Jon Snow and Daenerys' dragon ride was the silliest moment in 'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere
After seven seasons of praying to see Jon Snow come into his own, the 'GoT' gods have failed to do justice to his moment in the sun or on a dragon.
THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SEASON 8 EPISODE 1
Have there ever been times when you think if there was ever a way 'Game of Thrones' could disappoint you? After seven seasons of praying to see Jon Snow come into his own when he finally has, the 'GoT' gods failed to do justice to his moment in the sun or on the dragon. In one of the silliest moments in the episode, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen ride off into the sunset on two dragons while the rest of their country is struggling to make sense of the enemies they are about to face.
After a couple of sassy one-liners that honestly seem a bit forced, Danny convinces Jon to get on one of her dragons and ride around with her for a bit. Jon is scared, obviously, but somehow it works out and he figures what to hold onto and how to ride the beast. The two glide off into the beautiful snow-cloaked terrain of Winterfell and get off near a waterfall. Danny is suddenly cold for a "Southern Girl" and she thinks it's best for Jon to "keep his queen warm". The two make out as the dragons watch and look like they are very comically trying to tell Jon that he was kissing his auntie. Not that it matters since this is 'Game of Thrones' but these two, right here, are the future of life as we know it - we don't need them running off for things like this in the middle of a crisis.
They seem like two teens high on hormones looking for a private place for a quick makeout sesh, to be honest. But that isn't why this scene is the silliest in the premiere. You see the show had been building up Jon's Targaryen past since the last season. Apart from the multiple theories that had been building up to reveal his lineage, we knew for sure that our bastard boy was actually the heir to the Seven Kingdoms when his BFF Sam Tarly and Jon's brother/Three-Eyed Raven Bran refer to the secret birth of a baby boy between Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Bran's vision showed us that Ned had taken the boy as his own so the King Robert Baratheon wouldn't kill him off.
The official confirmation about Jon's lineage was when he wasn't cremated on the spot in the last season when he met Danny and her dragons. This should have been a clue to her as well, but clearly, she isn't the smartest. So one can imagine how important it was to get Jon's first dragon ride right. This scene was a prelude to Jon's rebirth as Aegeon but was executed so underwhelmingly. This scene also served as a way to let us know that there is blood ahead and that the two dragon riders will be at each their throats but it sure was a silly way to do it.