‘Game Of Thrones’ Fan Theory Explains Why Jon Snow Was Yelling At The Dragon In Episode 3

If you watched Episode 3 of Game of Thrones on Sunday night, there are a lot of thoughts you may have in terms of Jon Snow and his hand in helping to defeat the Night King. Some people online thought that after all the time of complaining, discussing, and pressuring people to come to help fight the Night King, Jon Snow himself should have done more to end the war. But, others were pretty damn happy that it was our girl Arya Stark who finally defeated him.


Many people pointed out that while Arya Stark was out there being the badass that she truly is, Jon Snow was sitting pretty and screaming in a dragon’s face. It was a huge running joke on Twitter after the episode aired.

While it seems a bit ridiculous, that Jon would be standing there, screaming in the face of a dragon who could just blow him away in a split second, Reddit user u/Applesoapp decided to go back and rewatch the scene, looking for some clues as to why he was doing it in the first place.

He wrote: 

Jon screamed at the undead dragon to distract it so Arya can run past and kill the Night King. The undead dragon was protecting the entrance to the Godswood.

Watch it again, you can actually hear him scream “GOOOOO – GO – GO”.

10 seconds later the scene you can see the hair of a White Walker flying up when Arya sprints past the group of White Walkers.

Jon once again was ready to sacrifice himself to kill the Night King.

If you rewatch the episode, it’s not entirely clear whether or not Jon was screaming “go” or if he was just frustrated and screaming at the dragon because he was preventing Jon from literally leaving the one confined space in Winterfell that he was standing.

In all honesty, it could be possible that he saw Arya running and wanted to distract the dragon from knowing she was there, and maybe get the attention of White Walkers, too. And, Viserion was blocking the entrance to the area where Bran was seated—so the Night King can ensure he “do what needed to be done.”

It could be possible that Arya ran out of the Winterfell castle, and when Jon was seated behind the rocks, he saw his little sister running to protect their brother. At that moment, Jon may have realized he needed to create a distraction so that Arya can protect their family.

And, it seems that others believe that Jon was yelling “go” at the dragon.

If Jon was actually helping Arya—I wouldn’t be surprised, as the two have had a close-knit relationship since Season 1 and are the boldest members of the Stark family. However, I hate the idea that people want to take away from Arya’s iconic kill.

Let me girl have her moment.

h/t: BuzzFeed, Reddit