A new Game of Thrones theory surfaced on the web and it involves former brother of the Night?s Watch and now, Maester-in-training, Sam Tarly. The theory appears to be pretty solid and John Bradley, who plays Sam on the show, supported it as well. Not only that, it?s a pretty MAJOR theory and might even be connected to how the WHOLE series will end!
The theory, as reported by Radio Times, indicates that the entire A Song of Ice and Fire saga by George R.R. Martin is actually a story being read by Sam in the huge library at the Citadel. John Bradley strongly supports this and explains it further, ?One theory is that what we?re seeing now and how we?re experiencing Game of Thrones is Sam telling the story of Game of Thrones.? He continues, ?If you take the logic of the story now, the story of Westeros and the story of the battle for the Iron Throne, it would be a book in that library. The visual motif of that is you?re about to be told a story ? the sense of an idea of being told a story, and people gaining that knowledge, the way Sam is absorbing knowledge in the library.?
One MAJOR evidence that supports this theory is that when Sam arrives at the library, he sees this device hanging on the ceiling which, if you look closely, is the same device we see in the opening sequence! *GASP!*
Bradley told The Hollywood Reporter, ?The one thing I found moving about that object being the same in the Citadel and in the opening titles is that it?s a testament to their foresight, that they can plan something that only comes to fruition much later on.?
Bradley continues to explain how the audience is somewhat really part of the game and at the end of Season 6, we see a piece of the puzzle in the show which we actually have been seeing since the very beginning.
This device which is actually called an astrolabe or more accurately, an armillary sphere, is used to track the movement of celestial bodies to show the changing of the seasons. The Maesters use this to determine when the seasons begin and end on Westeros.
?It shows an incredible kind of long game, in terms of giving people drips of information and being brave enough to puzzle people for a while,? Bradley said. ?I think once that becomes apparent, that this is something we?ve seen every week, and now we?re finally having it explained to us at the end of season six, shows us how much control they have as writers and how in charge of the form and structure they are. They?ll only give out information when they feel you should get that information. I think it’s a testament to the pace and the overall detail of the show.?
Radio Times further concludes that what if the clues to how the series will end is actually in the opening credits that we?ve been watching since day one? In the opening sequence, which features a map of Westeros, we can see some parts that appear to be viewed from a lens, or a pair of glasses just like what the Maester who Sam met at the Citadel was wearing.
What if the very last scene of the Game of Thrones shows Sam Tarly looking up after finishing the Westerosi tale? As the Three-Eyed-Raven told Bran, ?The past is already written. The ink is dry.?
What do you think? Pretty solid theory, huh? Could Sam actually get a hold of that book? Was it actually already written? If so, then Sam will know what will happen when winter comes and could possibly learn how to defeat the White Walkers!