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Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke Tease Awkward Times Ahead For Jon and Daenerys on Game of Thrones

January 2, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke say that things may get a little tense between their characters in Game of Thrones’ final season. Speaking with TV Insider about the upcoming eighth season, Harington and Clarke agreed that the revelation that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are related will mean some difficult things about their now-consummated relationship.

“From a dramatic standpoint, it makes things interesting, because the story is no longer about who Jon’s parents are,” co-showrunner D.B. Weiss told the site. “It’s about what happens when Jon finds out.”

Harington noted that Jon in particular will be hard-hit by the news, noting, “Jon is someone who plays by the book. He cannot lie. Finding out about Dany would be very hard for him.”

As for Dany, Clarke says her big issue will be with the fact that Jon has a claim to the Iron Throne as the heir to House Targaryen. “Daenerys’s lifelong dream has been to avenge her family and claim her rightful seat on the Iron Throne,” Clarke said. “She truly loves Jon. Were she to find out about his title, it would cut deep.”

The show will return for its final season on HBO in April.