Jon Snow horse Game of Thrones season eight Helen Sloan HBO

Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season eight, episode one.
Jon Snow learned the truth about his parents in a dramatic scene on the eighth season premiere.
Sam Tarly, emotional after a previous revelation, told Jon point-blank that he’s the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
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HBO wasted no time with the season eight premiere of “Game of Thrones” Sunday. The episode started out understated, but by the end there was an emotional scene where Sam Tarly finally revealed the truth of Jon’s parentage to the former King in the North.

Jon spent his entire life believing Ned Stark was his father, and his mother was some unknown woman Ned had met while off fighting a war.

But now he knows the truth: He is the only living heir of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen (Daenerys’ brother), and Lyanna Stark (Ned’s sister) was his mother.

Read more: How Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are related on ‘Game of Thrones’

The revelation unfolded thanks to Sam Tarly and a devastating admission from Daenerys

In an emotional set of back-to-back scenes, Sam Tarly hears about the execution of his father and brother for Daenerys and then goes to find Jon Snow in the crypts of Winterfell.

Sam was visibly shaken by the news of his brother’s death. He pressed Jon about whether or not he would’ve done the same thing (execute enemy lords after a battle when they refused to bend the knee), and Jon dodged the question by saying he’s not a king.

“You were,” Sam says, trying to lead into the reveal of Jon’s royal blood. “You’ve always been.”

When Jon continues to protest, saying he’s not King in the North anymore, Sam grows impatient.

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