The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” has been packed with reunions and meetings between characters, and we’re about to get another highly anticipated encounter — Jon Snow and Drogon.
Jon was surprised by Drogon flying overhead when he first arrived on Dragonstone, but so far we haven’t seen Jon get an actual face-to-face encounter with one of Daenerys’ dragons. All that is about to change with the upcoming episode Sunday.
In the preview for “Eastwatch” released by HBO, we see Daenerys atop Drogon and Jon Snow standing in front of them:
Drogon is looking ferocious as usual. Jon was literally floored the first time he saw Drogon, but this time he appears to be standing his ground.
This is a huge moment for many “Game of Thrones” fans. More than anything, Jon interacting with Drogon will be thrilling for viewers at home who know the truth of his parentage. Jon’s real father is Rhaegar Targaryen (the now-deceased older brother of Daenerys).
Since Targaryens are known to have a type of “connection” with dragons, seeing the half-Targaryen Jon Snow get some personal time with Drogon could be really special.
Some people even wonder if Jon will ride one of Daenerys’ dragons before the end of the series. One of her dragons, Rhaegal, is named after Jon’s father.
Will Drogon recognize Jon as the Blood of the Dragon? I literally cannot…. #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/VWJJgdbtt1
— Lady🐺Stoneheart (@LSHNorthAF) August 7, 2017
now i want jon to ride a dragon more than ever so he can just drop by to winterfell anytime https://t.co/W3w5l4QzgU
— s (@wcnterfell) August 10, 2017
MY FAV DRAGON BONDING W JON pic.twitter.com/ciJ15XLxAb
— zahra (@targsemilia) August 10, 2017
Wont be surprise if Jon Snow will be riding one of the dragon heading to Eastwatch to confront dead army marching in next eps #GameOfThrones
— cla (@kobiosama) August 10, 2017
Let’s be honest…everyone is just biding time until Jon Snow rides a dragon #GameOfThrones
— Dan Overlock (@twoadayz) August 10, 2017
Jon’s probably gonna end up riding Rhaegal, the dragon named after his father 😭
— krystaaal (@bythecasesss) August 10, 2017
Anytime a character meets a dragon for the first time, you know it’s going to be great. Tyrion’s scene with the dragons was one of the most surprisingly touching scenes of the sixth season.
This is also bound to be another Jon and Daenerys scene with a lot of emotional charge. Their cave scene on “Spoils of War” was full of subtle sexual tension, and we can expect that electricity to ramp up more as the series continues.
Jon advised Daenerys against using her dragons to burn “cities and castles,” and she decided to ride Drogon to meet the Lannister army in the fields outside King’s Landing instead. His reaction to this choice will be interesting to see, given how he’d rather she rode Drogon north to help him fight the White Walkers.