Game Of Thrones Season 6 finale episode like every year has ended with a striking drama and has left fans with a lot of question about the revelation that took place In the episode. Among all other important sequence was the revelation about Jon’s parentage, at the Tower of Joy after the fight with the Targaryen man Ned (Eddard) Stark moves inside the tower to rescue his sister Lyanna Stark who has been abducted by Rhaegar Targaryen. Interestingly enough it’s this moment in the show we come across this long known speculated scenario of Lyanna Stark giving birth to this baby boy and provides his responsibility to Brother Ned Stark before dying with a promise that his would raise the kid with an absolute secret for a reason. The reason offcorce the show didn’t reveal, but we have known the reason behind it from the book Game of Thrones, released almost 2 decades ago.
Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays “Bran Stark” in the show gave us an insight to this question while answering one of the questions asked in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, about does Bran Stark know the little baby is his half-brother Jon.
“You can see that crushed look on Ned’s face. We don’t hear a lot about what Lyanna says. Something along the lines of, “If Robert finds out, he’ll kill him.” Something to that effect. When Bran sees his father’s reaction and understands that this is a surrogate child his father has brought up, he thinks to himself, ‘Well, wait, what surrogate children has my father brought up? Oh! Jon Snow! So Jon Snow isn’t my half-brother.’ But we still are pretty clueless as to the father, I think.”
This particular event in the premise of Game Of Thrones has been looking for a space in the show to be introduced to the audience, in fact back in season 5 episode 4 (Sons of Harpy) gave us an introductory moment through Littlefinger and Sansa, talking about Lyanna Stark and how she was abducted by Rhaegar Targaryen and who then raped her. But many says that this whole fact about Lyanna getting abducted and raped by Rhaegar is merely a false story been spread out in the world by Robert. The book instead gives out a vaguely narrative of this that Robert was indeed in love with Lyanna and she was involved with him too but soon Lyanna fell for Rhaegar and the baby is the result of their love. Hence the reason Lyanna whispers in Ned’s ear saying “If Robert finds out, he’ll kill him”, as the child has got the Targaryen blood in him.
Even if this makes sense; the show hasn’t provided or revealed the whole event, Bran has just known about the baby being no one else but his half-brother Jon Snow. The further part of this revelation lies ahead in season 7 and what comes ahead for Jon seems pretty glorifying. But for Bran, the revelation still carries out few questions in the show. Hempstead Wright gave an explaining about that when The Hollywood Reporter asked him the necessity of this particular sequence.
“Well, if the fan theories prove to be correct, then it’s pretty self-evident what’s important about this. It’s telling us that maybe Jon Snow is actually not who we think and could actually be a very valuable asset and ally in these times. For Bran right now, the fact that he’s seen it and has now learned that it’s not his father’s son, I think that makes Bran go, “Well, then the father is clearly an important figure that has something to do with the history and future of Westeros.””
Because him carrying the blood of Targaryen and born from a Stark makes him a way more important character in the show and develop his chances of claim over the Throne. But as we all known Daenerys has set course to Westeros and the Throne is her to claim, may be the King in the North and the Queen of the Seven Kingdom might join hand during the terrorizing nights of winter, approaching the next Season of Game Of Thrones 7.