As if we needed any more confirmation that the attraction between Dany and Jon will explode, HBO has announced that the season 7 finale episode of “Game of Thrones” will be titled, “The Dragon and the Wolf.”
The title undoubtedly refers to House Targaryen and House Stark. Though that much is clear, the extent of the significance remains unclear.
Though the alliance between Dany and Jon has already been forged, the evolution of their relationship remains to be seen. The title may simply refer to the pair’s alliance against the Lannister House (which we already knew). That seems too straightforward, especially since HBO has withheld the episode’s title until now, 5 days before the finale airs.
The strict hold on the episode’s title suggests that it holds a huge significance. The title may point to the much-awaited romantic tryst between the pair (please make it happen!).
While GoT fans are accustomed to characters hooking up (and separating), a romantic commitment between the two will not only make shippers swoon, but will also create a literal power couple who will have a significant advantage over enemies vying for the Iron Throne.
The title mimics an earlier (and quite infamous) GOT episode, “The Lion and The Rose” (Season 4, episode 2). In that episode viewers watched as the marriage celebration between Margaery Tyrell and Joffrey ended with his unexpected and quite gruesome death (at the hands of Olenna nonetheless).
The similarity between the two titles shouldn’t be ignored. Whether or not it foreshadows a marriage, murder (or both) in the finale episode, we know that something huge is going to happen. In addition to the title, the episode’s length also validates its significance to the overall season. The finale will be the longest episode in the series to date, coming in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds. With such a large expanse of time, relationships and ongoing conflicts are bound to see drastic evolutions.
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