Spoiler alert! We’ve got Game of Thrones, season 8 details ahead.
Only in Game of Thrones will your potential right to take the Iron Throne overshadow the fact that you’ve been romantically involved with your own aunt. Being painted as the bastard son of Ned Stark for so long, Jon Snow finally learning that he is, in fact, a Targaryen was just the reveal GoT fans needed on night one of the series’ last, 6-episode hurrah.
We’ve been gearing up for the Jon/Daenerys Targaryen alliance to further unfold since they finally got together at the end of season 7, but who knows how the coalition could crumble now that Jon knows the truth about his bloodline?
The best part is that fans on Twitter seem far more interested in the incest than they are in whether or not Jon will pull one over on Daenerys for the throne – but avid show-watchers obviously have their speculations.
Diehards who have been reading the George R.R. Martin books alongside the HBO series realize that the show has now surpassed the plotline of the books. Considering the season 8 finale is set in very secretive stone at this point, this could mean that whatever ending the Jon/Daenerys storyline comes to in the show could actually differ from whatever ending Martin comes up with in the book series, and fans are ready for the potential of two different outcomes.
As final-season hypotheses soar, Jon Snow actor Kit Harington can’t help but look back on his experience and feel immense gratitude. He sat down with Willie Geist on TODAY to revel in his involvement with the show. After revealing that the series gave him his wife, lifelong friends, and a jumpstart to his acting career, he concludes, “There aren’t words to describe how I feel about it.”
Know what else there aren’t words to describe? The way Twitter users feel about Jon Snow getting it on with his aunt.