Mother of charm, breaker of hearts
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
With just days to go until Game of Thrones season 7, the spoilers are coming thick and fast. Despite the fact that producers have reportedly gone as far as banning review copies in a bid to keep everything super secret, we’ve learned that the villain of this season is set to be the worst yet, Arya could be taking down the biggest snake of the show, and Ed Sheeran is popping into Westeros for a bit to distract everyone from the fact that winter isn’t coming – it’s here.
But one of the most anticipated unions is that of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Leaked pictures show actors Emilia Clark and Kit Harrington on set together, meaning that their paths are finally going to cross and, let’s face it, we’ve all been shipping Jonerys (and we can just ignore Jon’s real parentage. Ahem).
And while we’re convinced that Jon, warden of the north and of our hearts, will be smitten with the Mother of Dragons, he’s not going to be the only one. Daenerys is breaking hearts as well as chains.
Now, fans of the show will know that Daenerys has had more admirers than we’ve had hot dinners. After the death of her one true love, Khal Drogo, she had a botched betrothal to Hizdahr zo Loraq, romantic offers from Ser Jorah Mormont and Daario Naharis, and some were even suggesting there was a spark between Khaleesi and Yara Greyjoy.
So who else reportedly has their eye on the Mother of Dragons? Tyrion Lannister, it seems, if actor Peter Dinklage’s latest comments mean anything.
Dinklage told TV Guide: ‘We’ll deal with how much Daenerys can trust him [to stay on her side against the Lannisters].
‘But he’s smitten with his employer. How good can he be at his job while having those feelings?’
This is where it gets kind of tricky, because if theories are to be believed Tyrion’s real father could actually be Aerys Targaryen, the mad king, who just happens to be Daenerys’ dad – making the pair half brother and sister.
Although, if Dany ends up with Jon, she’ll be hooking up with her nephew.
So you’ve been warned: the season 7 nights are dark and full of incest. Maybe.