The HBO show may be famed for its tales of incest, blood, and betrayal, but there also many great friendships in Game of Thrones.
There’s Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), for example, who forged a bond over their difficult starts in life. There’s Bronn (Jerome Flynn) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who hide their bromance under layers and layers of banter. There’s Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Arya (Maisie Williams), who pretty much became instant best friends after this week’s intense sparring match.
And then, of course, there’s the female friendship to end all female friendships in Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel).
This dynamic duo have been providing #friendshipgoals for as long as we can remember – and, even when they first met, they were slinging badass catchphrases all over the place.
Since then, Missandei has barely left her friend’s side, offering her wise counsel, dating advice (sort of), language lessons, and plenty of gentle teasing.
But, in The Spoils of War, we saw the pair engage in some serious girl talk for the first time, mainly regarding the details of that sizzling night with Grey Worm (aka the feminist sex scene GoT fans have long been waiting for).
“What happened?” asks Daenerys, almost breathless with excitement.
“Many things,” replies Missandei, with a coy smile.
Later, Missandei has a chat with Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) and Jon about how she came to be Team Dany all those years ago, reminding us that Daenerys freed her from a life of slavery, and that she chooses to serve the Mother of Dragons. That if she wanted to leave Westeros and sail home, Daenerys would give her a ship and wish her a good journey. That theirs is a friendship built on mutual respect and equality. That everyone who follows Daenerys loves her, truly loves her, and would never even think of betraying her.
Just another throwaway conversation? We think not. Nothing in Game of Thrones is ever just a throwaway conversation, after all: there’s too much at stake (and too tight a budget to play with) for any meaningless chit-chat.
Which means that this scene was included for a reason – and we’re worried that it has something to do with the Prophecy of the Undying.
In season two, we saw Daenerys enter the House of Undying. And, when she was there, unseen voices began whispering cryptic clues about her future.
Calling her “mother of dragons” and “child of three”, the Undying told Khaleesi that there are “three fires must you light… one for life and one for death and one to love… three mounts must you ride… one to bed and one to dread and one to love.”