Game of Thrones has always had a number of surprising twists and turns, shocking fans with unexpected character deaths throughout its many seasons.
No one wanted Ned Stark (Sean Bean) to lose his head, and no one was expecting Margaery (Natalie Dormer) to go up in flames with the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) when Cersei (Lena Headey) decided to set alight the wildfire underneath the Sept of Baelor.
However, now that the popular HBO fantasy series is slowly coming to an end, fans can slowly start to see the direction Game of Thrones is taking, bringing together Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) to fight the Long Night.
A Song of Ice And Fire author George R.R. Martin said so himself, telling the HBO that his books were all about the Bastard King in the North and the Dragon Queen.
In an interview with the New York Times, Game of Thrones episode director Alan Taylor revealed that Martin had actually told him about Dany and Jon years ago when the network was filming the series' first season.
"When we were shooting Season 1 and no one had seen the show yet, we were in Malta. Back then, there was not a lot of secrecy because nobody was paying attention, and George R.R. Martin came to visit and he was being quite open about his plans.
He said something: That it really is all about Dany and Jon. I was surprised because at the time, you know, I thought, well Robb Stark's going to be king next, probably.
And who knows where this story's going? But it was absolutely clear to him that within this sprawling scale the whole story was coming down to this partnership."
Does this mean that Dany and Jon will fulfill the prophecy of Azor Ahai? While it seems like Game of Thrones is clearly pointing towards that direction, the series could also be using the two as a red herring for the real Prince That Was Promised. Let's wait and find out.
Game of Thrones airs "The Dragon And The Wolf" next Sunday, August 27 at 9pm on HBO.
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