Daenerys & Yara's Meeting On 'Game Of Thrones' Was More Than Flirting
If there is one thing Game of Thrones can do right, it is portray women in power. Like the powerful women who rise to their stations like freaking warriors. Until Sunday's episode, we'd only seen Daenerys and Yara on Game of Thrones doing their own things in their respective kingdoms. But in Season 6, Episode 9, Dany and Yara Greyjoy finally met, and after some logistics of figuring out why Yara was in charge of the the Greyjoy family and not Theon, it became a pretty memorable scene. But while a lot of people have been quick to jump on the boat to ship Yara and Dany as a couple on Game of Thrones, that isn't what their meeting was about.
The whole reason Yara and Theon made their way to Meereen was to beat their uncle to it, form an alliance with Daenerys, and aid her in taking over the Iron Throne. And despite some Game of Thrones characters taking literal seasons to get from one place to another, the Greyjoy siblings apparently had speedboats to get them to Meereen fast enough to meet with the Breaker of Chains herself. Logistics aside, though, Yara needed to meet with Dany to gain her support, not become material for memes and gifs about how the two queens should make out with each other. (Which, if that happens, great. If not, then so be it.)
True, the chemistry between Dany and Yara on Episode 9 of Game of Thrones was pretty apparent, but even if there were underlying connotations of attraction, that doesn't have to be what comes from their alliance, like, ever. Instead, why don't we consider the eye contact and exchanges of smiles to be an acknowledgement of one queen's respect for another? At this point, they both need each other. Dany, for the 100 ships, and Yara, for the support as she makes her claim to her own throne. So no, it doesn't have to be about "shipping" the two strong women as a couple. As fun, and easy, as it'd probably be to come up with their coupled name (Dara? Yany?), it's not really necessary at this point.
Now, we obviously can't just ignore the exchange between Dany and Yara that had Yara telling the Targaryen queen, "I never demand, but I'm up for anything really," when being asked if her offer to Dany came with a marriage requirement. But Yara can be a bit of a flirt, and we love her for that, right? With the way their meeting went, we should expect to see them together a lot more in the future episodes of Game of Thrones as more like BFFs. We can ship that too, right?
We're getting down to the final two seasons of Game of Thrones, with the Season 6 finale just days away. So a meeting between two brilliant women of the Seven Kingdoms should absolutely happen. A meeting to aid in securing both of their rightful places in their world. Should there be some flirting or telling smiles along the way, so be it. But let's leave the chauvinistic attitudes for the men of the show. You know there's no shortage of them.