The seventh — and penultimate — season of Game of Thrones premieres July 16, and I’m telling you right now that the most important seats at this show’s table belong to Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Actually, scratch the plural on those seats. It’s one big ol’ chair with Jon in Dany’s lap (or the other way around, if you prefer). Because everything in this series has been leading up to the inevitable team-up of these two characters — both on the throne and in a bed!
I know what you’re thinking: “But he’s her nephew!” Dude, Dany breastfed three dragons. I’m not all that concerned about whether her hooking up with a relative she’s never met is inappropriate. See also: Jaime and Cersei Lannister. Jon turning out to be a lost Targaryen (child of Dany’s brother Rhaegar and Ned Stark’s sister Lyanna) is nowhere near as creepy as the incestuous bone-town that is King’s Landing.
With that little obstacle out of the way, it’s easy to see why the show has been building to this (heh) climax. The most obvious clue comes from the name of author George R.R. Martin’s series itself: A Song of Ice and Fire. Mopey bastard and Lord Commander of the Crows Jon Snow is quite clearly ice! Daenerys “Mother of Dragons” Targaryen, who emerged unscathed from the funeral pyre of her hot-as-blazes Dothraki hubby, is clearly fire. All we need now is the song. The SEX SONG. Considering that, the last we saw, Dany and her
cult army were setting sail from Essos, I’m thinking a duet is imminent.
But groiny get-togethers aside, Dany and Jon are also, at this point, the best hope for survival against the Whitewalkers encroaching from beyond the Wall AND the political turmoil in Westeros. Charismatic Dany, the daughter of “Mad King” Aerys Targaryen, inspires loyalty. Jon, raised a bastard by the hard-scrabble Starks of the North, is a fierce warrior who knows what threats they’re facing.
Sure, they’re not exactly brainiacs on their own — I wouldn’t necessarily trust them to save a houseplant much less an entire region — but that’s where Tyrion Lannister comes in. As the most politically savvy and intelligent person on GoT (with the exception of Littlefinger and Varys), he’s well-equipped to guide these two beautiful kids in the right direction. Because while Dany and Jon may prove the heart of this series, Tyrion is both the brains behind it and the logical Hand of the king and queen. He knows what it takes to rule an empire — more importantly, he’s also seen how you lose one, and he knows how to get back up when you’ve been knocked on your ass. Together, this is an unstoppable trio (but not a threesome, alas).
So, yes, Jon and Dany are destined to make beautiful (or, knowing this show, bloody) music together…while Tyrion directs and we all watch.
Brace yourselves for a kinky ride!
Originally published on HeroesandHeartbreakers.Com