It’s official, “Game of Thrones” fans. The moment you’ve waited six long seasons for is finally slated to take place in Season 7 of the HBO original series.
Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) will finally come face-to-face. Fans in Basque Country, Spain, have been keeping a close eye on the set, snapping photos when possible and trying to piece together what “Game of Thrones” writers have come up with for Season 7. On Sunday they struck gold, snapping pictures of Harrington and Clarke standing before a small wall with a green screen not far away.
The nature of their meeting is not clear, though it does not appear to be contentious. Photos and videos show the two calmly standing together and speaking while looking out from beyond a short wall. Other photos show Jon with Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), discussing something while the Mother of Dragons’ men stand guard above them.
Clarke took a jab at the “sneaky paps” spying on filming in an Instagram post early Sunday. The photo showed her dressed as Daenerys standing beside two men in Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Squarepants costumes. In the caption she joked that her photo “contains spoilers” among other things. Clarke even suggests that her picture contained clues about who “Jon Snow’s mum” is, though “Game of Thrones” fans know that was revealed in Season 6.
Confirmation of Jon and Daenerys’ meeting comes just days after it was revealed that “Game of Thrones” was slated to temporarily move filming to Spain. The original report came from Los Siete Reinos, a Spanish-language “Game of Thrones” fan site. The blog reported that shoots had been scheduled for several coastal areas, including Itzurun in Zumaia, Muriola in Barrika and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Bermeo. It was believed that some of the locations were being scouted as places for Daenerys’ army to disperse after making the decision to split into smaller groups. The site now speculates that all the footage taken in these locations will be cut together to make it appear as one. It is believed that the rocky costal location is intended to be Dragonstone, an ancient city once overrun with Targaryens.
Los Siete Reinos also reported that Harrington would be flying out to Basque in the weeks to come. This fact lead to much speculation about whether Jon and Daenerys, who don’t know they’re related, would finally face-off. Filming was thought to be kicking off in Spain on Oct. 26, though it is clearly already underway.
“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO in 2017.