**Warning spoilers ahead.**
Now that we know Jon Snow’s parents are Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, everything we’ve seen and heard throughout all six seasons of Thrones has to be considered under new light – UGH, if only we could go back and tell Catelyn, “Ned didn’t cheat on you!!!”
So let’s check out Season 1, Episode 4, “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things.” Because there is a PRETTY MAJOR easter egg hidden in plain sight.
Back then, a pre-man bun Jon Snow waxed on to Sam about ALMOST losing his virginity to Westeros’ favorite red-headed prostitute, Ros.
But then he got all super serious…
…and explained WHY he didn’t ~do it~ with Ros.
And Jon promptly went back to cleaning that filthy Castle Black table.
BUT HOLD UP. WHAT. IS. THAT. ON THE PILLAR?
Let’s zoom in closer for some CSI-level investigating, “Enhance!”
Okay, that very clearly looks like an “RL”, i.e. RHAEGAR + LYANNA.
Not totally convinced? Let’s jump ahead in the scene and “enhance” EVEN MORE.
What the WHAT?!
It looks like HBO has known the truth behind Jon’s parentage since Season 1. And they’ve been messing with us since as early as at least this easter egg.
This production detail was actually noticed well over a year ago, but at that point it was still just a hot theory. Plus, now that we KNOW it is fact, this adds a far deeper meaning to this scene from Season 1. OH THE IRONY of Jon Snow not wanting to bring a child into the world because he was led to believe he is a bastard.
We have to wonder now if (though really, WHEN) Jon Snow finds out he is Rhaegar Targaryen’s son, and therefore the ~true~ last dragon, if he’ll reconsider having a child?!?!
CAN YOU IMAGINE?? A baby Jon Snow running around with a little baby man-bun to match his daddy’s?