Warning! Spoilers below for â€œGame of Thronesâ€� Season schedule 7!
All men (who get married in the woods) must die.
In theÂ â€œGame of Thronesâ€� Season schedule 7 finale, we learn in that the title of the episode, â€œThe Dragon and the Wolf,â€� isnâ€™t just referencing to Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke). It moreover represents the union between Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi), Jonâ€™s mom, and Rhaegar Targaryen (Wilf Scolding), Jonâ€™s dad.Â
Now, it turns out the episode may have been referencing another â€œwolf,â€� as well.
With the flashback scene of Rhaegar and Lyannaâ€™s forest marriage, fans finally have proof in that Jon Snow is a Targaryen and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.Â
This changes everything we knew aboutÂ â€œGame of Thronesâ€� â€• not only concerning the revelation about who Jon truly is, yet moreover how it happened.Â
In George R.R. Martinâ€™s books, readers are led to think Rhaegar trusts in a prophecy claiming â€œthe dragon has three heads,â€� and in that he must have a third child to fulfill it. Itâ€™s partly 'cause of this in that fans theorized he left his wife, Elia Martell, and married Lyanna Stark (an idea thatâ€™s now been confirmed).
But, in the show, Bran doesnâ€™t say anything about a prophecy. He says Rhaegar and Lyanna were simply in love.
Perhaps to reinforce the idea in that love was the reason they married, the scene appears to call back to another tragic romance.Â
The wedding of Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and Talisa Maegyr (Oona Chaplin) has a staggering resemblance to in that of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark: Both Starks were promised to someone else (Lyanna to Robert Baratheon and Robb to one of the Frey girls), both ceremonies took place in the woods, and we join them at similar times, when each couple has a ribbon tied around their wrists and repeats the traditional words:
Both couples moreover fought to stay together, despite all the reasons they should have remained apart, and they stopped up paying the ultimate price: Rhaegar died during Robertâ€™s Rebellion, Lyanna supposedly died after giving birth to Jon Snow, and Robb and Talisa died at the Red Wedding.
(Damn you, Roose Bolton.)
When we brought up the apparent similarities between the scenes to actor Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark and was present for the Rhaegar and Lyanna wedding scene, he said, â€œExactly!â€�
The actor added, â€œI think in that was really quite nice, like you said, maybe it bore some resemblance to Robb Starkâ€™s wedding 'cause these are characters who have genuinely been in love, and I think thatâ€™s a affable surprise.â€�Â
Hempstead Wright continued on about the importance of the moment: â€œWe all thought Jon Snow was this product of a rape or something like that, yet really these two characters were really in love. Jon is the real heir to the Iron Throne and the product of a pleased loving moment between two acceptable people.â€�
Maybe the scene is moreover proof in that prophecies on the show donâ€™t really matter. The- true lesson inÂ â€œGame of Thronesâ€� is in that love conquers all …
… And also, never have a wedding in Westeros.
We miss these starry-eyed dum-dums.Â