'Game of Thrones': Will Season 8 see Jon Snow kill his newfound love, Daenerys? Here's what we know
Jon and Daenerys declared their love to each other, but that might not be enough to face the many challenges that lie on their way.
After it was confirmed in Season 7 of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) have confessed their feelings for each other, fans have been wondering if the two Dragons will be up against each other in Season 8. While Jon and Daenerys surrendered themselves to each other, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wight) began to explain in a voiceover that Jon is actually a Targaryen, the love child of his aunt, Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, the late Prince of Dragonstone. However, when Lyanna died in her childbirth and Rhaegar was murdered by Lord Robert Baratheon, the Lord of Storm's End and Lord Paramount of the Stormlands, Jon was taken in as Ned Stark's so-called bastard.
With this expensive and highly controversial secret being revealed, Jon is now believed to be just as rightful an heir to the Iron Throne as all the rest who are trying to spill blood over it. Fans are wondering if this secret is actually more of a curse for the man who basically fell in love with his aunt. One fan stated on Reddit, "I think maybe Jon will have to behead/kill someone important, possibly a loved one, possibly Dany, as part of the finale, because the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword." Another fan claimed, "Yes. I'm just haunted by Emilia Clarke's statement about how ~bothered~ she is regarding how fans will feel about the character in the end."
As recently, the cast have been sitting down to give confined interviews about the series finale, Clarke had stated in an interview with the Press Association, that her character's fate in the finale has left her quite depressed. The actress had stated, "It might as well have been raining and I would’ve just walked in it not knowing what to do." Apparently, there were also "lots of tears" where her character was coming up with her "last" words. "That was the moment I realized that alcohol can also be a depressant. I was kind of nursing a glass of wine going, ‘I don’t know why I’m not getting any happier from this!”’ An equally disturbing piece of information was given out by Harington who claimed that he experienced “grief” after filming the end of the show.
However, that is a matter which will happen later but initially, Daenerys has to win the trust of all those who have pledged their loyalty to Jon Snow, and that includes his sister, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). In an extensive interview with Harper Bazaar, Clarke claimed that in the scene of the first episode when the Mother of Dragons first sets foot into the kingdom of the Wolves, she is certainly not welcomed with all smiles. Sansa who had kept Winterfell under her guard while Jon was gone, stared at Daenerys, and rather cynically claimed, "Winterfell is yours, your Grace!" It does not seem that the eldest Stark daughter is at all accepting of a foreigner entering her land because the last time that happened she was married off to a red-haired baboon (we all know who).
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 is barely a month away, as it is set to premiere on April 14, and let's just say it might break all viewership records on TV. Watch the trailer below: