Warning: The following article contains potential spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7
Winter is Coming has shared that Spanish-language Game of Thrones fan site Los Siete Reinos is reporting a rumor that Thrones actor Kit Harington, who stars as Jon Snow on the HBO phenomenon, may be filming in Spain at some point. Specifically in “Bilbao for shooting in the Basque beaches.”
The beaches of Spain are where fellow Game of Thrones actors, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), have already been confirmed to be filming by Winter is Coming.
— Winter is Coming (@WiCnet) October 19, 2016
Given that Tyrion (who is the Hand of the Queen) is already there, one can easily surmise that Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) should not be far off.
If Harington were to film in Spain, this would heavily imply something major; that Jon Snow will be in close proximity to the Mother of Dragons at some point in Season 7.
Now you do need to take this rumor with a huge grain of salt or in this case, sand. LSR itself proclaims (translated into English) that it is just a rumor.
“[It is] just a rumor and we have no evidence. Again, we have no evidence of this beyond what several sources have told us as speculation.”
While there is a healthy dose of skepticism there, Jon Snow’s arrival would make sense. With the Game of Thrones-focused site Winter is Coming already confirming that Ser Davos has been spotted hitting the beach with Tyrion, it makes sense Jon would not be far behind.
Davos is the King in the North’s right-hand man and top advisor. And Jon is not a leader who typically delegates diplomatic errands, though that might change with the demands of his new position.
When we last saw Jon and company in the Season 6 finale, he had just been declared the King in the North. That event took place, right after a scene that revealed long-awaited and vital information that forever changed Game of Thrones as we knew it.
During a flashback to the past, Jon’s brother Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) learned that Jon is not actually his biological brother and hence, not the illegitimate son of Ned Stark (Sean Bean).
Rather, he is Bran’s cousin and Ned’s nephew, via his sister, Lyanna. Jon’s father is presumed to be Rhaegar Targaryen; the son of Aerys “Mad King” Targaryen and the brother of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke). This last bit of relevant info puts the idea of Jon traveling into his aunt’s territory especially compelling.
Does Jon know he is a long-lost Targaryen at this point? Has he confirmed he is the legitimate son of Rhaegar, and therefore the true heir to the Iron Throne? Are he and his aunt entering negations as to who will sit on the Iron Throne?
Or is he just there to gather reinforcements in the ensuing battle with the White Walkers? Remember, the White Walkers have been making their way further and further south.
The idea of Jon traveling away from Winterfell brings with it its own share of confusion on a story level.
Jon, a character that has never left the North, leaving his family’s home when he has just returned it back to their control would be surprising. As would him departing the North following what Inquisitr has already reported about a family reunion between the Starks in Season 7.
His family needs him more than ever and leaving would mean saying goodbye to the siblings he could have just reunited with. Who would be in charge of Winterfell in his absence? Could Bran or Sansa (Sophie Turner) take over the reins until he returns? There are so many questions.
Either way, the long-anticipated meeting between Daenerys and Jon has the potential to be another game changing moment for the series. Jon and Daenerys are the only living Targaryens left in the world and they are aunt and nephew.
Despite that strong biological connection, some fans have been rallying for a romantic pairing between the two revered leaders. Whether that occurs or not is, of course, open to speculation; as is whether or not Jon will actually meet Daenerys in Season 7. We will all just have to stay tuned.
Game of Thrones returns for Season 7, next summer on HBO.
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