Season 7 may be over, but the Game of Thrones rumor mill continues to operate at full tilt.
Coming out of Sunday’s grand finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” viewers have been busy pouring over each and every frame, resulting in some wild and truly imaginative fan theories concerning Jon’s parentage (spoilers: he’s the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen) and the alleged connection between Bran Stark and the Night King.
That’s something that has gripped the Internet ever since Game of Thrones season 7 reached its jaw-dropping conclusion, and one curious fan has now posted a screengrab from Sunday’s finale that appears to be hiding an Easter egg in plain sight. Taken shortly after the Night King and his reanimated Viserion destroyed part of the Wall – Eastwatch, to be specific – below you’ll see an aerial shot of those Wights and undead giants filtering through the debris and into Westeros. Notice anything familiar?
Upon closer inspection, it appears as though the Wights’ formation is in the shape of a direwolf, the time-honored sigil of House Stark. Is it a sure-fire sign that Bran and the Night King are one and the same? Or is this photo merely clutching at straws? We’ll leave that one for you to decide.
It’s admittedly a bit of a stretch, but given the amount of money pumped into Game of Thrones – the visual effects alone are often a sight to behold – we struggle to believe that this formation is an accident. Then again, perhaps we’re reading into things too much as we prepare to settle in for the long winter – that being the prolonged wait for Thrones‘ eighth and final season. It’s expected to arrive in 2019, with filming due to commence this October.
So, there you have it; the latest and somewhat wild development in the Bran Stark/Night King rumor saga. You can, as always, let us know your thoughts in the usual place, along with your overall verdict of Game of Thrones season 7.