With Game of Thrones Season 6 officially drawn to a close, it’s not just the fans that has been left wondering what’s next but the members of the cast as well. Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark in the series, predicted that Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys and Kit Harington’s Jon Snow will finally get married.
Following the finale of the latest season of the series, the cast members were asked to put a guess on what’s coming next.
“Honestly, what I think is going to happen — and I don’t know where the story is going to go, but I think Jon and Daenerys are going to end up together, probably,” the Variety quoted her as saying.
However, many expect Jon to end up with Turner’s Sansa, even though it was revealed in the season’s finale that the character is the half-sister of Jon. A flashback showed dying Lyanna convincing her brother, Ned Stark, to raise her son Jon as one of his own. Turner, however, dismissed such possibility, saying it would be strange for the two characters to be involved romantically, the Independent reported.
“I feel like Jon and Sansa would be a strange one, especially because isn’t it considered not legitimate if you haven’t consummated the marriage, and I really don’t think either of them would be particularly up for that,” she said.
A marriage between Jon and Daenerys would tantamount to an incest as well, since it was also revealed during the flashback scene to the Tower of Joy, that Jon’s father was actually Daenerys’ brother, Rhaegar Targaryen, the Time reported.
However, the concept of an aunt marrying her nephew would not be a far-flung possibility given the 300 year-old tradition of the Targaryens in which they resorted to marrying within the family to keep the blood line pure.
Game of Thrones is also nearing an end and the upcoming seasons will have fewer episodes, according to creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
“From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with,” Benioff told the Deadline. “Call it 73 for now.”