Warning: This article contains potential spoilers for the seventh season of Game of Thrones.
With a production as massive as Game of Thrones (and one that often shoots outdoors), it’s become increasingly more difficult for the show to keep everything under wraps until a new season premieres. (Just look at Jon Snow last season.) Speculation has mostly surrounded which actors have been spotted on the main set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, such as the return of a sickly knight and a potential family reunion.
Photos of the meeting first surfaced online over the weekend from Watchers on the Wall, Spanish Game of Thrones site Los Siete Reinos, and Deia, which published updates on the latest scenes shooting in Spain. Actors Peter Dinklage, Nathalie Emmanuel, Conleth Hill, Liam Cunningham, and Jacob Anderson (Tyrion Lannister, Missandei, Varys, Davos Seaworth, and Grey Worm respectively) were all there, but the main draw was two actors who appeared on set. Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington have never acted together on Game of Thrones, and their book-adjacent characters have yet to meet—until now.
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) y Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) grabando escenas juntos para Game of Thrones. pic.twitter.com/YYsVs7EVp3
— Mónika y Oriana 🎬 (@monikayoriana) October 22, 2016
On peut voir Missandei sur le bas de la photo.. ça sent l'alliance Jon/Daenerys tout ça pic.twitter.com/TFuWaNUWqv
— Game of Thrones FR (@GameOfThroneFR) October 21, 2016
And soon enough, video of one instance of their meeting—filmed from afar by a set-watcher—ended up online.
It’s unclear just where the characters are (one report indicates that they’re in Dragonstone, Daenerys’ birthplace and the former stronghold of Stannis Baratheon), but wherever they are, they appear to be alone—or alone with their own allies watching from afar in case anything goes awry. Daenerys is wearing clothes geared toward colder weather than she had in Essos, while Jon is in the same Stark furs that he’s been donning since he left the Night’s Watch.
Other videos show more interaction between the North (Jon and Davos) and the Targaryen entourage (Dany, Tyrion, Varys, Missandei, and Grey Worm) as filming commences on a bay. Jon and Tyrion, who haven’t seen one another since season 1, reportedly shake hands (which isn’t shown in the videos).