A Jon and Daenerys love plot has long-seemed inevitable. The characters' respective iconography -- Jon's snowy Northernness, Dany's inferno-blazing dragons -- are the foundation of the series' title, A Song of Ice and Fire. Melisandre says as much in the third episode of the season, "The Queen's Justice," after Jon arrives at Dragonstone: "I've done my part. I've brought ice and fire together." A romance is the next logical step in what has so far been a sparring back-and-forth, Jon desperate for Dany's help to stop the White Walkers, and Dany's stubborn insistence that Jon bend the knee and surrender the North. Their interactions are fraught, but heavy with subtext. The dragon queen and the white wolf are falling in love.
But because this is Game of Thrones, and happy things are never so easy, there's the little matter of lineage: If R+L=J is indeed a reality, and Jon is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen, that makes Daenerys his aunt, which… complicates things. Can we root for an incestuous romance?