Don't Sleep on Sam Tarly — He Might Be the Most Important Game of Thrones Character Ever

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 4/24/2019 | Alessia Santoro
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Warning: You should be up to date with Game of Thrones by now, because, like, what else are you doing with your time? But if you're not, there are some serious spoilers ahead!

You know how in 300, Dilios is recounting the epic story of the Spartan army and his late friend Leonidas? And how in How I Met Your Mother Ted — awkwardly, with the voice of Bob Saget — is telling his kids the story of meeting their late mother in the years after her death? Well, season eight of Game of Thrones is underway, Winter is here, the White Walkers are coming, the Battle of Winterfell is about to commence, and everyone is pretty much f*cked — except for Sam, who maybe, just maybe, is telling this story to us from the future.

We said "maybe," OK?!

Like in 300 and How I Met Your Mother, what if Samwell Tarly, a character who has been one of the key players through the show's eight seasons — he killed a damn White Walker and then shared the secret as to how, let us not forget! — is the Dilios and Ted Mosby of Game of Thrones? The theory isn't a new one, but as we get closer and closer to the final days of the show's run, I can't help but wholeheartedly believe that it's completely correct.

Let's break it down.

Back in 2016, after the season six finale in which Sam lands in Oldtown, the internet was ripe with theories about the chandeliers hanging inside the Citadel as Sam walks through the library — they look just like the gyroscope that's appeared in the opening credits of the show for the last seven seasons. Surely, there had to be a connection?

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John Bradley, who portrays Sam, told the Hollywood Reporter of the theory,...
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