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Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss discuss the scene in Winterfell in which Jon Snow decides he’s going to meet with Daenerys despite everyone warning him not to:

Weiss: Jon’s position as a King and as a leader.. It’s nothing he ever wanted, it’s nothing he ever sought out, it’s something he accepted reluctantly when it was thrust upon him. He makes this decision and it’s a much different leadership situation than he’s been in before.

Benioff: I don’t think it’s an easy decision for him, but also he doesn’t have that many good decisions left. It’s the best of a series of horrible choices.

Weiss: He has a very good sense of what they’re facing, a better sense of what they’re facing than anybody in this room because he’s the only one in the room who’s actually seen it [White Walkers] and you need to see it to believe it.

Benioff: He’s taking a calculated risk and that’s kind of who he is. He’s always been willing to risk himself, his own health and life for people he’s sworn to protect when he was in the Night’s Watch, and now that he’s sworn to lead as King in the North.

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