Game of Thrones Actor Accidentally Drops Major Series Spoiler
Is your favorite Game of Thrones character dead yet? Ok, I'll wait...
HBO is known for not giving a single shit about your feelings when it comes to on-screen deaths. That's why I was surprised to hear the latest little spoiler leaked by actor John Bradly, AKA Samwell Tarly.
Speaking with The Times', Walking The Dog podcast, he let it slip that keeping Sam alive is necessary for the show's ending.
"The thing about Sam is, if he's still around at this stage, you do suspect that there is gonna be a point to keeping him around."
This came after John hinted that Sam believes his Valyrian steel sword will help in defeating the White Walkers.
"I think taking the sword was a symbolic gesture of taking what's his," he told TV & Satellite magazine. He knows only too well that the sword is wasted if it stays in Horn Hill. If it's just an ornament then it's not going to do the good he knows he can do with it."
If you remember, we last saw Sam arriving at the Citadel where he is hoping to become a Maester for The Night's Watch.
John also believes there is deeper meaning as to why Sam is there.
"It's not that he wants to go to the Citadel to have a comfortable life.
He genuinely feels he can make a difference, and he wants to, because he's a very good and proactive character.
He knows he can't make a difference in the conventional way, or in the battlefield. But he can make a difference here."
So there you have it. What do you think? Will Sam be the key to show's ending? Leave your theories in the comments.
Watch it all unfold when Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16th, 2017. We are surely going to be seeing a lot more of Samwell Tarly.