bares more of a resemblance to Daenerys and the rest of her family and is obsessed with dragons. Additionally, the Mad King is said to have had his way with Tyrion’s mother during his lifetime, which furthers the possibility of him having been the result of the relationship. The last, and perhaps most poignant clue to Jon, Daenerys and Tyrion being related is that in the books all three lost their mother during childbirth. While it could be a coincidence, we’re crossing our fingers for a link.
The Trio Could Take On The White Walkers And, With Any Luck, Cersei Lannister:
Multiple theories point to Jon, Daenerys and Tyrion using her dragons to take on the army of White Walkers threatening to attack the Seven Kingdoms. While “Game of Thrones” fans would love to see an end to that threat, there is another currently seated on the Iron Throne.
In Season 6, Cersei wiped out the High Sparrow (Jonathan Price), along with her daughter-in-law Margaery (Natalie Dormer), the rest of the Tyrell family and dozens of other locals using wild fire. Her son Tommen Baratheon (Dean-Charles Chapman) then took his own life, leaving the Iron Throne with no ruler. With no one to tell her otherwise, Cersei took the title for herself, shocking brother/lover Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Tyrion is currently on the run from Cersei, who vowed to have his head after learning that he’d killed their father. Jon is an enemy for a number of reasons, not the least being the fact that Cersei aided in torturing Sansa for years all the while refusing to allow her to marry Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). Daenerys and Cersei have never met, but with the Mother of Dragons vying for Cersei’s current title, they are sure to have issues.
We remain hopeful that Season 7 will be the one where Cersei — one of the most notorious villains on “Game of Thrones” — gets her just desserts.
The HBO original series returns with seven new episodes in 2017. What do you want to see happen when Jon and Daenerys finally meet?