It wasn’t long ago that “Game of Thrones” finally revealed a secret that it had orchestrated over nearly two years. Lately, the show has been teasing fans with another major Jon Snow revelation — only this time, they may have accidentally let it slip.
As per usual, HBO has released the plot synopses of two upcoming episodes; typically for a show like “Thrones,” no big news because they are vaguely-worded and reveal little. This time, however, fans think they might have unveiled the answer to a major question: What is the real identity of Jon Snow’s parents?
The description of “Blood of My Blood,” an episode set to run May 29, is as follows: “An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly (Hannah Murray) meets Sam’s (John Bradley) family. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a difficult choice. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faces off against the High Sparrow.”
The description for “The Broken Man,” set to premiere June 5, reads: “The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.”
But although there may be plenty of intriguing teases buried within those brief sentences, it is the title of the former that has people talking. Now that we all know Jon Snow is alive, Kit Harington has emerged from his bunker and seems to be doing interviews with everybody except Space Ghost. As such, he’s also coughing up the occasional plot point.
“There’s one episode this season, which is Jon’s story,” he told Entertainment Weekly recently. “That’s the most epic episode we’ve done.”
As “GoT” fans know, a massive part of Jon Snow’s identity is his somewhat-humiliating status as Eddard Stark’s bastard son. But recent episodes have dropped hints that there’s more to that story — and his reincarnation would seem to indicate that he is destined for greatness.
“I’m calling it right now, episode 6 will be all about Jon Snow and it will be the episode where we’ll confirm [that he is the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen],” writes a Redditor, speculating about the show’s title and assuming “Blood” must be the episode to which Harington was referring.
“‘Blood of my Blood’ certainly refers to Ned being Lyanna’s brother. Jon still shares Ned’s blood through her. If I’m right, we’ll probably see a lot of Targaryen backstory, probably through Bran (who’s getting more and more adventurous in his visions, if we believe the preview for episode 5).”
Could this theory be correct? Are “GoT” fans about to find out that Jon Snow is not Ned Stark’s bastard but instead Targaryen royalty? On May 29, it seems, our minds could be as blown as if they were struck by a sword in one of those plentiful “GoT” decapitation scenes.