The latest season premiere of Game of Thrones was a major hit for us as it was full of moments that we were waiting to see for so long. After seeing the episode, the only thing that ran through our minds was, couldn’t have imagined it better! There were so many fan epic pleasing moments in the premiere that we were all left wanting for more as soon as possible. A constant smile ran through our faces throughout the episode, right from the beginning of the theme!
The banter between Sansa & Dany, the reunion of Arya & Jon, Tyrion throwing Unic jokes, Jaime finally facing his crime after season 1, the incest revelation, freakin dragons, this episode had it all. It wasted no time to move the plot forward unlike previous seasons as right in the first one, we see Samwell tell Jon about his true lineage, which was probably the biggest moment of this episode. But the greatest moment was arguably the dragon ride.
The quota of a visually spectacular moment was fulfilled by Dany and Jon racing the dragons across the snowy mountains of Winterfell. It was a great instant to witness when Rhaegal accepts Jon to ride him on his back, and it was way better than a rollercoaster adventure for Jon as he totally gets the hang of it. Summed up very well by him as he spoke to Dany, “You’ve totally ruined horses for me!”
Not only does it mean that Jon would ride Rhaegal into battle along with Dany against the Night King, his army and Viserion, but the fact that Jon is truly a Targaryen also gives us a hint as to why the dragon accepted him, and gave us a live action “How to train your Dragon” moment. Rhaegal accepting Jon could mean that the dragons did have an intuition for Jon’s real identity.
While all this felt epic, Sam really dropped the hammer upon Jon harder than Thor could hit anyone with Mjolnir. Jon’s reaction to all of that was just epic and we cannot wait to see when Dany finds out about it. Will there be a banter between them or will they continue to push their internal conflicts aside and focus upon the war is also a question that arises.
As far as what Jon is thinking, Kit Harrington did give us a good glimpse of that as he spoke to EW about the whole Incest Revelation. He said:
“If Jon could go back in time and say: ‘Whatever you’re about to say, don’t tell me,’ he would. He’d happily be in ignorance. He’s not hard to predict, Jon, he doesn’t do many unexpected things. You mark the particularly tricky scenes that you’re going have to concentrate on and this was one. He finds out such a massive piece of information. Not only does he find out who his mother is but also that he’s related to the person he’s in love with. It’s hard for any actor to play. It’s not a two-hour movie but eight seasons of playing a character who’s finding out.”
He talks about the conflict that Jon will face internally as he’s already bent the knee. Harrington continues:
“He doesn’t f—king want it. He doesn’t want that f—king information. He doesn’t want to know. He has no ambition for the throne,” Harington explained. “He’s never wanted that. The end of the world might be coming soon but at least he’s in love with somebody and knows who he is, and then comes this sledgehammer.”
We will get into battle mode by the third episode so Jon will probably ride the dragon and burn some walkers before driving his sword through them. What makes us excited about the next episode is that we could get to see the character that hasn’t showed up since the last season, i.e. Ghost. Jon and Rhaegal cannot beat Jon & Ghost, period!