This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 2, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms."
Game of Thrones returned tonight with an episode that was almost entirely dedicated to how the various characters gathered at Winterfell to fight for the living in the impending battle against the Army of the Dead are preparing and spending what might turn out to be their last night on earth.
Arya Stark decided to lose her virginity to longtime crush, sexy blacksmith Gendry. Tyrion and company drank the night away. Tormund attempted to seduce Brienne of Tarth. Jaime Lannister successfully knighted Brienne of Tarth, in a beautiful moment had fans tearing up. And Jon "Expert at Terrible Time" Snow decided to break the news to his lover/secret aunt Daenerys Targaryen that he isn't a bastard after all because his mom is Lyanna Stark and his dad is Dany's big brother, Rhaegar Targaryen.
This is significant for two reasons: First, it means that Dany is Jon's aunt and they've been engaging in loads of incest for a while now. Second, it means that Jon is the true heir to the Iron Throne. Dany was exclusively concerned with the latter and Twitter had thoughts about that. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Dany's reaction to the news.
Jon: I'm your nephew....we had sex ....and we're family ....Dany: SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS YOU WANT THE IRON THRONE?!?Jon: pic.twitter.com/VdKcnLiGYdApril 22, 2019
WHY CAN JON TOUCH AND RIDE YOUR DRAGONS DANY?! HAVENT YOU BEEN WONDERING? pic.twitter.com/XE1RlB4JJTApril 22, 2019
Jon: So I’m Aegon TargaryenDany: um no my brother was a thief and a rapist Jon: no they were marri-Dany:#GamesOfThrones #got #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/TPr5LSU60VApril 22, 2019
The thing that isn’t being talked about is that Jon told Dany she is his aunt and she couldn’t have cared less about thatApril 22, 2019
Jon and Dany finding out about Jon’s lineage. Jon- So you’re saying that my father was a liar?!Dany- You have a claim to the Iron Throne?!Viewers- What about the incest?! I’d be worried about the incest too!!!! #GamefThrones #DemThronesApril 22, 2019
Can we talk about the fact that the most chemistry Dany and Jon have ever had happened tonight... when she was clearly contemplating whether or not to murder him. 🤷🏼♀️ #GameOfThronesApril 22, 2019
Jon: It’s true. Bran told me and Sam confirmed itDany:#GameofThones #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/hecoYdUaSyApril 22, 2019
Everyone is talking about Dany's reaction, which was huge for sure and sets her up as a final villain, BUT how about Jon's reaction??? Until now you'd expect him to go "but I don't care about that, I'm not trying to be King of the 7 Kingdoms", but homie didn't do that did he!!!April 22, 2019
Dany finding out Jon is Aegon Targaryen and rightful heir to the iron throne #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/tblxBWDj9xApril 22, 2019
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