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‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Pissed at This Fan Favorite

As if Game of Thrones couldn’t surpass its groundbreaking reputation, the seventh season finale raised the bar once more.

 

One of the final scenes shows Samwell Tarly and Bran Stark unveiling the truth behind Jon Snow’s true status as both an heir (contradicting his deep-rooted identity as a ‘bastard’) and as the son of Rhaegar Targaryen. Of course, that piece of information isn’t new for long-term viewers. Yet, it is news for characters in the narrative. While we couldn’t help but squeal with delight over characters finally finding out, the depiction has stirred up controversy.

 

In the scene, Sam excitedly tells Bran that he ran across documentation of Rhaegar and Lyanna’s marriage, validating Jon as a legitimate heir. While the document was legit, that’s not exactly how Sam found out. In actuality, it was Gilly who uncovered the vital information, not Sam. While it’s not the first time a female’s role wasn’t acknowledged, many viewers were not pleased.

 

Turning to good ol’ social media to voice their frustrations, critical viewers did not hold back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Either way, while we should totally appreciate Gilly’s attention to detail, there might be larger transgressions to be worried about (like Lannister’s creeping outside your bedchambers with ominous expressions…).

 

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