One of the burning questions left by the "Game of Thrones" season 7 finale was the real reason behind Tyrion’s reaction as he watched Jon Snow enter Daenerys Targaryen’s room to consummate their relationship. It has been a puzzle that has been plaguing even the show’s most hardcore fans. The good news is that they don’t have to wait until 2019 to find out the answer as season finale director Jeremy Podeswa shed light on the scene.

Not from a broken heart

In an interview with Mashable, the “Game of Thrones” director said that fans who think that Tyrion has been carrying a torch for Dany are quite mistaken with their theory.

He clarified that Tyrion’s concern is more about how the shift in Daenerys and Jon’s relationship will affect her future decisions as queen.

Podeswa said that going into the alliance, Jon Snow and Daenerys had a clear idea of what the alliance was about. However, the consummation of the relationship of the two key players in the alliance could cause a shift in the decision-making process. As Hand of the Queen, Tyrion needs to factor in such events and how it will affect their campaign to land the Iron Throne.

“Now Jon will more than likely have a larger role to play, and what kind of choices is Daenerys going to make now that she has changed the dynamic between her and Jon?" Podeswa explained.

"Is she now going to make choices based on the fact that she has an intimate relationship with him, or is she still going to be as pragmatic and strong as she would otherwise be?”

The Game of Thrones

In a Vox listing for the best strategists in “Game of Thrones” season 7, characters were ranked based on political science. Daenerys was ranked in last place out of the 12 key players vying for the Iron Throne.

Despite her strong army and alliances, she was ranked as the season’s biggest loser after her first salvo failed and she lost all three of her allies to Cersei’s machinations. While she gained an ally in Jon Snow, the alliance was not enough to offset the impact of the loss.

In the same listing, Tyrion was also ranked 7th out of the 12 leaders.

While his heart was in the right place and his advice to his queen was sound, he did not factor into his process his queen’s fiery temper and impatience to achieve results. The fact that the first battle plan to use Yara Greyjoy, Ellaria Sand and Olenna Martell’s forces to strike King’s Landing failed miserably also did not strengthen Tyrion’s position. It became more evident when Daenerys began to challenge his advice more and more.

It can also be recalled that throughout the season, Tyrion always appealed to Daenerys to hold back on the use of her dragons even when it was obvious that she already wanted to. However, her success in the loot train attack fed her confidence that the dragons were the key to her success.

Because she did not heed Tyrion's advice when she went beyond the wall, she lost Viserion to the Night King.

With the new romance with Jon Snow coming into play, Tyrion will likely be left with the task of managing not only his impulsive queen, but the honorable-to-a-fault King of the North -- who knows as much about politics as a rundown horse.