If you haven’t yet seen up to the end of the seventh season, then warning – major spoilers ahead!
The final episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season saw two of its most beloved characters, Daenerys and Aegon – previously known as Jon Snow – finally get together. But the stars who play them, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, appeared to foreshadow this romance five years ago, in a photoshoot that has only just resurfaced. Here’s a closer look at the images that recently broke the internet.
Back in 2012, Rolling Stone organized a photoshoot featuring four stars from a new show fast becoming a global phenomenon, Game of Thrones. Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) were the names chosen to promote the HBO hit. But it was the images that didn’t make the cut which later caused an online frenzy.
In 2016 photographer Peggy Sirota shared several behind-the-scenes images that hadn’t made it into the magazine. A year later she reposted several of these pictures on her Instagram feed. And one particular photo featuring Harington and Clarke appeared to be a preview of their characters’ season seven storyline.