Rhaegar Targaryen is the rug that ties the ice and fire room together, and it makes sense for him to appear in "Game of Thrones" Season 7. Now it looks like the recent HBO leak of GoT intel has confirmed the actor who'll be playing Jon Snow's dad and Daenerys Targaryen's brother.
Social media sleuths suspected Wilf of being cast as Rhaegar, and it looks like they were probably correct. It's not clear when Rhaegar will appear in a flashback/vision, but there are only seven episodes to Season 7 and we're up to Episode 5 on August 13.
Bran Stark is now an emo know-it-all who saw Jon Snow's birth, and HBO confirmed in an infographic that, yes, Jons father is Rhaegar, his mother is Lyanna Stark, and his aunt is that girl he's currently crushing on.
Bran knows the truth, and we've been waiting for him -- or someone else -- to share that news with the class in Season 7. It sounds like Bran does communicate information to Jon about the White Walkers in Episode 5, so a different kind of conversation may be coming shortly thereafter.
It might be awkward for Dany, seeing as she's been building her own Targ claim, but considering Cersei Lannister is currently on the Iron Throne with no strong claim, following her illegitimate sons and husband Robert Baratheon -- who just took the thing after Robert's Rebellion -- claims don't mean much these days. You just have to want it and have the power to defend it.
Got Season 7 continues with Episode 5, "Eastwatch," this Sunday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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