The Game of Thrones season 7 finale title hints at unions past and present


The title for the Game of Thrones season 7 finale hints at a union of two great Houses both past and present.

HBO has released the official title for the Game of Thrones season 7 finale and it has everything to do with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, as well as a possible nod to Jon’s parentage. Episode 707 is titled “The Dragon and the Wolf,” and according to the press release, it will run for 79 minutes and 43 seconds.

Yes, that’s an hour and 20 minutes of Game of Thrones, so, at least we can take solace in the fact that the last time we will see the show for what might be an unbearable length of time, will be a good long look.

Back to the title and what we can surmise from it. While “The Dragon and the Wolf” obviously hints at a union between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen — a relationship that’s been heating up since Jon took Dany on that date to the Cave Art Exhibit in “The Spoils of War” — it also could very well hint at another very important union between House Stark and House Targaryen, as well.

Here’s the preview trailer:

In the season 6 finale, “The Winds of Winter,” we learned that Jon’s true parents were Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, and in episode 705, “Eastwatch,” we watched as Gilly discovered that Rhaegar had his marriage to Elia of Dorne annulled and was remarried to Lyanna, making Jon a legitimate Targaryen.

This means Jon is Dany’s nephew, so when they inevitably have sex…well, yuck. But, it also means his claim to the Iron Throne is stronger than hers, as he is the only surviving heir of the heir to the Mad King’s crown — Rhaegar.

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Hopefully, we’ll see how the Dragon came together with the Wolf to make the White Wolf himself — Jon Snow — when the Game of Thrones season 7 finale airs this Sunday night at 8 PM CT across all HBO platforms.