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The next ‘Game of Thrones’ episode will feature a Jon Snow moment fans are dying to see

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:

Daenerys Drogon JOn SNowDrogon roars in Jon’s face, but is Daenerys really trying to intimidate him? HBO

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.

Jon Snow S7E5 preview Game of ThronesJon looks slightly concerned, but he doesn’t seem to be flinching. HBO

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. 

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. 

Tyrion Lannister and Dragon Game of ThronesTyrion’s meeting with Rhaegal and Viserion was incredible. HBO

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.




Two Game of Thrones Theories Point Toward an Important Meeting for Jon Snow

Although Jon Snow has been spending plenty of time getting to know their mother, he’s yet to come face to face with one of Daenerys’ dragons. But judging by the promo for next week’s episode, that’s all about to change.


Despite the fact that Drogon was wounded while laying waste to the Lannister forces, it looks as though he’s still going to be able to fly Dany back to Dragonstone in time to catch Jon before he heads north. Some fans believe this meeting will be the first step on the road to Jon discovering his true parentage — i.e., that he is not the illegitimate son of Ned Stark but rather the child of Ned’s sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen.

“I feel like that will be the first big moment where Dany realises something is up with Jon,” wrote Reddit user LtRavs. “Drogon perhaps acting submissive or something like that to indicate he’s special in some way.”

Not to mention this detail from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series — the books on which Thrones is based — that seems to support the theory that dragons will always know a Targaryen. After Quaithe — the shadowbinder from Asshai who made a brief appearance in season two — shares a prophecy for Daenerys in A Dance With Dragons, she leaves with some memorable parting words. “Remember who you are, Daenerys,” she says. “The dragons know. Do you?”


If Drogon does seem to recognize Jon as a Targaryen, it would also lend credence to the theory that Jon is one of the prophesied figures known as the three heads of the dragon: one of three people who will eventually ride Dany’s three dragons. (Thanks to Tyrion’s friendly introduction to Rhaegal and Viserion last season, some think he will complete the trio.)

And what better time to realize you have the ability to ride a dragon than when you’re racing to beat an army of the undead to a castle thousands of miles away?

“Eastwatch,” the fifth episode of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, airs Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. on HBO.



Will Jon Snow Ride A Dragon In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7? His Dragonstone Greeting Hinted At His True Heritage

Season 7 of Game of Thrones has been all about payoff. After tiptoeing around Jon Snow’s parentage for six seasons, the revelation that he is half-Targaryen is making viewers look at Jon Snow in a different way. If he had landed on Dragonstone as a Stark, fans likely would’ve reacted to the wonder and confusion that Jon Snow felt seeing dragons for the first time. Because of his lineage, however, the only way to react to that scene is to ask, “When is Jon Snow going to ride a dragon on Game of Thrones?”

When Jon Snow went to meet with Daenerys Targaryen, he was aware that she had dragons. Despite that, Jon was still in awe of the flying beasts when he landed on Dragonstone. This is mostly due to the fact that dragons are giant flying lizards and there is no way that you wouldn’t freak out upon seeing them. Tyrion Lannister even admitted that you “never really get used to them.” While Jon may feel foreign to the them, fans know that being a Targaryen gives him a special relationship to the dragons that could prove incredibly useful in the coming war against the dead. Jon Snow is one of the few living people in Westeros who could gain the trust of a dragon, saddle up, and fly into battle.

Dany believes herself to be the last Targaryen, and thus the only person in Westeros, Essos, or the known world capable of raising, training, and commanding dragons. What Dany doesn’t know is that Jon Snow’s blood may open himself up to the same skills. When discussing a retaliation against Cersei and Euron Greyjoy for destroying a great deal of her naval fleet, Dany suggests riding in on Drogon and raining dragonfire upon them. Her counsel suggests that she not, as one arrow to her heart could put a stop to everything they’ve worked for. But what if Daenerys didn’t have to ride the dragons? What if Jon Snow could?

While Jon Snow probably wouldn’t look nearly as cool as Dany while riding dragons into battle, putting Jon Snow on the back of a dragon could solve a major problem for Dany’s counsel. This could allow Jon to lead the dragons to battle while Dany and her army are focused on defending Dragonstone or attacking a Lannister army somewhere else in the world. Of course, the largest obstacles here are convincing Daenerys to separate from her dragons, and the fact that no one other than Bran knows that Jon Snow is a Targaryen.

It seems that even though there are road blocks standing between Jon Snow and Dany’s dragons, the dragons themselves seem to want Jon Snow to climb upon them. When Jon landed at Dragonstone, they seemed to be especially playful and constantly trying to get his attention. Perhaps if she was able to listen to her dragons, Dany would learn that Jon Snow is truly her nephew and that renting him a dragon could have some major benefits for everyone involved. Until then, fans will just have to settle for Jon Snow sailing back to Winterfell instead of rolling up on a dragon like he clearly deserves to.