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The 22-year-old actor got fans pretty worked up lately when she shared a photo of her tattoo - a house Stark direwolf sigil and the words 'the pack survives' - on her Instagram.
Perhaps understandably, lots of people thought the tatt was a massive hint that the last remaining members of the Stark clan would survive the upcoming final season.
However, speaking on The Late Late Show, Sophie, who plays Sansa Stark, told host James Corden that fans were reading too much into the design.
She said: "It's just a quote from last season. Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it's just a moral that I like to live by."
Sophie told the host that people had warned her about getting the tattoo, because it was bound to make people think it was a reference to the last season.
"While I was getting it done, people advised me not to because it looked like I was giving everything away," she said. "But I wasn't."
Well, I'm glad that's cleared up.
You'd think of all people Sophie would know what a die-hard, fan-theory-loving bunch Game of Thrones enthusiasts are, wouldn't you?
Especially when they've had to wait so long for new episode - but the long wait for the next season is not without good reason, according to HBO boss Casey Bloys who told Entertainment Weekly that the delay was due to the increased length of episodes as well as the quality of the special effects and CGI.
He also said that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are nothing short of perfectionists.
Meanwhile Emilia Clarke has already said her 'goodbyes' to the show, sharing a touching post on her Instagram account, with the caption: "Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade.
"It's been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I'd be able to live and the family I'll never stop missing #lastseasonitis."
If you fancy making the upcoming season even more interesting, online sports gambling site Bovada having already opened betting for who will 'win' the popular series - favourites at the moment are Jon Snow and Daenerys tied at the top.
As for what actually happens in the eighth and final season, well, you'll have to wait until next year like everyone else.
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