This post contains spoilers from Game Of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5. As we wind down to the final episodes of Game of Thrones, there's a race against time for a vital piece of information to get out before the Long Night sets up shop. How will our heroes learn Jon's true parentage? Will Bran get to see Jon and tell him? Will Sam find something? Or maybe, will the truth be revealed in this Jon Snow and Drogon scene on Game Of Thrones, and the dragons know Jon is definitely a Targaryen?
Now, to be fair, we don't know if the Dragons can smell Targaryen blood in a stranger, because for the last few hundred years they were alive on Westeros, the Targaryens took to putting the eggs in the cradles of their newborns, in order to foster pre-birth bonding. But many suspect that dragons will know those who can ride them without having to undergo these "cradle bonding" fads that were hyped in What To Expect When You're Expecting A Child Who Is The Blood Of The Dragon.
Besides, HBO has been hyping the heck out of Jon's meeting with the dragons. Clearly, they're expecting great things to come from said meeting.
So the real question I have is what will it take for those around Jon Snow and Dany to start putting the puzzle pieces together? Is there any reason for Dany to suspect Jon is a Targaryen from Drogon's allowing Jon to pet him?
I mean, we would like to think so, but well, not really. After all, who hasn't brought home their potential long-term SO after a couple of dates to meet the cats and see if they approve of this human as a potential long term staffling? (Purrbot had to personally approve of my husband before I would consider it a relationship, anyway. I assume Dany would feel the same way about Drogon.)
So, Jon survived his first encounter and even got a little nose scritches in to boot. Having one's best animal decide his rider's potential match isn't worth roasting when they meet the first time out? Seems promising to me!