Episode 5 of Season 7 of Game of Thrones, "Eastwatch," was packed full of some pretty incredible moments and fans are already chomping at the bit for next week's episode.
However, the most important detail from the show probably flew right past you, despite the fact that it seemingly foreshadows one of the biggest possible conflicts in the series, and blows a huge point in the plot wide open.
This is a massive potential spoiler, so if you're the type of person to get annoyed by that, then it's probably best you don't keep reading.
But of course you can't help yourself, so I want you to sit back and consider last night's scene between Samwell Tarly and Gilly as she pores over the diary of High Septon Maynard. Tarly's a bit preoccupied with his work, as is usually the case, when Gilly asks him a seemingly innocuous question:
"What does annulment mean?"
Sam, too busy to pay serious attention to what Gilly asks, says it means ending one marriage so a person can marry someone else. Then Gilly follows up and says that the annulment was for a "Prince Raggar," and since Jon Snow is the love child of Prince Rhaeger and Lyanna Stark, that means that the Targaryen King very well may have technically ended his marriage, married a woman he was madly in love with (Lyanna) and birthed a son who is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
Remember the "Oathbreaker" episode of Season 6, where a young Ned Stark discovers his sister Lyanna dead after giving birth to a young boy? Yup, that young boy is Jon Snow, meaning that the bastard of the Night's Watch, is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and ruler of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
Vanity Fair pointed out that Rhaegar's first wife, Elia, wasn't able to conceive any more children after birthing their daughter, Rhaenys. Aegon pointed to a section of the novels that hints Rhaeger wanted a third child in order to live out a prophecy regarding three dragon riders. In a Clash of Kings, Daenerys has a vision about this.
The man had her brother’s hair, but he was taller, and his eyes were a dark indigo rather than lilac. “Aegon,” he said to a woman nursing a newborn babe in a great wooden bed. “What better name for a king?” “Will you make a song for him?” the woman asked. “He has a song,” the man replied. “He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire.” He looked up when he said it and his eyes met Dany, and it seemed as if he saw her standing there beyond the door.
“There must be one more,” he said, though whether he was speaking to her or the woman in bed she could not say. “The dragon has three heads.” He went to the window seat, picked up a harp, and ran his fingers lightly over its silvery strings. Sweet sadness filled the room as man and wife and babe faded like the morning mist, only the music lingering behind to speed her on her way.
So what does this mean? There could be a huge potential conflict between Snow and Daenerys, as Khaleesi thought she was the last Targaryen and holds rightful claim to the Iron Throne, however, as the only legitimate male heir alive, Snow's definitely got dibs over the mother of dragons.
That's not the only potential spoiler from last night, either. After the show was over and the teaser for next week's episode popped up on screen, fans of the series were going a little crazy over a weapon the Hound was using.
Does that hammer look a little familiar to you?
Why is he using Gendry's hammer? Some Redditors think it's because Gendry falls in battle.
While others were left wondering whether or not it was, indeed, the same weapon.
But they do look really similar.
Winter's here, folks.
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