Game of Thrones season 8: Jon Snow WILL betray Daenerys Targaryen in EPIC twist

Warning: This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight, episode one. 

Game of Thrones finally returned this evening and it came with a moment fans have been waiting for for ages. 

The HBO fantasy show saw Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) discover his true identity as a Targaryen. 

It was all down to Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) who confirmed the news to his stunned friend.

Sam was reluctant to tell Jon anything at first, believing the task should fall on Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright). 

But mysterious Bran refused and Sam headed down to the Winterfell crypts to deliver Jon the message that would change his life forever.

They had a little disagreement, with Sam berating Jon for bending the knee to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in the first place, saying Jon had given up the Iron Throne.

After his friend insisted he only gave up his seat as King of the North, Sam raged: “I’m talking about being King of the Seven bloody Kingdoms!”

Sam continued: “Bran and I worked it out. Your mother was Lyanna Stark and your father – real father – was Rhaegar Targaryen.

“You’ve never been a bastard. You’re Aegon Targaryen, real heir to the Iron Throne.”

Jon’s face said it all, as confusion, anger and shock set in all at once. 

The true king continued: “My father was the most honourable man I ever met. Are you saying he lied to me his whole life?”

Sam explained how Ned Stark (Sean Bean) actually kept Jon safe and alive by not telling him his Targaryen heritage. 

Jon, looking decidedly more worried by now, added: “Daenerys is our queen. That’s treason.”

Sam added: “You gave up your crown to save the people… Would she do the same?”

And it’s true, would Daenerys really drop her mission for the Iron Throne now even though Jon is the rightful heir?

Throughout the series, she has believed she is supposed to be Queen and has stopped at nothing to get to where she needs to be. 

Surely, Jon would realise she has the traits of her father, the Mad King, and would end up betraying her.

Either that, or he would be silenced forever, letting Daenerys take the Iron Throne, even if she isn’t the right person for the job.

Game of Thrones continues next Monday at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic.

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