Game of Thrones Theory Predicts Major Scene for Jon Snow and Theon Greyjoy in Next Episode

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Helen Sloan, HBO

In the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones, we saw two former friends on the cusp of serious change. Jon Snow learned that he’s actually a Targaryen, and Theon Greyjoy has finally proven that he’s on the path to redemption. Their scenes in the episode are poised to bring forth both growth and struggle in the episodes to come.

Theon is once again very sure of himself, but not in the arrogant way he was in early seasons. He seems confident in wanting to return to Winterfell to make amends with those he has wronged in order to fight alongside his Stark "family" members.

Jon, on the other hand, has just had one of the biggest secrets of the entire show dumped on him, and from the look on his face at the reveal it will take some time to recover from the news. He has just learned that he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, a throne he has been helping his new love Daenerys Targaryen acquire. How he’ll face both his duty and the truth will no doubt be a focal point in the episodes to come, but what if he gets help from an unexpected character, Theon?

Reddit user MuttonBash predicts that Theon’s return to Winterfell could actually be the best thing for Jon in his time of need. The fan writes:

“Theon is heading back to Winterfell right when Jon is having an identity crisis. The last time they spoke, Jon told him that he's ‘a Stark and a Greyjoy, he doesn't have to choose.’ If I were a writer, I wouldn't pass up the opportunity for Theon to be the one to help him out of his identity crisis using his own words.”

Fans were quick to reply, with one agreeing, “I'm pretty convinced that's the entire reason that conversation happened between them last season, to either set up Theon parroting it back or to set up Jon coming to that conclusion himself.”

Jon and Theon’s next reunion will surely be awkward, but since the Starks have always been there for Theon, and because we know he’s going to continue to try to make things right this season, a heart-to-heart when he arrives at Winterfell is entirely possible. Jon has helped him with his identity, and Theon could return the favor in the next episode.

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Which Friends Character Would Earn the Most Money in the Real World?

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Although Friends went off the air in 2004, the iconic sitcom continues to attract new fans who've discovered the show via re-runs and streaming networks like HBO Max.

To play into this devoted fan base, the professional resume writers at StandOut-CV conducted a fun experiment: They asked more than 3000 fans to predict where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, and Monica would be today, career-wise. They also took the time to figure out how much each character would earn in their respective fields in the real world. Could we be more curious?

Bringing in the highest salary is Joey, whose acting exploits are projected to earn him approximately $61,022 a year. Next comes Dr. Ross, whose career as a paleontologist brings in an estimated $59,023. After that comes fashion designer Rachel, earning $54,563 a year, followed by Chandler's writer/editor salary of $47,039 annually. Phoebe comes next, with her musical career bringing in an annual salary of $43,604 (although the site doesn't mention how her massage therapy business might factor into her life today). Surprisingly, Monica would bring in the least amount of money; she'd earn an average of $43,165 per year as a head chef.

As far as where fans think the Friends gang would be today, the answers are pretty great: They believe Joey would have expanded his acting career to include his own reality series called Keeping Up With Joey Tribbiani. Monica, meanwhile, would have taken the next step in her culinary career by opening up her own restaurant, and her husband Chandler would have continued his passion for writing at a comics magazine. The last season of Friends follows Rachel as she works as an executive for Ralph Lauren, and fans theorize that she would have used her breadth of experience to start her own fashion brand. It's believed Phoebe would have continued her music career, perhaps even becoming a music teacher, while Ross would have spent time writing dinosaur-themed children's books.

Hopefully, the upcoming Friends reunion special will give fans a final answer on what the characters would be up to today.