We now know Jon Snow isn’t illegitimate. He’s a descendant of Targaryen king and the true heir to the Iron Throne of Westeros. While it was extremely satisfying to hear Sam tell Jon the truth about his heritage, Jon’s immediate response to that truth raises some questions. His first reaction is to reject his right to rule, saying he gave up being a king when he bent the knee. As the good, law-abiding citizen he has always been, Jon considers it treason to think anything different.
Sam’s response was the truth, saying he gave up his crown to save his people. Asking if she would do the same?” This revelation comes just after Sam tells Jon that Daenerys executed Sam’s father Randyll Tarly and Brother Dickon Tarly for not bending the knee. She lacked the mercy Jon has displayed several times in the past when he was put in the position of deciding whether to execute people or spare them. Jon apparently had no idea Daenerys was capable of such ruthlessness.
Jon must now decide whether he should continue to obey Daenerys or announce his heritage and have his people follow him as king and heir to the Iron Throne. A lot of his decision may boil down to whether he thinks Daenerys would be a worthy ruler and whether she would be selfless enough to sacrifice for her people or if she values power above all.
On the other hand, Arya Stark reunites with her crush, Gendry, who’s also a blacksmith, and asks him to make her a mysterious new weapon. the new weapon she is commissioning from Gendry will help her face off against the White Walkers from a safer distance, rather than having to get up close to stab them with her Valyrian dagger. We can see from the schematics that part of the weapon is made of dragon glass, a material that kills White Walkers. It also looks like the dragon glass part is detachable and can be fitted inside a longer staff-like weapon, either with a hilt on the other end, or another stabby part.
Season 8 have a lot to reveal and more action to experience…