Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones” season seven, episode three “The Queen’s Justice.”
It’s the meeting that fans have been looking forward to for seven seasons on the HBO drama series: Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are finally going to be face to face.
On the preview for the next “Game of Thrones” episode, “The Queen’s Justice,” Jon Snow is seen entering Daenerys Targaryen’s throne room at Dragonstone.
And fans could not handle it:
The meeting is exciting for many reasons. First, like Jon told the Northern lords, Daenerys has dragons and may be siting on a mountain of dragonglass, which we know can be used to kill the White Walkers. It’s likely that dragon fire — which can create dragonglass — can also kill White Walkers, which means Daenerys is a good ally to have when you’re fighting the army of the dead.
But mostly, people are excited to see Jon and Daenerys meet because they’re related.
After the season six finale, HBO released an infographic confirming that Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen were Jon’s parents. Rhaegar was the son of the Mad King Aerys, and brother of Daenerys, which makes her Jon Snow’s aunt.
Whether or not Lyanna and Rhaegar were married when Jon was conceived, making him a true born Targaryen, he still shares a bloodline with Daenerys. This would make a romantic relationship rather awkward, though it’s worth noting that the Targaryen family tree is filled with incestuous brothers and sisters, so it’s not entirely out of the question that Jon and Daenerys could fall in love.
But whether or not their relationship turns romantic, seeing two main characters who started on almost opposite ends of the planet — Jon in the north at the Wall, and Daenerys in Essos with her Dothraki khalasar — is pretty incredible.