There’s no doubt that Game of Thrones has become something of an international sensation. Sure, the series may be full of gratuitous sex and gore (and some may also say that’s what makes the show so great), but at the core of the series is a very human story and Shakespearean series of conflicts. So popular was the show that in its Season 6 finale, it set an all-time high record for HBO, which is in no small part due to its amazing writing.
You can imagine the annoyance of fans, however, when they learned that Season 7 of the show would get delayed a few months in order for the production to catch the right weather. The most successful HBO show of all time, and fans have to wait an extra few months? Blasphemy!
But let's be real. There's no need to worry too much. While the show may have been delayed, you can rest easy knowing that it’s currently in production. And, thanks to a new set video, we now know one very specific event is on the way.
If you don’t want to be spoiled, I recommend you stop reading now.
It’s long been speculated that the the titular “Song of Ice and Fire” that makes up the entire book series on which Game of Thrones is based is a thinly veiled reference to two of the most important characters, Danaerys and Jon Snow. Dany is the fire, and Jon — quite fittingly — is Ice. Last season, it was revealed somewhat indirectly (and revealed in an infographic from HBO’s official website) that Jon was, in fact a Targaryen (son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, Dany’s older brother), and that Dany was his aunt. The theory has been for a while that the series could end with these two re-establishing the Targaryen bloodline on the Iron Throne.
While we can’t confirm nor deny whether or not this will eventually be the case, we can now — thanks to a leaked set video — confirm that in Season 7 of the show, Jon and Dany will finally meet.
Take a look at the damning evidence below, courtesy of the YouTube account Javi Marcos (via Collider):
It’s taken 7 long seasons, but the ice and fire are finally connecting. What do you think this could mean for the plot of the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!