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Gilly Has Just Dropped A Mega Bombshell On ‘Game Of Thrones’

Gilly Has Just Dropped A Mega Bombshell On ‘Game Of Thrones’

This changes everything.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Most of the main characters of the hit HBO series have some pretty exciting adventures, whether it be dragons, battles or plotting sinister revenge. But there's one couple whose role in Game of Thrones is slightly lacklustre: Sam and Gilly.


You can't blame them really, they've been chilling in the Citadel as Sam reads up on manuscripts and casually cures greyscale. But they have been the source of some juicy plot bombshells because of their access to a wealth of information and ancient wisdom.

But it was Gilly's chance to shine in the latest episode 'Eastwatch'. At first, she's boring the shit out of Sam with seemingly useless facts, like how many steps there are in the Citadel and how many windows were in the Sept of Baelor.

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She then asks what an 'annulment' means, which Sam (John Bradley-West) explains is 'when a man sets aside his lawful wife.'

Gilly (Hannah Murray) continues: "Maynard says here that he issued an annulment for a Prince 'Raggar' and remarried him to someone else at the same time in a secret ceremony in Dorne."

The Prince she's referring to seems to be Rhaegar Targaryen, whom we found out last season had a baby with Ned Stark's sister Lyanna. This could mean that Rhaegar and Lyanna were actually married in secret, and therefore Jon Snow wouldn't have been a bastard.

It also means that Jon would have just as much a right to the Iron Throne as Daenerys Targaryen; who have been bickering over bending knees and whether White Walkers are real.


Unfortunately, it wasn't as much of a revelation for Sam like the fact that dragonglass was resting at Dragonstone, and he threw a massive hissyfit. One user on YouTube says: "I like Sam but he's an idiot in this scene for not researching further immediately. Worst timing for throwing a tantrum."

Another adds: "He is going to remember this later on and then have the same reaction we are all having."

Sam is just pissed that he has to rewrite all the old manuscripts because they're falling into disrepair. But towards the end of the latest episode, Sam and Gilly pack their bags and leave the Citadel, with Sam saying: "I'm tired of reading about the achievements of better men."

Hopefully he remembers that tiny bit of information that Gilly inadvertently highlighted, if he crosses paths with Jon again later in the season.

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Topics: Game of Thrones