Spoiler before "Winterfell", Episode 1 of Game of Thrones Season 8.
In the premiere of Season 8 of Game of Thrones the audience finally came The payout of a Mystery fans has been wondering for years what was confirmed in Season 7: Jon Snow is not outrageous, he is the descendant of a Targaryen king and the true heir to the Iron Throne of Westeros. (That's if you disregard the Baratheon takeover of the throne and the subsequent Lannister rule.) Although Sam and Bran assembled the truth about Jon's parents last season, Jon himself has no idea and has inadvertently involved in incest by sleeping with Daenerys Targaryen, his aunt.
Although it was extremely satisfying to hear Sam tell the truth about his heritage, Jon's immediate response to this truth raises some questions. His first reaction is the rejection of his sovereignty. He gave up being king when he bent his knee. As the good, law-abiding citizen he has always been, Jon finds it a betrayal to think otherwise.
Sam's answer to this is quite epic: "It's the truth, you gave up your crown to save your people, would you do the same?" This revelation comes after Sam tells Jon that Daenerys Sam & # 39; s Father Randyll Tarly and brother Dickon Tarly executed because they did not bow their knees, lacking the mercy that Jon had shown several times in the past when he was in the position of deciding whether to execute or spare people. And Jon apparently had no idea that Daenerys was capable of such recklessness.
Jon now has to decide whether to continue obeying Daenerys or announcing his inheritance and allowing his people to follow him as king and possible heirs of the Iron Throne Decision may depend on whether he thinks Daenerys is a worthy ruler, and whether she is selfless enough to sacrifice for her people, or whether she has power over all In a show with eight squadrons, Jon has spent less than a full season with Daenerys, and he has missed a lot of his most dramatic and serious decisions: He has murdered the Khals of Dothraki, crucified slavers, and put a witch to death because he betrayed her, just to name a few.
So, what does Jon know about Daenerys? Before sailing to Dragon in Dragonstone in Season 7, he went to Winterfell to discuss his plans. In this discussion, it is made clear that Jon, like most Westeros, knows the bad reputation of the Targaryens – especially Daenerys father Aerys II Targaryen, aka The Mad King, who nearly burned down the Seven Kingdoms before he broke off. When Jon meets Daenerys, he mainly sees the good in her and says, "You could have stormed King's Landing … But you did not, which means at least that you're better than Cersei." That's a low point Bar Jon plays for Daenerys, bearing in mind that Cersei has a lot of cruel acts throughout the show, including blowing up the Sept of Baelor in Season 6 and killing hundreds.
The showrunners hinted in season 7 that Jon would eventually question the character of Daenerys – and that perhaps she was more bloodthirsty than he thought. She kills the Tarlys in Season 7 by having Drogon burn them in an emotional scene, in an emotional scene where Tyrion asks her every step of the way to show mercy. When she returns to Dragonstone, Jon notes, "They were not long gone." Daenerys says contentedly, "I have fewer enemies today than yesterday." Her words disturb Jon, but he does not. I really know what she means until Sam tells him about it in this episode.
In the seventh season, a will test was conducted, in which Daenerys and Jon initially approached without much confidence. They grew slowly to admire the courage and honor of the other. But at this point in the story, sequences like their waterfall make the connection between their love stories and there is still a lot they do not know and have not faced. Sam's latest revelations are bound to have a big impact on Jon's future decisions. In a sense, it would be convenient for Jon to reject the rule of Daenerys in the face of the pressure he exerted on the Lords of the North. They also do not want to have them around, and their various intricate stories with House Stark have made his alliances shaky enough without the intruder's question asking his submission. On the other hand, as he said, he never wanted to be king in the north, let alone king of Westeros.
But he has always shown that duty meets his own wishes. Therefore, he must decide how to balance his duty to the Seven Kingdoms with the duty he owes her as a faithful bannister and lover. It's a question that also applies to the audience: After all, what we have seen of Dany, would she be a just, just and wise queen? Jon's first answer seems to be as good as the other: at least she's better than Cersei. But now that Jon is eligible for a possible ruler, Westeros may have to consider an even better candidate.