This 'Game of Thrones' Theory Explains Why Tyrion Was So Weird About Jon and Dany
The highlight—or lowlight, depending on your stance—of the Game of Thrones season finale was when Jon and Daenerys finally had sex. This, erm, union was a long time coming; show-runners have been teasing their sexual tension since the beginning of the season. (That cave scene, anyone?) Of course, the fact they’re related—Dany is Jon’s aunt—is why some fans don’t ship their coupling, but the other half of the GoT army doesn’t care. After all, this show started with an incest scene between Cersei and Jaime Lannister. Blood relatives sleeping together apparently isn’t a big deal in this world.
What is a big deal, however, is the fact Tyrion was lurking outside the room where Jon and Dany were getting it on. Why was he out there? Was he just grossed out? Pissed off?
According to this new Reddit theory by a user named AchievementJoe, it’s much deeper than that. AchievementJoe thinks Tyrion betrayed Jon and Dany during his meeting with Cersei—and that’s why he was pacing outside the room. So…is it guilt?
“I’m thinking Tyrion may have told Cersei before she walked back into the Dragon Pit to just tell Daenerys and Jon what they wanted to hear so that the meeting ended in good terms,” AchievementJoe writes. “It seemed to be an important aspect of the meeting to tell a lie. So I’m thinking Tyrion actually knows that Cersei won’t back down and that she plans to attack while they are away and that is why he is so disappointed while Jon and Dany are doing the dirty because he knows that the truce is all a facade.”
Come to think about it, the beginning of the finale sort of hinted Tyrion would commit some kind of betrayal. Remember when he told Jon he should learn to lie to powerful people? “Have you ever considered learning how to lie every now and then? Just a bit?” he said. He was literally talking about how great lying is before doing some lying himself.
Well, lying might not be the best word for this; Tyrion essentially hid a part of the truth. So when will Jon and Dany find out the full story? When Cersei just straight-up doesn’t come to Winterfell? Regardless of when it happens, we’re scared for Tyrion. You don’t want to piss off Dany. She has an army of dragons.
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