Can we please discuss Jon seeing Dany and her children in action for the first time? What were his thoughts then? My favorite was Jon shoving Tormund out of the way so he could get a front row view of his boo.
I think Jon couldn’t believe that she actually came to save him. We all know that Jon is absurdly humble. The man has no idea how perfect he is and that literally everyone loves him.
So when he said, “You won’t have to deal with the King in the North anymore” in 7.05 I think our poor smol was only half joking. Despite her painfully obvious pining and heart eyes, I think Jon didn’t really know then that she was romantically interested in him. I also think that a small part of him might have still thought that he was a threat in her eyes since he still hadn’t officially sworn fealty when they parted ways.
But then she came, in spite of everything. In spite of how much of a long shot it was for Gendry to make it to Eastwatch in time. How difficult it would be for her to find them flying in a place she’s never seen, in a SNOWSTORM she’s never felt, RIGHT in the moment that they needed her most.
That moment right before the fire came over his shoulder gutted me because you could see Jon slowly accepting that they were all going to die, just like he did in BotB until the men of the Vale showed up. He was just so upset. And he was angry, too. Angry at the WW and at himself I think because he always blames himself.
But then she came, and I really think that he was genuinely surprised. Because I know he trusted in her some or he wouldn’t have sent Gendry. But I’m not sure he ever believed it would all work out.
And then not only does she arrive but she comes IN STYLE with ALL THREE dragons. She only brought Drogon to fight an ARMY. But she brought all three to save Jon. I think that alone demonstrates her devotion, how she was willing to risk it all for him.
And then to top it all off she is looking absolutely the most beautiful we have ever seen her look, EVER. So Jon is just amazed that
1. The Dragon Queen doesn’t want to be rid of him. Quite the opposite.
2. She is an absolute badass to the core and he vastly underestimated how sexy it would be to see her riding Drogon into battle.
3. She is so beautiful that she’s an actual angel, a snow princess, the reason “Seasons of My Love” was composed, etc.
4. She isn’t vicious, she isn’t power-hungry, she isn’t selfish, and her dragons aren’t just weapons. The quote from Tyrion is true–”She protects people from monsters, just as [he does.]”
I think this is when Jon realized his feelings for her. And then waking up to her face, waking up to see that not only did she wait by his bedside but she is visibly distraught and just desperate for his recovery … that’s when he fell. Hard.