George Lucas helped direct a scene in the season eight premiere of Game of Thrones

With the final season of Game of Thrones hitting the airwaves this past Sunday – many of us at Celebration Chicago heade back to our respective hotel rooms to watch – the end of an epic journey closes in. Marvel are bringing us Avengers: Endgame, the Skywalker saga is ending with The Rise of Skywalker – three film and TV titans will leave us in 2019. George Lucas was on set for the first episode of season eight, even helping to direct a scene.

io9 took a look at this genre-hopping moment.

Maybe he just wanted to hear whatever that movie trilogy Weiss and Benioff have planned in his old galaxy is about. But still! George Lucas! Directing a moment of Game of Thrones?

And not just any moment, but Jon and Dany hashing out the brewing discontent between Jon’s aunt-girlfriend and his adoptive sister (ah, this show), while engaging in a bit of mild flirting. We all know what happened the last time George got his hands on a genre romance, sure, but hey! It turned out fine here. Still, now you know that, even for a brief moment, the man behind Star Wars helped bring a tiny part of Game of Thrones’ conclusion to life.

Now come on George, get out the yellow legal notepads and write that sequel to Willow we’ve wanted for 30 years!