As we get closer to the end of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, it becomes increasingly difficult to focus on a particular moment because every moment is A MOMENT! Between Drogon letting Jon touch him, Gendry finally returning, Jaime and Tyrion coming face to face, and Jon creating the ultimate #SquadGoals to head beyond the wall, let’s focus on the not so obvious moments.
The Mysterious Case of Littlefinger and the Missing Scroll:
Arya is wise to Littlefinger and his manipulations, but even she can get tricked by the biggest trickster in Westeros. Littlefinger let’s Arya see and hear him acquire a scroll that Maester Luwin kept. Arya takes the bait and goes snooping in his room. She finds the scroll and all we can really see in this blink and you’ll miss it moment is that it’s from Sansa. You’ll remember way back in Season 1, Cersei forced Sansa to write this letter to Robb:
Robb, I write to you with a heavy heart. Our good king Robert is dead, killed from wounds he took in a boar hunt. Father has been charged with treason. He conspired with Robert’s brothers against my beloved Joffrey and tried to steal his throne. The Lannisters are treating me very well and provide me with every comfort. I beg you: come to King’s Landing, swear fealty to King Joffrey and prevent any strife between the great houses of Lannister and Stark.
Littlefinger can already sense the tension that exists between Arya and Sansa, and he’s determined to drive a wedge between them. If Sansa doesn’t trust her siblings, she’ll have no one to turn to but Littlefinger. Let’s hope both Sansa and Arya are smarter than him and Arya slits his throat by episode 6’s end.
The First Woman Nominated for Maester, Gilly of Craster’s Keep:
Though the scenes with Sam at the Citadel often feel “pointless” or slow, we all should be paying close attention. While Sam is complaining about cleaning chamber pots, Gilly has been learning to read. And read she did this week. Though Sam wasn’t paying attention, you should have been. First Gilly comes across the word annulment and asks what that means? Then she proceeds to read on about a Maester who annulled a marriage for a Prince named RHAEGAR and then married him to another.
Omg y’all!!!!! Do you know what this means????? It means that Jon Snow’s parents were married. He’s not only a Targaryen. He’s a legitimate Targaryen. Robert Baratheon started a whole ass War over a woman who wasn’t kidnapped and raped after all. Rhaegar and Lyanna were married in secret and produced an heir. What does this mean for Daenerys? Well. Technically, Jon is the rightful heir. Not her. How will this affect their burgeoning friendship? This week Dany wasn’t too keen on watching him go; how will she feel when she knows he threatens her claim to the Throne? How will Jon feel when he finally knows his true identity?
They have to beat these White Walkers first though, otherwise as Davos said “it doesn’t matter whose skeleton sits on the Iron Throne”.