Peter Dinklage is shedding new light on what was one of his character’s more mysterious moments at the end of Season 7. The scene in question featured Tyrion lingering in the hall while Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) hooked up. It was hard to read Tyrion’s cryptic expression in that moment, but Dinklage gave us a pretty good idea what his character was thinking in a recent interview.
The Game of Thrones star revealed that a number of things were going through Tyrion’s mind when he listened to Daenerys and Jon shagging behind closed doors. On one hand, Tyrion was thinking about his duties as an advisor to the Mother of Dragons and whether the move was strategically good.
“You mistake me” Tyrion said again. “I have no wish to die, I promise you. I have …” His voice trailed off. What do I have? A life to live? Work to do? Children to raise, lands to rule, a woman to love?
“You have nothing,” finished Magister Illyrio, “but we can change that.” pic.twitter.com/tREwNBRUGk
— AQuoteOfIceAndFire (@SerASOIAF) September 10, 2018
On the other, he has emotional ties with both Daenerys — whom he loves — and Jon. He also feels like the three of them share a lot in common and wonders how Jon and Daenerys teaming up might work out.
Unfortunately for Tyrion, he still doesn’t know that Jon and Daenerys are related. Apart from the incestual element to their relationship, being a Targaryen means that Jon has a legitimate claim to rule Westeros. This could make his relationship with Daenerys more problematic, especially since she is determined to sit on the Iron Throne.
That said, there is a possibility that Jon and Daenerys have a falling out in Season 8. A new fan theory argues that Jon will not react well once he finds out that Daenerys burned Sam Tarly’s (John Bradley) father and brother alive.
We already know that Jon values family and loyalty above everything and some fans believe he could go to war with Daenerys on behalf of the Tarly family. If that happens, there’s no telling who would come out on top.
The final season of Game of Thrones is expected to begin in 2019.