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This Photo Of Rhaegar Targaryen And The Night King Hanging Out Will Send "GoT" Fans Down A Rabbit Hole

The Dragon and the...First Man?

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Good news, Game of Thrones fans: Filming for the eighth and FINAL season has officially started.

Or bad news, depending on how much you don't want the show to end...EVER. *awkward laugh*
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Or bad news, depending on how much you don't want the show to end...EVER. *awkward laugh*

And while I'll probably have a million and one questions when 2018–19 rolls around, I have one very urgent question right now: WHY IS RHAEGAR TARGARYEN HANGING OUT WITH THE NIGHT KING?

Just yesterday (Oct. 22), actor Wilf Scolding, who played Rhaegar in Season 7, shared this photo of himself with actor Vladimir Furdik, who has played the Night King since Season 6.
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Just yesterday (Oct. 22), actor Wilf Scolding, who played Rhaegar in Season 7, shared this photo of himself with actor Vladimir Furdik, who has played the Night King since Season 6.

Because it SEEMS like this wasn't just an "Oh, hey! Let's take a quick photo for Insta" kinda thing. I mean, they had lunch together, which usually entails a lot more getting-to-know-you kind of talking.

Perhaps they were discussing a SCENE they'll be in together?!
wilf.scolding / Via instagram.com

Perhaps they were discussing a SCENE they'll be in together?!

Of course, it's pretty unlikely that these two will have a scene together in Season 8...I think.

At one point, some fans even thought maybe Rhaegar IS the Night King, but that wouldn't really make sense since a) we know two different actors play these roles and b) the Night King was created by the Children of the Forest, i.e., long before Rhaegar's time.
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At one point, some fans even thought maybe Rhaegar IS the Night King, but that wouldn't really make sense since a) we know two different actors play these roles and b) the Night King was created by the Children of the Forest, i.e., long before Rhaegar's time.

Obviously, we'll be seeing a lot more of the Night King in the final season, so assuming Vladimir is in Belfast now for filming...and Wilf is there too...does this mean we'll be seeing a lot more of Rhaegar next season, too?

Like, will we finally get to see a flashback of Robert's Rebellion?
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Like, will we finally get to see a flashback of Robert's Rebellion?

But in fairness, the cast recently had a read-through of Season 8 scripts, and many of them have been spotted around Belfast over the last few weeks.

Samwell Tarley & Daenarys Targaryen in Belfast today, thankfully no dragons @GameOfThrones

So, it's possible that Wilf was in Northern Ireland purely for the read-through. (If that's where the photo was even taken at all.)

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But, still...gotta wonder, right?