The internet is very upset about a possible clue buried in the Game of Thrones intro sequence.
But is it actually a hint about the tv show’s plot, or just a weak detail that is being blown out of balance?
If you have ever actually seen Game of Thrones, you will know all about the break sequence in question. The camera flies over a 3D map of Westeros, highlighting areas that will appear in the upcoming episode.
That flyover includes The Wall, a huge slab of ice that spans the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. It is the only thing standing between the secret, seemingly evil White Walkers and all the characters we have come to know and love.
Fans have spent years thinking how the White Walkers will head to get past The Wall — possibly by going underneath it, or by finding a way to ruin it perfectly. But as one keen-eyed Reddit user saw, the intro to season seven’s premiere hinted there could be a far simpler method.
These two pictures show what some viewers believe to be the crucial clue. The first, taken from an earlier season, clearly shows water to the east of The Wall. The second, from season seven, shows the water frozen solid.
The suggestion is that rather of going through The Wall, the White Walkers will walk around it on the ice.
Sounds too easy, doesn’t it? Well, it would surely be an anticlimax. But before you dismiss the idea, there is a bit of proof supporting it.
In last week’s episode, Sandor Clegane stared into one of those red priest fires and had a vision: “It’s where The Wall meets the sea. There’s a big castle there. There’s a mountain, looks like an arrowhead. The dead are marching past. Thousands of them.”