There were a many details to ponder and mull over during the finale episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 (as your Twitter timeline probably confirmed), but one slightly odd and seemingly innocuous tidbit may have flown under your radar.
You may recall that, during the last few gripping minutes of the season finale, the White Walkers used their brand-spankin’-new undead dragon to destroy a sizable portion of the Wall, and subsequently begin a new, deadly march into Westeros.
However, you may have noticed the army of the dead formed a rather unusual formation when milling through the chasm in the wall:
As one astute Redditor pointed out, the shape bears a striking resemblance to the wolf on the Stark sigil.
It’s unclear what this could mean for the Starks, but it definitely seems as though Winterfell in particular is on the Night King’s Kill List. This could simply be due to the fact that Winterfell is the first northern encampment that the White Walkers will encounter on their march — but, it may also have something to do with the rumored link between Bran Stark and the Night King, which the show has yet to explore.
Some Redditors don’t believe the shape looks like the Stark sigil at all, and muse that it resembles more of a polar bear shape (which would be weirdly fitting, if the White Walkers were looking for a sigil of their own). There are also plenty of people who believe that the shape holds zero significance whatsoever, and that the formation is simply a coincidence.
While I may not be a Game of Thrones expert, I will say that I’ve watched my fair share of television, and I don’t care how generous the show’s budget may be: a producer isn’t going to let you get away with such an expensive shot if it’s not necessary. Not to mention the fact that this shot is one of the final images of Season 7. It’s very unlikely that this image is accidental in any way, considering these decisions are meticulously planned.
But, only time will tell. Until we get the full story, we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed for the Starks and Winterfell — because their heads may be the first ones on the White Walker chopping block.