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Oh Game of Thrones… you are so full of secret symbols and hints at the future and at the past. Sometimes secrets in Game of Thrones scenes aren’t so secret on a second watching and some are even meant to be foreshadowing. Quaithe told Ser Jorah he was going to get greyscale. The Hound let Arya know where Meryn Trant liked to hang out. Arya gives Lady Crane acting advice from a real place: her own life.
Besides theorizing away every week and season, fans are also quick to point out the many Game of Thrones scenes with hidden meanings. That’s why watching episodes several times will usually reveal a new twist.
There are numerous secrets in Game of Thrones scenes but we’ll focus on some of the latest, and a few that harken to now, to see just how clever the GoTs showrunners and crew are. In the early days of Castle Black, we see the initials “R.L.” carved in a post behind Jon. In Season 6, a sharp-eyed fan caught the resemblance of the Three-Eyed Raven to the carving in the weirwood tree where the Children of the Forest made the sacrifice to create the first White Walker.
There are so many hidden gems in Game of Thrones, we’ll be finding them for years.
Arya’s Acting Advice to Lady Crane
Imnotlikeanyofyou nailed this one. When Arya is telling Lady Crane how she would react if she lost someone she loved (for the scene where LC plays Cersei crying over Joffrey’s body), she’s talking about her father. And what set her on the path she’s on.
She says, “She loved him more than anything, and he was taken from her before she could say goodbye. She wouldn’t just cry. She would be angry. She would want to kill the person who did this to her.” When Lady Crane asks her if she likes to pretend to be other people, Arya says,“ I have to go. My father is waiting for me.”
Ghost’s Fur Color = R+L=J
This one has been around for a while, but it’s time to bring it up again. Ned finds the direwolf pups symbolizing his orphaned kids, foreshadowing his and Robert Baratheon’s death. Jon gets the white direwolf runt who grows up to be anything but. Ghost is white. Targaryens are known for their white hair. Jon’s parents are Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. It’s a whole thing that needs to be confirmed about now.
Benjen’s Carving at Castle Black?
Some sharped-eyed fans caught this one during an early exchange between Jon and Samwell. In a shot that featured Jon, the initials “R.L” are carved into a post.
The Hound’s Foreshadowing of Meryn Trant’s Death
Trant was on Arya’s list for a while, ever since he allegedly killed Syrio Forel. Her exchange with the Hound gives her a heads up as to where Trant likes to spend his downtime. She tells the Hound, “No one is worse than you.” He replies, “There are many men worse than me. Men who like to beat little girls. Men who like to rape them…” Trant shows up in Braavos and Arya follows him to a brothel where she sees him striking little girls before he was probably going to do something more horrible to them. She puts an end to his pastime forever.