Every Game of Thrones fan has got their own idea about how the show will end. Some say Daenerys becomes Queen, some say Jon becomes King, and some say it will end in a weird incestuous orgy, which is basically what the show is now anyway.
But our predictions are bupkis compared to what the show’s cast says. After Dickon Tarly got roasted alive last season, actor Tom Hopper spoke to Be about how the show will end.
Hopper said, “I like the Sam fan theory. It’s that Samwell Tarly is narrating the whole thing, like it’s his story.”
As Sam’s brother, Dickon would be the guy to ask about this. This might seem a little outlandish, but this is sort of what happens in The Lord of the Rings. It wouldn’t be outside the realm of fantasy writing to have the whole story be from one character’s perspective.
Not saying they’re the same person, but have you seen GRRM and Sam in the same room? / Via HBO and NME
Hopper didn’t stop there, though. He also said, “I think Jamie is probably going to end up killing Cersei.”
That’s probably the number one fan theory out there, so can’t knock Hopper for that one. We’ll see if it comes to pass. Cersei does have a lot of enemies, so Jaime might not get the chance. Only time will tell if Hopper’s predictions are right, and plenty of time at that. Season eight might not come until 2019…in case you forgot.
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.
While Sam ultimately leaves out that tiny detail, some Twitter users did point out that he transcribed the text himself and therefore didn’t do anything wrong.
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…).
On Sunday’s season premiere of Game of Thrones, millions of viewers tuned in to watch the scrappy Samwell Tarly retch, bargain, and thieve his way into becoming a “maester” and save the world. What many did not see, however, was the explosive detail hidden within the dense text of Sam’s forbidden library book.
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The clue, which was found by one eagle-eyed Reddit user, appears within a book on dragon glass, the substance that may be the key to defeating the merciless white walkers. Tucked into a paragraph are references to “ingestion,” “illnesses,” and “cure,” among other things.
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Who in Sam’s very castle is in great need of some sort of bodily cure? That’s right: Samwell Tarly may very well have discovered the cure to grayscale-sufferer Jorah Mormont’s devastating illness.
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This discovery prompted more speculation from other Reddit users, who predicted that Sam’s accomplishment would force the other maesters to forgive his book theft and promote him to maester earlier than usual.
Way to go Sam! We sure hope you don’t die like the others.