Winter has come in Australia, but the new season of Game of Thrones is still on its way.
Fortunately, a juicy new fan theory has emerged that should keep us all sated for… well, a few days at least.
You might have seen Entertainment Weekly‘s most recent cover on your internet travels of late. The magazine gave fans the House Stark reunion they’ve been waiting for (sob) in a series of happy family snaps.
Look how happy they are!
It’s almost enough to distract you from the memory of Rickon’s horrid death last season… almost.
It’s the Stark reunion you’ve been waiting for, #GameOfThrones fans! We brought Bran, Arya, Jon and Sansa together for this week’s cover. ????Make sure to grab this exclusive group shot, only available at @barnesandnoble starting Tuesday, May 30. Click the link in our bio to see more exclusive photos. #GoTS7 #GoT ????: @marchomstudio for EW
You’re probably having a lot of thoughts as you gaze at these photos (they’re all so grown up! I barely recognise Jon Snow when he smiles! Please don’t let any more of these kids die! I still can’t believe Rickon ran in a straight line!), but there’s a key detail you might have overlooked.
And fans are convinced it’s a clue as to which major character will die next.
Listen: The Binge walks us through everything we know about the upcoming season. (Post continues after audio.)
The detail in question is the fancy-lookin’ sword in Arya’s hilt.
If you’ve been paying close (like, extremely close) attention throughout all six seasons of Game of Thrones you might recognise it.
That’s because the distinctive Valyrian steel blade doesn’t belong to Arya – it’s Littlefinger’s.