The latest episode of Game of Thrones featured the long-awaited meeting between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. While Daenerys ultimately granted Jon Snow access to the dragonglass on Dragonstone, the Mother of Dragons and King in the North did not succeed in making solid allies of each other for the respective wars they are about to wage. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, David Benioff and Dan Weiss discussed why Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen had a difficult time convincing each other to join their respective campaigns.
Weiss described the atmosphere on set as the much-anticipated Game of Thrones meeting was being filmed:
“The spine of the episode is their meeting. It was a thrilling and exciting thing to watch happening, even as we were shooting it. Once we realized that we’re kind of getting a charge just from seeing this happen on a set, which is a notoriously boring place, we had a sense that it would carry over to the finished version of the scene.”
Weiss explained why Jon may not have an appreciation for Daenerys’ experiences:
“He doesn’t have much insight into what she’s gone through. I think he sees a rich girl with a fancy name, sitting in a big chair with a fancy dress on, proclaiming herself the queen of the world. I don’t think he’s looking on her with as much respect as she has come to take as her due.”
Weiss discussed why Daenerys also has a difficult time appreciating Jon’s own experiences:
“She looks at him and she thinks this is some unwashed barbarian from the North, and a bastard. His name is Jon Snow, and yet he’s calling himself king. If she knew what he had seen, she would be looking very, very differently at what he’s telling her. But at this moment in time, she only sees someone who is trying to carve up a piece of her kingdom for himself. And if what this guy is saying is true, then it really is an issue, and she has her own very serious issues to deal with in the shape of the woman who is now sitting on the throne.”
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Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Game of Thrones continues next Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter