Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, which will probs be best remembered as “The One With a Penis In It,” also contained one particularly memorable scene between the show’s resident Will They or Won’t They couple Jon Snow and Ygritte.…
After defending him to the wildling-warg who I’ll always think of as Gareth from The Office no matter what he does (sorry, bro), Ygritte tells Jon he owes her a debt, snatches his sword, and runs off. Which is what we all do when we want to get to the cross-street of Pound Avenue and Pleasure Boulevard with a guy, right? I know I’ve run out of Da Club with some cute guy’s katana many an evening.
And so, with Ygritte demanding that Jon Snow prove his Crow vows (including the one of celibacy) are now meaningless, they Do It. And not only do they Do It, but we learn afterwards that he actually went down on her. How thoughtful of a male virgin! He knows where it’s at. This has gotta qualify him to move up on The Hairpin’s much-maligned Game of Thrones male hotness ranking. #17?! You must be kidding me.
And, despite her sexual experience, Ygritte seems to have no idea that was a thing. Apparently living north of the wall sucks. “Free woman,” my left nut.
Ygritte: “That thing you did, with your mouth? Is that what Lords do to Ladies in the South?”
Jon: “I don’t know. I just wanted to kiss you there is all. You seemed to like it.”
Incidentally, the episode title is “Kissed By Fire.” Because her hair’s red, so… oh, forget it.
Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, told Vulture that the scene was “one of the rare moments in the series where you get quite a tender, happy moment between two people. But this wasn’t sex for manipulation. There were no power games going on. And it’s not just lost. It’s a love scene, and I think that’s important to identify, for this show. There are very few love scenes [on the show], so we wanted to do it justice. I think Jon’s the only one on the show who hasn’t had sex yet, it seems to be, so that was nice. You’re rooting for him to finally, for want of a better word, get laid. So it was good to get that on the show, as it was.”
As it turns out, sexual morays in Westeros aren’t that different from ours. Guys forgetting to go down on ladies, check. Those de rigeur uncomfortable post-coital discussions about your sexual histories, check. (Jon’s annoyed that Ygritte isn’t as “pure” as him, but he’s not that annoyed.)
Anyway, mazel tov to Jon Snow.
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