When will Jon Snow finally learn his Targaryen truth on "Game of Thrones"?
Season 7, Episode 5, "Eastwatch" may or may not be the time, but it certainly feels like we're getting close to that major revelation. And, you know, maybe Jon and Daenerys Targaryen should be told they're nephew and aunt before they get too much ... closer. Just in case it matters to them.
Bran Stark, aka The Three-Eyed Raven, aka Emo Bran, knows Jon is a Stark-Targaryen. He saw Jon's birth, with Ned Stark promising Lyanna Stark he would raise Jon as his own son, and not reveal that Jon is the son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen (Dany's older bro) and Lyanna Stark (Ned's younger sis).
The promo for Episode 5 showed Dany riding Drogon home to Dragonstone, and Jon leading another White Walker planning session with their team. We hear Jon say this intriguing line:
"Bran saw the Night King and his army marching toward Eastwatch."
If Jon knows that, Bran must've mentioned his vision and sent a warning raven. It would be awkward to add a P.S. like "Also, FYI, I saw your birth and your mom's death. Your mom is my aunt. Dad was there, but he's not your dad. Talk later!"
But Bran is all about the awkward these days. As The Hollywood Reporter noted, "Talking to him about his past via a messenger raven feels a bit impersonal, but then again, everything about Bran these days is impersonal."
It's possible, maybe even probable, that Jon will find out in a more dramatic way than Bran casually revealing his heritage via raven. It would be cool if Jon ended up burnt somehow by Drogon or another dragon and it was revealed he is a true dragon like Dany, in that fire cannot kill him. It didn't work for Viserys, but he was no true dragon.
"Game of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 5 airs Sunday, Aug. 13 at p.m. on HBO. Don't forget there are only seven episodes this year, so we are already more than halfway through the penultimate season. Sad.
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