Spoilers forward for Season 7 of Recreation of Thrones.
Season 7 of Recreation of Thrones was a doozy. Maybe no storyline was as anticipated as the topic of Jon Snow’s parentage. Season 6 confirmed that Ned wasn’t the daddy, and Season 7’s finale revealed that Jon is the true born little one of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, and due to this fact the air to The Iron Throne. Trying again on the present’s lengthy historical past, this was truly hinted a couple of occasions, certainly one of which was when Davos was being taught how to read by Princess Shireen. In actual fact, the very first phrase she taught him was “Aegon”, which is definitely Jon’s given title by his mom.
This was lately caught by some eagle eye followers, and proves simply how far forward Recreation of Thrones has been planning its later seasons. The usage of the phrase Aegon is a daring and purposeful option to tease the viewers, though it went over our heads on the time. When Davos actor Liam Cunningham was lately requested if he knew the scene’s significance on the time, he stated:
No, are you kidding me? I do not know what the hell’s gonna occur from one episode to the following. That is testomony to how good the writing is on that, too. After seven seasons, individuals are nonetheless asking the identical query they requested in Season 1. ‘Who do you assume is gonna find yourself on the throne?’
Effectively, now I do not really feel as dangerous. As a result of not even Davos himself was conscious of the scene’s significance again in Season three. Since Jon’s true parentage is a secret that Recreation of Thrones‘ creators have been retaining for the reason that present started, there was no approach they may reveal the reality to the actors. Recreation of Thrones is already the most pirated present on tv, and has had a slew of leaks, on the fault of both HBO and outdoors forces. So revealing that delicate info years earlier than its eventual look on the present simply does not appear logical.
However Liam Cunningham does appear conscious of how intentionally Recreation of Thrones is produced. So whereas he isn’t all the time hep to the easter eggs which might be being included within the present, Cunningham is aware of that these kinds of references have been peppered into the collection. He lately instructed Huffington Post,
Yeah, they’re excellent at that form of factor. David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] plant little Easter eggs there if you wish to see them.
Contemplating that there is simply one short season of Recreation of Thrones left, I am certain this is not the final Easter egg that can come to make sense. Whoever finally ends up on the Iron Thrones has most likely been teased earlier than, and followers will seemingly be dissecting each body of Season eight after the ultimate has aired.