Amongst all of the jaw-dropping moments within the Sport of Thrones last season premiere is the long-awaited second when Jon Snow lastly rides a dragon. The key Targaryen rides Rhaegal – the dragon named for his father, Daenerys’s much-older brother Rhaegar – whereas Dany rides Drogon, named for her late husband, Khal Drogo. Though it’s a significantly epic scene, it’s instantly adopted by an unintentionally humorous one: as Jon kisses Dany following their shared flight, he by accident meets Drogon’s gaze, and the dragon provides him an . . . attention-grabbing look. One of many theories floating round about this awkward second? Drogon is not simply named after Khal Drogo – he is the reincarnation of the Dothraki warlord.
No less than one member of the Thrones crew has this as her personal private principle of Drogon’s backstory. Sound designer Paula Fairfield instructed Time that she crafts Drogon’s sound palette round the concept he’s, the truth is, a reincarnation of Khal Drogo.
“My story of Drogon is he is the reincarnation of Khal Drogo, [Dany’s] sizzling husband from season one,” she defined. “That relationship I all the time take note of when selecting Drogon’s [sound] palette.”
Including credence to the idea: Drogo is the dragon who provides Jon Snow that much-memed bizarre look whereas Jon and Dany are making out within the season eight premiere. If he’s actually a reincarnation of Khal Drogo, it is completely cheap (and completely hilarious) that he could be making a face at his spouse’s new boyfriend/secret nephew. Dany’s dragons have been hatched out of Khal Drogo’s funeral pyre, too, giving them yet one more hyperlink along with her late Dothraki husband.
As entertaining as the idea is, although, it is most likely not true. In HBO’s official behind-the-scenes featurette for the episode, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss clarify that the dragons – Drogon included – truly like Jon; Drogon’s expression is one among approval, not disapproval.
“Seeing Jon and Dany on the dragons collectively is a Jon and Dany second, however it additionally seeds within the thought these creatures will settle for Jon Snow as one among their riders,” Weiss mentioned. It isn’t a glance of hostility, then, however an odd second of acceptance into the very unique dragon-approved membership – even when Jon remains to be extremely awkward across the dragons.