We love the enthusiasm of GOT superfans. We really do. They’re some of the most passionate and clever television devotees out there. But they’re also some of the most impatient people on the planet.
This week, the dedicated group have already deciphered not one, but two major show spoilers. Who are these people, former CIA agents!? (If not, maybe they should consider a career path that involves a whole lot of creeping.)
So, this goes without saying, but stop reading NOW if you don’t want to ruin next Sunday’s episode.
First up, remember the letter that Sansa Stark sneakily wrote last week? She hid it from her brother (and from the camera), so you just know whatever she was scribbling down has got to be juicy.
Despite the note being upside down and blurry, hardcore GOT fan and Photoshop wizard CreepyPancakes managed to decipher the text.
Here’s a look at Sansa’s note flipped rightside up and enhanced to make the text legible:
It reads, “You promised to protect me[…]Now you have a chance to fulfill your promise[…]Knights of the Vale are under your command. Ride north for Winterfell. Lend us your aid and I shall see to it that you are[…]rewarded.”
So, based on this, it seems like Sansa is calling in a favour from Littlefinger to set things straight in Winterfell. (Have you learned nothing, Sansa??) We could have waited until next week to find out. But, now we know. Thanks, we think, CreepyPancakes.
And that’s not the only internet user digging up GOT clues. Redditor lmolarl decoded the quick clip of the following week’s episode preview, frame by frame. We didn’t even noticed these little details ourselves!
As per this clever person’s detecting, The Mountain’s armour first appears all shiny and new when we see him and Cersei have words with the Sparrows. (Check it out it in the image at the top of this story.)
Then, we see Lancel ready to swing a seriously sinister looking weapon. (Uh, yeah, that’s the kind of look we’d have on our face, if we were about to fight The Mountain, too.)
Moments later, it flashes back to The Mountain, and his metal bodysuit is dented, four small dents, to be exact.
We also see Cersei with an indecipherable look on her face… and we can guess what it means…. death. Lots of death. In all likelihood, Lancel’s death. Her own cousin. At her [surrogate] hand. Who would have thought the Sparrow could beat Cersei at her own game?
So, a lot is going to happen in next Sunday’s episode. But we kind of feel like we’ve watched half of it already. All of this investigative work is really cool and all…. but come on, super sleuths, can’t you just let us just enjoy the show in real time?
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada.