One of the interesting things that’s happening right now on Game of Thrones is that when it comes to Jon Snow, we’re privy to so much more information than he is.
On last night’s new episode, what we effectively saw was Gilly making one of the biggest revelations about the character through the entire run of the show, only to then also see Sam then talk over her in the midst of his craziness. We virtually have all of the information that we need to know that Jon is of Targeryan blood!
Of course, one of the larger questions now is whether or not we’re going to be seeing Jon learn that anytime soon. While he was back in Winterfell, where he could have run into Bran, that time was spent almost entirely awaiting for an epic battle against the White Walkers. He has banded together what may very well be one of the biggest band of misfits possible in between Tormund, Gendry, and a whole lot of other people who really don’t like each other and wouldn’t be spending time together for any other reason.
This is a big part of what makes things interesting with this show at the moment: You’ve got one of the biggest motley crews imaginable, all banding together for the purpose of causing a little bit of chaos and stopping the White Walkers in their tracks.
As for Sam and Gilly, is there a chance that she ever brings it up again? Sam’s clearly preoccupied, and the inherent truth here is that while knowing Sam’s parentage is a great Easter egg for the fans and something super-valuable to know, it actually doesn’t contribute much of anything in terms of the story on the show itself at present. Maybe it would be valuable for Jon to know this in the event that he and Daenerys end up having feelings for each other, or if he wants to make a legitimate claim to the throne. For now, though, he just needs to stop The Night King and it feels as though this is going to be the purpose of much of this coming episode — we’re gearing up for what is going to be one of the craziest, most-exciting hours of TV that we’ve had a chance to see to date.
Ultimately, you could make a great moment out of Jon learning this at the end of the season … we’re also just not putting it past the show that Jon never finds out the truth at all, or is one of the last to know.
What do you want to see when it comes to Jon on Game of Thrones season 7, and when do you think that he will learn the truth about who he is — if he ever does? Be sure to share in the comments!
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