Game of Thrones is in the middle of production for its final season and new behind-the-scenes photos revealed a massive spoiler about Kit Harington’s Jon Snow. The actor was spotted filming in Croatia this week, hinting that he’ll reunite with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) before the show calls it a wrap. Why are Jon and Cersei meeting a second time?
Harington was spotted on the set of King’s Landing in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Jon was seen meeting for a second time with Cersei, though we still don’t know the context behind their reunion.
Last season, Jon went to King’s Landing to convince Cersei to help fight the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) and his army of the dead. Cersei agreed to put her war against Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) on hold while everyone in Westeros fights the White Walkers.
But at the end of the season, we learned that Cersei was not joining the fight and was planning on double crossing Jon and Daenerys.
— BuzzTox (@BuzzTox) February 20, 2018
There are many reasons why Jon and Cersei meet in the final season. For starters, the scenes in question could be the final moments of the show, when Jon takes the Iron Throne from Cersei once and for all. If that is the case, then something bad may have happened to Daenerys during the war with the Night King. Either way, it looks like Jon will survive the war and be in a position to take the Iron Throne.
The King’s Landing sighting comes days after Harington was spotted in Iceland with Emilia Clarke. The two were presumably in the country filming scenes for Game of Thrones, though it isn’t clear when those scenes will take place next season.
While the sightings reveal a lot about what’s to come, they weren’t the only Game of Thrones spoilers revealed this week.
A few fans did some deep research on the past seven seasons of Game of Thrones and figured out which characters had the most time in front of the cameras.
Jon came out on top with 338 minutes of screen time while Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) came in second with 337 minutes. Daenerys was third with 276 minutes.
— Olya V (@ovslchnkooo) February 8, 2018
Although these numbers are not a definitive guide on who will rule Westeros at the end of Season 8, they do hint which characters are more important to the overall story.
While we wait for more spoilers to surface, Game of Thrones director Deborah Riley recently talked about the finale. Riley didn’t reveal any specifics, but she did assure fans that the finale will live up to their wildest dreams.
“We’re working very hard,” she shared. “[Showrunners] David Benioff and Dan Weiss set the bar very high, and every year we have to keep trying to jump over it.
The final season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO in 2019.