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Game of Thrones is probably the most watched and talked about show on television right now. The fan base for that show is growing not only in number but in passion as every day goes by. It’s certainly my favorite show, and I’m sure it’s many of yours as well. Today, I thought I would talk a little bit about the current season so far. Season seven only has a couple episodes left, and I’m sure there will be plenty to talk about from those two episodes alone. So I thought I’d take the chance to discuss the best thing about this season so far. The thing that I believe they have handled the best this season is anything surrounding Jon Snow, and here’s why.
Spoilers ahead for everyone not caught up through Season 7 Episode 5 ‘Eastwatch’
I believe that the most interesting thing about this season so far is the dynamic that has been built between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. First of all, it’s really exciting to get to see these two main characters interact after six seasons seeing them do their own things (and Tyrion is there too no less). I suppose it was naive of me to expect them to get along right away, but I was honestly surprised when they didn’t. Although, it did make complete sense why they didn’t. They each had their own agenda. They each had something that they felt they needed to do, and on top of that, they were both very wary and apprehensive to trust one another. At the point we are at now in the season, it seems like they’re finally beginning to respect one another, and it even seems like the show might be setting up a romance between them at some point in the future.
My favorite scene from the season so far comes from last night’s episode ‘Eastwatch’. That scene is the one in which Daenerys approaches Jon while riding Drogon. Then Jon proceeds to hold out his hand and touch Drogon along his snout, similarly to the way you’d see someone do with a horse. On the surface level, that scene is just really cool. However, the more you think about it, the better it gets. Especially, when you consider the reveal last season that Jon is not Eddard Stark’s bastard son, but rather the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Jon’s Targaryen lineage hasn’t really been explored this season, but it’s scenes like this one that really drives it home. It seemed as if it was very natural for Jon to be around dragons, and I’m very excited to see how they build on that in the future.
The decision to finally bring back Robert Baratheon’s bastard son Gendry was a very welcome one. We haven’t seen Gendry for several seasons now, and it’s good to see him again. Especially now that he is really owning his heritage. His decision to wield a war-hammer instead of a traditional sword is a very nice callback to the stories we’ve heard about his father wielding a hammer during Robert’s Rebellion. From what we saw of Gendry in last night’s episode, he is very reminiscent of what you would expect a younger Robert Baratheon to be. Since Jon in many ways is like his father (actually uncle), Ned Stark, it makes sense that Jon and Gendry would get along well. Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark were best friends, and they often fought side-by-side. It’s interesting to see their bastards (even though Jon is really Ned’s nephew) doing the same.
Probably the biggest thing to come out of last night’s episode was actually a very small thing. In fact, if you’re not looking for it, you might’ve missed it. I know I did. The big reveal though came from the scene where Gilly was talking to Sam, and she asks him what an annulment is. Sam explains it to her, to which she responds “Meynard says here that he issued an annulment for Prince Raggar and remarried him to someone else at the same time, in a secret ceremony in Dorne.” It can be assumed that she meant to say Prince Rhaegar, not Raggar, which is a huge deal. The reason being, if Rhaegar had his marriage to Elia Martell annulled, then he was remarried to Lyanna Stark in secret in Dorne, that makes Jon the legitimate child of Rhaegar and Lyanna. Since Rhaegar was the eldest of the children of the Mad King, he was supposed to be the next to rule from the Iron Throne. If Jon is the legitimate child of Rhaegar, then that gives him a very strong claim to the throne, even stronger that Daenerys’s. So it is definitely a possibility that at the end of the series, we might see Jon Snow on the Iron Throne.
The fact that I’ve spent this entire article discussing things related to Jon Snow is a testament to how amazing Game of Thrones is. Jon is only one part of the show. I haven’t even touched on the Loot Train Attack from the end of last week’s episode, or the reunion of Sansa, Arya, and Bran in Winterfell, or the growing tension between Jaime and Cersei, and most importantly, the biggest threat to Westeros, the White Walkers. There is so much to talk about and dissect in this show, and I believe that is a big reason why it is the best show on television. If you don’t watch this show (first of all, why are you reading this article?), you definitely should. You’re really missing out.
So what do you think of this season of Game of Thrones so far? Are you rooting for Jon to sit on the Iron Throne? Let me know by commenting on this post! Also, if you enjoyed this article, share it on Facebook and Twitter! It really helps! Don’t forget, I post every Monday and Friday, so check back then for more movie reviews and other miscellaneous movie thoughts!
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