Season 7 of Game of Thrones recently wrapped up. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally consummated their relationship in the season finale of Game of Thrones 7. It was awkward and giggly – but now, the episode’s director, Jeremy Podeswa, has shed further insight from that.
“With Jon and Dany’s scene, the important thing for me was that it wouldn’t be prurient in any way, that there’s a very strong undercurrent in that scene. It was shot very, very simply. It’s basically just one steady push in shot to Jon and Dany and then that very important look between them at mid-level. And then a one-shot looking at Jon, then looking down at Dany. It wasn’t about shooting a big lovemaking scene. Once they’re making love, that’s the story. There’s no reason to kind of linger on that.” He told Indiewire.
The idea was to hint at the taboo nature of what they were doing – they’re aunt and nephew – and not to linger on the lovemaking.
“But the real story within the story, was actually what was going on with their eyes and what’s happening — there’s an understanding between them that even though they know in some part of them that they shouldn’t really be doing this, they cannot not do it,” he added. “There’s some element of destiny that’s brought them together, and they can’t fight it.” He added.
The scene was intercut with shots of Jon’s half brother (or cousin), Bran, telling Sam Tarly (and us) the truth behind his parentage. Confirming a popular fan theory, Bran Stark told Sam that Jon is in fact the legitimate son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Jon’s real name is Aegon Targaryen, and is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
Podeswa is a veteran TV director who has helmed six episodes of the series.