Meaghan Kirby
Updated August 30, 2017

Warning, the following post contains spoilers from the seventh season finale of Game of Thrones. If you haven’t seen the episode just yet, make your way over to HBO faster than Gendry sprinting to Eastwatch because we have a *lot* to talk about.

It’s safe to say “The Dragon and The Wolf” was 79 minutes and 43 seconds of pure drama. From a Stark sibling takedown, to Lannister reunions, and breakups, the families of Game of Thrones were *mighty* busy. But the real drama came when Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow — who have zero idea that they’re actually related — finally sealed the deal and, to put it kindly, boarded the S.S. Boat Sex. But just to make us feel even more awkward about it, their sex scene was narrated by Bran, who along with Samwell Tarly, confirmed that Jon’s real dad is Rhaegar Targaryen, making Dany his aunt.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. While Jon and Dany were solidifying their alliance in more ways than one, Tyrion Lannister was lingering in the hallway, staring at Dany’s door, looking uncomfortable and a bit upset. Same, Tyrion.


According to the episode’s director, Jeremy Podeswa, Tyrion’s oddball staring maybe wasn’t as creepy as it looked.

So essentially Podeswa is saying that Tyrion was in full Hand of the Queen mode, worried that Dany and Jon thinking with their hearts (or, ahem, other parts of their bodies) as opposed to brains could potentially have a disastrous outcome on Game of Thrones. That’s fair and very strategic of him but come on, do we really buy it?


But Podeswa also conceded that, like most of the other men around her, Tyrion also has feelings for the Mother of Dragons. However, he doesn’t think Tyrion’s crush on Dany is anything like Jorah’s intense affection.

Seeing how Dany and Jon’s budding relationship is most likely on a one way boat ride toward the Island of Doom, Tyrion (and Jorah, Daario, and the ghost of Khal Drogo) may not have anything to worry about. Then again, their relationship will probably be the catalyst for a *lot* of the major drama in the final season. Welp, at least we (probably) have a year and a half to speculate.