The latest episode of Game of Thrones ended (spoilers ahead) with Daenerys Targaryen dracarys-ing nearly everything and everyone in King's Landing while the other characters watched in horror. Jon Snow, her lover/nephew, had one of the most pained reactions of all, leading many fans to think a grim confrontation between the two of them is coming. Now a scene from season one has resurfaced depicting an exchange between Jaime Lannister and Jon—and it bolsters the Jon versus Dany theory.
Vanity Fair reminds us that back in the early Game of Thrones days, Jaime and Jon stared each other down during a tense conversation in Winterfell. At the time, Jaime approached Jon mockingly and asked him if he'd ever used a sword on anyone. Then he derisively told him, "Let me thank you ahead of time for guarding us all from the perils beyond the wall—Wildlings and White Walkers and whatnot. We're grateful to have good strong men like you protecting us."
Jon's contempt for Jaime was written all over his face, and it was clear he felt nothing in common with the guy known for murdering the Mad King, a.k.a. Daenerys Targaryen's father. But nevertheless they stood parallel to one another for a brief moment. That short connection may reflect how their paths are related now. Jon might finally understand where Jaime was coming from when he killed the Targaryen ruler. Meanwhile, Jaime's sarcastic words about men like Jon protecting the realm might carry new weight in the next episode, when Jon will surely have to address Daenerys' merciless turn.
Plus, there was also that time when Jaime confessed how the whole Mad King murder went down to Brienne. He talked about the Mad King's obsession with fire and destruction in terms similar to Dany's decision from last week.
“Have you heard of wildfire? The Mad King was obsessed with it," Lannister said. "He loved to watch people burn, the way their skin blackened and blistered and melted off their bones. He burned lords he didn’t like. He burned hands who disobeyed him. He burned anyone who was against him. Before long, half the country was against him. Aerys saw traitors everywhere. So he had his pyromancers place caches of wildfire all over the city. Beneath the Sept of Baelor and the slums of Flea Bottom. Under houses, stables, taverns. Even beneath the Red Keep itself.”
Of course, Jon could decide he loves Dany too much to go Kingslayer on her. Some fans think it might actually be Arya who exacts revenge on the Mother of Dragons. Either way, things don't look too good for Khaleesi heading into the final moments of the show.
Originally Appeared on Glamour