*Warning: Spoilers forward*
We’ve nearly had a full day to marinate on the season eight premiere of Sport of Thrones and the only shot from final evening’s episode that has caught with me was the stare, and slight smile of a dragon. Oh what a world the place that is a sentence I’m writing at 5:42 a.m. pacific time.
After Daenerys and Jon go for his or her pleasure experience and land in entrance of a northern waterfall and cave (harking back to the placement the place Jon and Ygritte hid their love from the remainder of their military), we see the 2 of them embrace and begin making out. However considerably oddly, the present cuts to a shot of the 2 literal dragons watching the 2 Targaryen dragons as they kiss. Then, maybe much more oddly, Rhaegal, the dragon Jon rode within the episode, nearly smiles on the two of them. Then, maybe much more oddly, Jon notices Rhaegal smiling/staring and is distracted by it.
Why did this second stand out to me? As a result of it sparked what ought to have been an apparent realization about season two when Daenerys first named all three of her dragons: her dragons are literal reincarnations of the three folks they’re named after.
Rhaegal, the dragon that smiled is Rhaegar Targaryen, Jon Snow’s precise father, reincarnated. It’s why Rhaegal approached Jon when he and Daenerys first approached the dragons, and it’s why Jon cringed nearly as if he noticed considered one of his mother and father spying on him whereas he was making out with a woman when he noticed Rhaegal. Rhaegal is Jon’s father. And perhaps if he may communicate he’d have instructed his son he was making out along with his aunt, however that’s a distinct article for a distinct time.
Drogon, is Daenerys’ dragon, named after her first husband Khal Drogo. And what was maybe probably the most iconic scene of the sequence that includes Drogon? Properly, in fact it was Drogon driving into battle with the Dothraki in considered one of season 7’s iconic episodes, “The Spoils of Conflict.” In that battle Drogon additionally bought shot within the chest with a bolt from Qyburn’s scorpion, in nearly the similar place on the physique that Khal Drogo suffered his deadly wound. Drogon is the most important of the three dragons, very similar to Khal Drogo was the most important of the three males the dragons are named after. He’s the darkest of them. He’s probably the most ferocious and primal of them. He’s the one Daenerys had the strongest reference to, first. He’s Khal Drogo.
And eventually we now have Viserion, the now undead dragon, named after Daenerys’ older brother from season one, Viserys. All of us thought Viserys was a “true dragon,” however in season one Daenerys actually instructed us that he wasn’t after he was burned to loss of life: “He was no dragon. Fireplace can’t kill a dragon.” Equally, all of us thought Viserion was a real dragon, however after final season’s “Past the Wall” episode we noticed Viserion killed, and reborn as one thing else. He’s now not a “true” dragon. And for those who bear in mind carefully, as quickly as he was hit with the Night time King’s icy spear, Viserion burst into flames. “Fireplace can’t kill a dragon.”
Folks have been fast to surprise why Jon believed Sam so shortly relating to the reveal of his true heritage. I consider it’s as a result of he already knew. And a part of already figuring out was the sensation he bought when he noticed his father gazing him by the eyes of a dragon.