3 Takes on the Title of Game of Thrones' Season Finale

Here's what 'The Dragon and the Wolf' could refer to
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2017 7:24 AM CDT
Inside the Title of Game of Thrones' Season Finale
In this photo provided by HBO, Kit Harington portrays Jon Snow in a scene from the seventh season of HBO's "Game of Thrones."   (Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO via AP)

For any Game of Thrones fan already feeling sadness over the looming end of season 7, some solace: Sunday's finale will be the show's longest episode to date. Vulture reports that it clocks in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds. It wasn't the only tidbit to drop on Tuesday. The episode's title has also been given as "The Dragon and the Wolf." Warning: Speculative spoilers if you read on.

Vulture sees a double meaning: a reference to the Targaryen dragon, Daenerys, and the Stark wolf, Jon Snow, and the likelihood that Snow is actually a Targaryen (son of Rhaegar) and a Stark (son of Lyanna). Writing for Vanity Fair, Joanna Robinson sees what's potentially a "third and more exciting meaning," that the title refers not to the offspring of the dragon and the wolf, but the dragon and the wolf themselves, who could appear in a flashback. Aisling Franciosi already appeared in a season 6 flashback as Lyanna; Robinson digs up some evidence that a Rhaegar was cast when the show was in production in the fall. (Read more Game of Thrones stories.)

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