As we reported earlier this week, HBO recently released a treasure trove of information about the final three episodes of Game of Thrones Season 6.
In fact, just the titles of the final two installments were enough to have some fans whining about spoilers on social media.
In case you missed it [Spoilers lie ahead, obviously.] the penultimate episode is entitled “Battlle of the Bastards,” which seems to be a pretty clear indication that Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton (bastards, both) will clash over Winterfell – and that Ramsay will probably be killed in battle.
(Someone’s gotta die, and they ain’t gonna kill Jon again, ya know?)
The season finale is titled “The Winds of Winter,” which is not only the title of George R.R. Martin’s forthcoming novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, it’s also a pretty clear indication that after six seasons of constant memes, winter will finally arrive in Westeros.
Some believe it’ll bring with a cold front of angry White Walkers, but that’s a discussion for another time.
Today, we’ll focus on a pair of potential new spoilers that were not released by the network, but rather ferreted out by eager internet sleuths.
First, as you may recall in last week’s episode, Arya was left in a sorry state after being attacked and stabbed by the Waif.
However, this screenshot has raised some doubts about what really happened:
As book-readers can testify, in GRRM’s world, the Waif is very much a real person.
In the Seven Kingdoms created by David Weiss and D.B. Benioff, however, it’s possible she’s some kind of murderous Tyler Durden.
She’s in Arya’s imagination, or she’s the physical embodiment of Arya’s desire to “kill herself” and become “no one.”
We’re not really sure, but it’s hard to believe that with the attention to detail on display in every scene, Weiss and Benioff would have Arya walk by a girl who looks just like her moments before she’s violently attacked by a shape-shifter.
Of course, they could just be messing with us.
Speaking of messing with us, many fans eagerly anticipated the return of Catelynn Stark as Lady Stoneheart after she was murdered at the Red Wedding in Season 3.
Three years later they’re still waiting.
However, a recent reveal from a bit player on the show has given Stoneheart lovers hope.
The friendly-looking fella in the middle is an actor named Johannes Haukur, who confirmed on Twitter last week that his character’s name is Lem Lemoncloak.
Without getting too deep in the weeds, we can tell you that in the books Lem is a member of the Brotherhood Without Banners, who eventually collaborate with Lady Stoneheart in her quest for revenge.
We’ve seen the Brotherhood on the show before, but they weren’t this murderous, which has led many to believe that they’re on a mission to hunt down the Hound for the former Lady Stark.
Further fueling the speculation, Haukur recently tweeted:
“Dawning on me that some of you guys might hunt me down if that bitch doesn’t show up. I can’t say either way!!! #LadyStoneheart #GoT”
Both of these possible spoilers have sparked lively debates amongst GoT’s most fervent fans.
Some say the writers wouldn’t go against GRRM canon (though they’ve done so many times in the past) in order to get so abstract and … well, just plain weird with the Waif.
Others say the show abandoned the Lady Stoneheart storyline seasons ago, and there’s no goping back now.
Frankly, with the number of curveballs we’ve been thrown this season, we don’t feel comfortable making any predictions.
Well, except for the fact that Ramsay is gonna die and winter is coming.
We’ve been waiting on those two events for so long that we may riot if the show doesn’t deliver.
Watch Game of Thrones online in order to get caught up in time for what promises to be thrilling run of episodes.