As Game of Thrones nears its conclusion, events that fans have been waiting YEARS to see are actually happening. Such as one of the most anticipated meetings of the whole damn series – that of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
WHICH IS FINALLY HAPPENING IN THE NEXT EPISODE OMG.
That's right. After two episodes of shifting the plot into place to enable the pair to meet, and each of them talking about the other for the first time onscreen in Episode 2, the Episode 3 preview has revealed we'll actually see them in scenes together next week.
This is HUGE. Many fans believe Jon and Dany are literally the ice and fire of A Song of Ice and Fire. The two have led pretty parallel journeys until this point.
Then there's the fact that they're the last living Targaryens in Game of Thrones.
Here's a quick refresher on how that makes Jon and Dany related:
All this means their meeting is kind of monumental, and not just as a family reunion of sorts. In fact – quite the opposite.
If Jon is Rhaegar's son, and was somehow legitimised as many fans believe he was, he has a better claim to the Iron Throne than Dany. So she could see him as a threat.
EXCEPT we know they're meeting without any awareness of Jon's status as a Targaryen. So actually, it seems far more likely they're going to be allies.
Tyrion has already laid the groundwork for this, and indeed both Jon and Dany want to be allies – even if Dany is insisting Jon must "bend the knee". It's unlikely Jon will want to do this – it certainly wouldn't go over well with the people of the North – so they may have to cement their alliance in other ways.
And no, this isn't just some shipper fantasy. It's been set up within the show. Dany left Daario behind in Meereen explicitly because he'd get in the way of her forming a strong marriage alliance in Westeros. And what stronger alliance could she make than with the King in the North?
But there's more to these two meeting than just a potential marriage alliance. As I mentioned earlier, many fans believe the pair are literally the song of ice and fire – and that either one or both of them are the prince that was promised.
No matter what happens, one thing is for sure: It's going to be EPIC.