Last night’s Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones finally gave us the moment we’ve been waiting for: Jon Snow finds out who he really is—Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and the true heir to the iron throne.
“My father was the most honorable man I’ve ever met,” he tells Sam once he learns the news. “You’re saying he lied to me all my life?” Sam, however, explains that it was Ned’s job to protect Jon all his life, otherwise Robert Baratheon would’ve killed him if he knew he was a threat.
“Daenerys is our queen,” he says. Sam replies, “She shouldn’t be.
” Jon pauses. “That’s treason.
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Ned Stark, who is actually Jon’s uncle rather than his birth father, is a sensitive topic.
When Jon gets defensive about the man who raised him, he’s actually quite close to getting angry over the possibility that Sam could be lying to him. “For that moment, Samwell is nothing to him,” Harington told EW.
“Jon would disown this friend and beat him up if he was trying to lie to him about this. He’s quite threatening: You’re telling me this, you better be f—king right, and if you’re trying to play me — that was the way to play that scene I think.
I hope it was.”
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John Bradley, who plays Tarly, also told the magazine, “Jon feels Sam is muddying the name of one to the most noble people he’s ever known and that his entire life is built on a lie.”