Deleted Game of Thrones Scene Confirms Theory About Jon Snow and Dragons

WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for the Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones.

The long-awaited premiere of Game of Thrones' final season saw Jon Snow discover his true parentage as the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, making him the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. A cut scene further enforces his Targaryen lineage.

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One of the most notable moments in the episode saw Jon ride Rhaegal alongside Daenerys Targaryen. A video from HBO extends the scene just after they land. briefly includes an interesting line from that scene that was ultimately cut from the episode. In the show, Jon says, "You've completely ruined horses for me." However, the video reveals that he went on to say, "It almost seemed like he knew where I wanted to go."

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In addition to revealing a bit more about Daenerys' ability to control her dragons, that scene was significant for a few reasons: Firstly, it's the first time someone other than Daenerys has ridden a dragon on the show; secondly, it brought Jon Snow much closer towards embracing his true identity as Aegon Targaryen, even if he didn't know it at the time. In the video, series co-creator David Benioff reminded viewers that only Targaryens can ride dragons, which should have clued Jon into his lineage.

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In the same mini-documentary, D.B Weiss stated that the moment was confirmation that the dragons would accept Jon as one of their own, presumably meaning that Jon can now ride either one of the dragons. What that means for Daenerys is that the fate of her dragons is now less dependant on her survival.

Game of Thrones Season 8 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. It stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.

(via Inverse)

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