Season 7 of Game of Thrones elicited a squee of delight from me when we saw the healing of Ser Jorah Mormont and his subsequent reunion with Daenarys. The unrequited love/friendship between The mother of dragons and her protector and oldest advocate is one of my favorite things about the series.
Alas, the world of GOT is cruel, and I soon developed a theory about the wayward knight’s return to Daenarys’ side. One of the driving questions of season 7 has been whether or not Daenarys will follow in the footsteps of her mad king father. Will she use her dragons to lay waste to King’s Landing, killing thousands of innocents in the process, or will she break the cycle of tyrannical rulers and be a true advocate for the people?
Unlike the people of Westeros, we the viewers have had the opportunity to follow Daenarys through the past six seasons and know she has always fought for the good of the masses. Which is why, if she is going to break character and descend into darkness, she would need a pretty damn good reason to justify it.
Like losing her oldest, closest, and most trusted friend, maybe?
Ugh. I don’t like typing that sentence. But we all know that the world of GOT is a harsh one, and that characters in it rarely get to have something good for very long, and the show went out of its way to put extra weight on the Jorah/Daenarys reunion. There was that long hug/kiss on the cheek, The “you’ve got to be kidding me, I just got you back” look she gave him when he volunteered to help Jon wrangle a white walker, and even a comment from Tyrion about her being happy to see him.
So here’s my theory: Jon and the A-team will successfully catch a white walker, and the scheduled meeting between House Lannister and House Targaryan will take place as planned. During the meeting, Cersei will execute some Cersei-level shenanigans, and Ser Jorah will either end up horrifically killed, horrifically maimed, or horrifically captured.
Effectively and believably motivating Daenaryus to go full Dark-Khaleesi and bring a dragon shit-storm down on King’s Landing and everyone in it.
What do think? Was Ser Mormont brought back just to motivate Daenaryus? Let me know in the comments!
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