Leave a Comment
A lot of people watched the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale when it hit the schedule last weekend. Millions of viewers tuned in during the first few days after the episode aired, and more are bound to have caught up as the week has worn on. One of those viewers happens to be none other than the folks at Apple, who have outfitted Siri with some extremely snarky answers when it comes to one big question Game of Thrones left us with: Who is the father of Jon Snow?
The comments nod at a plotline Game of Thrones teased throughout Season 6, as Bran continued his training with the Three-Eyed Raven. After the Hodor disaster, he finally found another weirwood tree, and saw the vision of his father he'd been trying to access for some time. In it, Ned Stark finally reached his sister Lyanna in the Tower of Joy. He was happy to see her, but it soon became clear that she was dying. Before she passed away, she whispered something into Ned's ear and handed him a baby, a baby who just-so-happens to be Jon Snow. This led us to understand that Lyanna Stark is Jon's mother, but it left the door a little bit open regarding Jon's father.
The popular theory is, of course, R+L=J, which states that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark coupled and had a baby that Ned Stark then took care of after his sister had died, knowing that his pal Robert Baratheon would not take took kindly to the baby if he knew Jon's real origins. And Siri is loving that theory as much as the next person. A few of the other gems she has tossed out include:
Like Ned, I promised I wouldn't tell.
To know the history, you'll need to do the math. R+L=J
One report even stated Siri said this (we didn't duplicate this one):
I'm sworn to secrecy, but I can tell you he's quite a singer.
If you aren't clear on the singing comment, as Game of Thrones lore goes, Rhaegar Targaryen was never really particularly fond of fighting, preferring to sing for fun. Barristan Selmy even told Dany one time that Rhaegar was a big fan of pretending to be a minstrel and would then give any profits he made to charities.
Of course, Siri hasn't gotten facetime with George R.R. Martin or the showrunners on the HBO drama, so she should be just as in the dark as the rest of us. However, I love how many clever and amusing responses she has to a query that is clearly in every Game of Thrones fans mind right now.
While we wait for Game of Thrones to return, check out what we know about the upcoming Season 7.