Peter Dinklage Reveals What Tyrion Was Thinking When Jon And Dany Hooked Up
While many fans were cheering that the sexual tension between Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) was finally over, others were pondering why Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) looked so perplexed.
Thankfully, he wasn't in the actual room when the King of the North and the Mother of Dragons were getting it on, but he stood outside and looked very concerned about the situation. Well, Dinklage clears up the speculation in a short, behind-the-scenes clip released by HBO.
He says: "It's dangerous for everybody involved. I'm sure [the sex] is good for both of them in the moment, but you don't even get the relief of how beautiful it could be or should be.
"No, it's not good - it should be, but it's not. It's Game of Thrones, there's a long history of romance not ending well in this show."
Peter isn't lying. Daenerys killed her first husband, Khal Drogo, in an act of love after he develops an infection from a battle wound. The next husband she was due to take, Meereenese noble Hizdahr zo Loraq, was slaughtered by the Sons of the Harpy. Euron Greyjoy was also planning on marrying Dany, but that would have most likely resulted in one of them dying as well.
Harington adds: "I think they both know it's wrong. They both know it's going to cause problems. But it's that thing - when you suddenly feel that deeply about someone and you go through those events together, it's like a runaway train you can't stop it happening."
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There's an interesting fan theory that ties in with Peter's assumption that things don't end well for people in relationships in the series. In the books, written by George R. R. Martin, Dany hears a prophecy leading her to believe she'll face three betrayals.
An exert reads: "The voices were growing louder, she realized, and it seemed her heart was slowing, and even her breath ... three treasons will you know ... once for blood and once for gold and once for love."
But later she's also warned to avoid a few scrupulous characters. It reads: "Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun's son and the mummer's dragon. Trust none of them. Remember the Undying. Beware the perfumed seneschal."
Some believe that considering Tyrion is a Lannister, whose sigil is a lion, he's not to be trusted. In the final episode, 'The Dragon and the Wolf', Tyrion tries to get his sister, Cersei, to agree to a truce so that everyone can fight the White Walkers. He tells her: "I don't want to destroy our family, I never have."
However, we never get to see the end of their conversation, and some fans believe that Tyrion is actually plotting against Dany and Jon to help the Lannister family.
We'll have to wait and see what happens to Tyrion, Dany and Jon in the final season, which unfortunately isn't expected to be released for at least another 12 months.
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