Jon Snow may or may not meet up with Daenerys on this season of Game of Thrones, but he'll have more than enough on his plate with the White Walkers on the march. With the season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones just days away, the extra-long wait will finally be over. With only 13 episodes remaining before the series is complete, the upcoming season will have to take care of a lot. Not only will previous threads need to be addressed, but new character pairings will continue to upset the status quo. On top of that, but more war than even Westeros is used to is on the horizon.
While Dany, her dragons, and her sizable army will be a clear enough threat when they arrive, most of the realm is still ignorant to the coming of the White Walkers. Luckily, more and more characters are making their way to the North this season as Jon Snow will need all the help he can get. As a character who's already been through a lot, major changes will be coming this season for the new King in the North. Part of that could come in the form of Jon learning he's a Targaryen. If that's the case, could a meeting with his long lost aunt Dany be on the horizon?
Variety spoke with Kit Harington about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones and asked whether Jon and Dany will ever encounter one another. And while the actor's answer seems to rule out such a meeting happening this season, it's likely still in the cards.
“I’d love to work with Emilia [Clarke]. I’d love our characters to meet. I’m sure they will, but it awaits to be seen what kind of relationship that will be. Whether they’ll fight, whether they’ll get together, or become an alliance or not an alliance. That’s going to be an interesting thing when that happens.”
While Jon's true parentage might not be on the top of his list, Dany's dragons will prove a powerful ally against the White Walkers. Given that, it seems safe to assume the two will join forces at some point. After all, it'll be Jon's job to pull everyone together in Westeros and make sure they understand the real threat.
“I don’t think [Jon] thinks anyone is ready for the battle that lies ahead. I think that’s his major problem. He knows that there’s this massive army amassing north of The Wall and that’s his main priority. I think he knows this world is very, very unready and un-united and that’s his major task going forward this season.”
The Others won't be the only thing Jon has to contend with this season. While many of the northern houses proclaimed him king, Sansa's the rightful ruler of Winterfell. Mix in her training under Littlefinger, and Sansa and Jon will share more than a little tension this season. Hopefully, they'll make amends in due time, however, as the realm will need all hands on deck when winter arrives.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on HBO this Sunday, July 16, at 9 pm.