It’s the beginning of the end!
The first two episodes of this season of Game of Thrones have already generated a sense of curiosity for the forthcoming episodes and frankly, we are all counting on the next episode, the coming together of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, to blow us away.
As the Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister wrote a letter to Jon Snow to form an alliance with the Dragon Queen.
Even though she demanded him to bend the knee, Tyrion’s letter did not sound authoritative. Jon’s visit is under the impression that the Queen would want to join hands but Dany has made up her mind that Jon will have to surrender and support her in taking the Iron Throne.
In the last episode, Olenna Tyrell’s advice to Dany was to be a “dragon, not a sheep” and not listen to the “clever men” around her. By clever men, she clearly means Tyrion Lannister and if Dany is to take this advice, chances of a peaceful alliance between Jon & her seem quite bleak.
So what will Jon do?
We have seen Jon make alliances in the past which are against popular opinion (letting Wildlings through The Wall is at the top of the list). So there are chances, he will bend the knee and make an alliance with the Dragon Queen. He has seen the White Walkers and clearly understands the intensity of the danger that’s coming.
The living can be dealt with in various ways but there are only a few ways to deal with the Night King’s army. And one of them is making weapons out of Dragonglass, which Dany has an entire mountain of.
For the sake of survival, Jon’s wisdom will prevail and he will bend the knee.
But is this a sign of Daenerys’ impending death?
In the past, Jon has made various unpopular alliances that have worked in his favour. And it almost always ended up in the death of the ally.
Lord Commander Mormont, Mance Rayder, Stannis Baratheon. All dead. Is Daenerys next?
Jon wasn’t really popular at The Wall when he first joined the Night’s Watch. With Lord Commander Mormont’s support, he came up the ranks. Mormont died at Craster’s Keep but things took a dramatic turn for Jon.
After a long journey that took him beyond The Wall, he ended up becoming the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
Even his journey with the King beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder, ended in a similar fashion.
The time he spent with the Wildlings earned him his trust. Mance was eventually captured by Stannis Baratheon and was being burnt alive when Jon put him out of his misery by striking him with an arrow. The Wildlings pledged their support to Jon after the White Walkers’ attack at Hardhome.
The decision was unpopular but Jon gained the Wildling army and became their commander as well.
Same was the case with Stannis Baratheon.
Though Jon never technically formed an alliance with Stannis, he certainly impressed him enough. Stannis didn’t have enough men to fight against Ramsay which resulted in his defeat and eventual death.
Soon after Stannis’ death, his trusted companions, Ser Davos and Melisandre, joined Jon’s company.
From what we have seen in the past, Jon’s company is dangerous for his allies. His decisions might not be popular but they certainly yield results. If this is a sign for Dany’s death, we believe her army would eventually accept Jon as their King. The supporters of all the previous allies have pledged their support to Snow already.
R+L=J was already confirmed in the previous season so we know that Jon will be a natural with Dany’s dragons as well. If the dragons approve of him, the humans will have no other option but to crown him as the one true King.
We find this theory pretty convincing. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.