Jon Snow is alive! But that’s only one of the big OMFG moments from last night’s Game of Thrones episode, “Home.” The other one has to do with Tyrion’s brave conversation with a the dragons. Spoilers ahead if you didn’t watch episode 2, but tbh, there is no valid excuse as to why you missed the episode in the first place.
There’s a lot more here than just Tyrion having a lot of knowledge about dragons.
Like with almost everything else on Game of Thrones, there’s a long-rumored theory about Tyrion’s true parentage, one that suggests that he is not the son of Tywin and his cousin Joanna. Instead, he’s the son of Joanna and… Aerys Targaryen, aka the Mad King, aka Dany’s dad. If this is true, that would make Tyrion Dany’s half brother and also — possibly, if this other GoT parentage theory comes true — Jon Snow’s uncle.
Not many people can say they’ve come face to face with a dragon and lived to tell the tale, but now Tyrion can make that claim. It might not be just because he got very lucky and the dragons knew he was there to help them, but because he’s one of the prophesied “heads of the dragon” who will one day ride Dany’s dragons. There are three heads, and three main suspects for these positions: Dany, Jon Snow, and Tyrion. It’s these three because while one of them is 100 percent Targaryen the others just might be secret Targaryens. All three related with Targaryen blood.
“Sorry! I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone. I’m glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, ‘Fine, Jon Snow’s dead.’ But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I’m doing — or the show is doing — is right,” Harington tells EW.com.
Now, let’s talk about the preview for Episode 3 because it looks A-mazing.
Especially the bit at the end, where probably a young Ned Stark is facing Arthur Dayne at the Tower of Joy.
According to the popular theory of R+L=J, the Tower of Joy is where Jon Snow was born.
It’s where Rhaegar Targaryen took Lyanna Stark when he “kidnapped” (or, as many fans believe, eloped with) her. It’s also where, after Robert Baratheon killed Rhaegar, Ned fought through the Kingsguard “protecting” Lyanna, found her dying in a “bed of blood” and made her a promise. Most fans believe that the bed of blood was a result of childbirth, and the promise Ned made was to look after her newborn son and protect him from the people who would want him dead (namely Robert Baratheon and the Lannisters, who were busy killing off all the Targaryens they could get their hands on).
There were a few hints about R+L=J last season, and with Episode 2 already giving us a flashback featuring Lyanna Stark — not to mention reviving Jon Snow — all signs point to this theory finally being confirmed in the next episode.
If it’s true, it means Jon Snow is a Stark and a Targaryen (i.e., a song of ice and fire).
That means he is probably one of the three heads of the dragon/dragon riders, and potentially has a legitimate claim to the Iron Throne. Now that he has died, his oath to the Night’s Watch that he would “wear no crowns and win no glory” is kinda null and void — and interestingly, the name of Episode 3 is “Oathbreaker”. All of this supports theories about Jon being a major contender in the game moving forward.
So maybe, It's all really happening! And to Olly and the other backstabbers and the Boltons and the White Walkers-