Episode 3, Season 7 Part 2
Okay this was taking really long, so I just decided to do a brief one (hopefully)
Jon and D’s first meeting. I must say I was really stoked about this one. But honestly, I didn’t see any sexual tension or great chemistry in the scene. Jon did look wary+awed+apprehensive+shocked when he first sees her. Maybe he was expecting the mother of dragons to be slightly older. And if I have to be very honest, this was exactly what I’d expected it to be. I’ll tell you what that means in a bit.
So the funniest part of that scene was the introduction bit. This is Jon Snow, he is king in the north vs. D + rightful x various names. I can’t begin to explain how strongly I now feel about an eventual Jon vs. D plot in the story.
I am the last targaryen, Jon Snow
I was born to rule the seven kingdoms and I will
I am the rightful this and rightful that…
I have faith in D. targ etc etc
It’s too on the face to not notice anymore. In every single scene and every single dialogue, there seems to be a contrast between Jon Snow and D Targ. To give D the benefit of the doubt, she is unaware of the threat to the north. She’s not a bad queen. She shows that she is capable of humility and compassion when she apologies to Jon for her father’s crimes. He is in fact surprised that she does. Then she repeats what he says in the previous episode. You can’t hold a daughter responsible for her father’s crimes. They agree on something. But Jon comes up with one of his own, that she can’t hold him on to the oath of loyalty that his ancestor made. SHE DOES NOT AGREE, or even like it.
She then informs him about all that she’s suffered. This I thought was important from the point of view of getting to know each other better. Then, Davos gives a list of the stuff Jon’s done. Again, this was done in my opinion to further their understanding of one another or imho to portray them as equals at best. Again notice the difference in the dialogues here. While Dany rattles on about her achievements and her belief in herself, Jon remains silent. Davos is the man who speaks up for him. It is a difference of personalities and the ethos systems they believe in as leaders. Compare this scene with Jon and Sansa have before the battle of the bastards where Jon tells her, “Aye and what do you think I’ve been doing all my life? Playing with Broomsticks? I’ve fought against worse than Ramsey Bolton. I’ve defended the wall against worse than Ramsey Bolton.” I’m not saying this means anything. Still.
Again the one on one that D and Jon had together had tremendous foreshadowing involved.
People thought the dragons were gone, yet here they are! Jon and D the last two (possibly) targs standing and watching the dragons fly above their heads. They again reach an impasse on the bending of the knee bit. D is stubborn, Jon is stubborn but she gives him something else that he came for. Permission to mine the dragon glass and all the help he will need to get it. This was again good Dany surfacing due to good advice given by the clever Tyrion Lannister. There is a lot of tension in this scene between Jon and D. I just didn’t read it as romantic. Sexual, Idk? They are facing in opposite directions and always looking away from each other. But they are learning, more about each other. However, while Jon’s intentions are really what they are, Dany’s gesture of allowing the mining of the dragon glass is motivated by political interests.
To be honest, I didn’t see chemistry between Kit and Emilia. Does this mean they won’t bang? No. It does not. THIS WAS THEIR FIRST MEETING. They are standing on two opposite shores, each considering the other their enemy, at the very least. It was great to not see a good chemistry between the two of them and I’m not saying this because I ship Jonsa. They are two of the most powerful leaders in the game wanting more important things than to fall in love. They can’t obviously act like silly teenagers who’ve seen a hot girl / hot guy and fallen head over heels. So even if they are eventually going to bang in this season, the lack of chemistry was spot on.
We also know that after the Casterly Rock debacle and the destruction of the Greyjoy fleet, Tyrion’s clever advices are going to fail and D is going to go on full dracarys mode, and she probably should. Jamie Lannister had better watch out his for back now!! Also now Dany desperately needs Jon as an ally. I can even see how a marriage will help cement this alliance. Jon asks Tyrion he’s wondering how to convince those who don’t know him that the threat is real. Obviously this is a set up for the wight hunt. Because, seeing is believing right? And Jon obviously thinks that Dany is better than Cersei. If the two were to marry, politically their impasse would come to an end. We may even be led to believe in this season that, this is what is exactly going to happen. Only thing is, I truly believe that it won’t.
The reason I think it wont: Dany is being set up for a major shock. You can see the makings of it. Everything she’s ever done, every action she’s ever taken is to get closer to the ugly chair. She has internalized the belief that the kingdom is truly her birthright. She’s not going to stop at anything to make the throne and the kingdom hers. Imagine her surprise when she learns that the true RIGHTFUL heir to the iron throne is not her but someone else, an ally, a potential husband, a lover?? I think it would be injustice to her character if she accepts that this as her destiny. No, she’s not going to share her right with anyone else. NO WAY!! Jon has a way of worming himself into people’s hearts not by inflicting fear. BUT BY SACRIFICE. This is why thousands for people will follow him into war. Because he is loved, not feared. Targbowl is going to happen guys, as much as the banging is probably. We’re being set up for it.
Now I was practically praying for them to shift the scene from a one on one J and D to Sansa and it happened!!!! I have so many feels about this scene that I can’t put it all in words.
SANSA UNDERSTANDS THE THREAT TO THE NORTH, PEOPLE and she’s doing everything in her power to prepare for it. She trusts Jon without having visual confirmation on the WW. She’s slaying being queen in the north. It’s important to notice how the other lords are standing by everything she’s saying and even marveling at it at times. (Except LF who’s dolling out fortune cookie lines one after the other. I can’t believe he said the whole Don’t fight in the north etc just before the other one. LOL) But he does say something very important which kinda made my ears stand up. Two important things.
1. One of two things will happen. Either the dead will defeat the living in which case all our troubles come to an end or life will win out. And then What?
2. Everything that happens will be something that you’ve seen before
Tinfoil: The first thing that he said led me to believe that in all probability the great war will happen first and life will win out and then will come the crisis of power in Westeros, meaning who will sit on the iron throne?? I mean I always felt that the power struggle will happen before the war but LF sentence made me think otherwise. What do you think people??
The second dialogue. What did he fucking mean by that second one? I’m in full tinfoil territory here but was he implying that like Robb, Jon will be taken with a foreign whore/invader? Or was he threatening Sansa that like Ned, Jon rode south and hence will lose his head?? Or did he mean that the North would revolt against/betray Jon the way they had done with ROBB? And that little satisfied smirk to himself at the end. Or was he talking about his own inference that Jon and Sansa remind him of Ned and Cat and Idk something to do with him being responsible for Jon’s death just like he betrayed Ned Stark. AAAAAAAAARG! I’m so confused. It can’t mean nothing. Parallels are basically, mirroring things that’ve happened before. Any ideas about what the hell he was talking about???????????
Last and most important foreshadowing and question that came to my head.
BRAN WILL NEVER BE LORD OF ANYTHING!!!
GUYS THIS IS BIG. Who is the true heir to Winterfell then? What does that mean about Jon’s position as king in the north? Sansa is now basically the heir to winterfell and the oldest Stark in the North. Jon is king in the north but Sansa remains the Lady of Winterfell. (The Shipper in me says, did some potential Jonsa gold just fall into our laps??)
Sansa is key, in-spite of Bran, Ned Stark’s true born son being present in winterfell. I am a cent percent sure that this is going to have huge ramifications and implications later on in the story.
I’m hoping Arya and Sansa’s reunion will be better than Sansa and Bran’s which fell flat in comparison to the dramatic re-union and follow through of Jon and Sansa’s. Maybe because they were the first two starks to re-unite. or Maybe *wink*
Anyway, we’ll know more as the story progresses. Lemme know what you think guys especially LF’s lines!!!!