Nothing is worse than someone that spoils the mystery of the movie, TV show, or book. Well, Sunday night just didn’t seem to be HBO’s day. On Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones someone did just that. In the episode entitled Oathkeeper, the HBO official synopsis left very little to the imagination. The original synopsis of the episode was:
“A white walker claims the baby and rides to a city of ice. The child is presented at an altar, where the Night’s King greets the infant and lays a finger on its cheek. The baby’s eyes turn white walker blue.”
Now here was the quickly edited version of the official synopsis:
“A white walker claims the baby and rides to a city of ice. The child is presented at an altar, where a walker greets the infant and lays a finger on its cheek. The baby’s eyes turn white walker blue.”
To people who are not part of the loyal legion of followers to the show the difference does not seem too big now, does it? WRONG!!! No one knows who the Night’s King is just yet! The character does not exist in the show yet, except for the characters’ bedtime stories. The show is modeled after the series of books written by George R.R. Martin.
How was this HUGE error even noticed if it was so quickly edited? I’m glad you asked. All it took was one perceptive Reddit user to quickly screenshot the massive mistake.
As of recently, Martin has only released five novels in the high fantasy series. The series is entitled A Song of Fire and Ice. Now in the series of novels the Night’s King character is only speculated; there is no definite answer as to who it is. If the original synopsis turns out to be true, it is like a spoiler on steroids to the unreleased books that are still looming! No mystery left in the box. Huh?
If the spoiler turns out to be true then not only have the unreleased novels been ruined but so has the show! If it is indeed the Night King then that means the legend is true! Everything we once thought about the Others/White Walkers has and will intensely change.