Fans have been waiting for nearly 10 years — and it finally happened: the biggest family secret on “Game of Thrones” has been revealed in the Season 8 premiere.
Ned Stark (Sean Bean) told Jon Snow “The next time I see you, we’ll talk about your mother” in the show’s second episode, which aired in 2011— and of course they never saw each other again.
Spoilers ahead for the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premiere.
The truth is out at last: in the Season 8 premiere, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) found out about his real parents. But the way it went down probably isn’t what anyone expected. It links Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon’s friend Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) in a surprising way.
In the first episode of the final season, Sam finds Jon in the Winterfell crypts and drops the bomb: his real mother was Ned Stark’s sister Lyanna, while his real father was not Ned but Rhaegar Targaryen (Dany’s older brother who died before the events of the show).