Warning: Spoilers for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season eight, episode one.
On Sunday’s first episode of season eight of “Game of Thrones,” Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen shared a happy scene together and kissed.
Some fans didn’t like the scene.
Part of the reason some people didn’t enjoy the scene is because the two main characters are secretly related.
Others disliked it because it seemed to mirror an earlier iconic scene between Jon and his Wildling love interest, Ygritte.
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“Game of Thrones” season 8 came back with a bang on Sunday night to HBO. And while fans welcomed seeing the beloved characters, dragons, and on-screen reunions, the romance between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen, sixth of his name) wasn’t exactly well received.
On the premiere, Daenerys and Jon have returned to Winterfell where his sisters Arya and Sansa — not to mention every ruling family in the North — aren’t thrilled to learn that he has bent the knee to the dragon queen and is no longer King in the North.
After being told her dragons are eating less than expected in this new winter climate, Daenerys takes Jon with her to check on them. While there, they decide to ride the dragons together and wind up at a picturesque waterfall.
“We could stay a thousand years. No one would find us,” Daenerys says to Jon.
“We’d be pretty old,” Jon says. “It’s cold up here for a southern girl.”
“Then keep your queen warm,” Daenerys replies, as the music swells and the two kiss with the waterfall and two dragons in the background.
It should have made for the ultimate high fantasy moment, but many fans were less than enthusiastic about the continued romance between Daenerys and Jon.
Some pointed out that because the audience knows Jon is really Daenerys’ nephew, it adds a squeamish undertone to the otherwise romantic scene
As fans learned at the end of season seven — and Jon himself will soon learn by the end of the episode — his real name is not Jon Snow, but Aegon Targaryen. He was the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, who was the older brother of Daenerys herself.
It’s the famous “R+L=J” theory that means Jon is actually Danerys’ nephew, as well as the true heir to the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
And while the Targaryens were known for taking their siblings as their husbands and wives, it’s not a practice the North (or “Game of Thrones” fans, for that matter) necessarily accept.
Just Aunt Danny and her nephew Jon sharing a king awkward kiss pic.twitter.com/UiYJH2Kp4n
— Ser Davos (@Tony_Reed07) April 15, 2019
So when is someone gonna tell Jon and Daenerys they are aunt and nephew?#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/rjgnFUN5dD
— Matt Fletcher (@mattmcfletch) April 15, 2019
The dragons are looking the auntie/nephew smooching between Jon & Dani like: #GameofThrones #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/FlyhIwDPUI
— CL Nicholson (@CalvinNicholson) April 15, 2019
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