Meaghan Kirby
Updated August 30, 2017 10:24 am

Warning, the following post contain spoilers from the seventh season of Game of Thrones. If you haven’t seen it, we suggest you row over to HBO faster than Gendry rowed back into the plot.

Remember back in Episode 5, “Eastwatch,” while Sam was moping about maester school, Gilly inadvertently revealed that Rhaegar Targaryen annulled his marriage and secretly married another, while reading aloud from High Septon Maynard’s private diary?? Only to have Sam totally belittle her, and then steal the reveal for himself in the finale?

Well despite Sam’s obnoxious attempt to steal the reveal from Gilly — obviously us viewers and Bran, the all-knowing Three-Eyed-Raven can see right through him — Maynard’s diary *did* unlock one of the biggest mysteries within the series.


Props to Maynard for keeping a record of the biggest secret ever.

Until Bran’s flashback in the finale, we had to take Gilly and Sam’s word for it that Maynard *was* telling the truth. But now, thanks to the official Game of Thrones behind the scenes blog, Making Game of Thrones, we have an official look at the High Septon’s diary.


We know that the High Septon kept track of *literally* everything going on in his life, from bowel movements and secret annulments to mundane facts about Westeros. It seems the bottom of the first page, on the 280th day of Mayard’s 58th year, is the hidden in plain sight bombshell.


Because the GoT props department is *very* thorough, the page is pretty faded and hard to read but luckily, the Daily Dot was able to make out the majority of the pertinent information.

Shout-out to Gilly for being able to make this out, especially considering she hasn’t been reading very long. Seeing the diary page, it’s so clear how this major bombshell went so largely unnoticed as it was *buried* amid thousands of unimportant entries. And bowel movements.

It seems that Gilly and Sam took that book to Winterfell with them so it definitely seems that the diary entry will be pretty important when the news is revealed to Jon Snow and Dany next season.