Perhaps no fandom is as obsessed with avoiding spoilers as the Game of Thrones fandom has been. And they are shook that they have been staring the biggest spoiler of all dead in the face for a year—and had no idea it was even happening!
All those Twitter hysterics for nothing!
That said: THIS WHOLE ARTICLE IS A HUGE SPOILER FOR THE WHOLE SHOW. If the Game of Thrones finale is still sitting in your DVR (do people have those anymore?), this is your chance to hit the back button.
Okay, now, let’s talk about how the ending of the show has been just dangling out there on Sophie Turner’s arm for an entire revolution of the Earth around the Sun!
So if you’re a big fan of the show, you may remember that about a year ago, Turner, who played Sansa Stark, got a new tattoo.
The artist, Lauren Winzer, shared her work on Instagram:
Fans, of course, will know that that is a direwolf that represents the House of Stark, with the caption, “The pack survives.”
Which is, of course, how the entire show ends! Of course, no one knew that a year ago, but the tattoo set off a whirlwind of speculation from eagle-eyed fans.
Turner, during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, put all that speculation to rest, explaining that it’s a not a spoiler but rather just a reference to the stark family motto: “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
As Turner put it to Corden:
“It’s just a quote from last season. Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”
Well, turns out!
Because as we now know, it’s those Starks—specifically Bran—who sit upon the Iron Throne!
Iron Throne? More like…
And fans on the internet were feeling pretty much like they’d fallen for the dumbest con ever!
— Scheherazade ♛ (@Schaelove) May 20, 2019
Why isn't anyone talking about @SophieT and her tattoo being a whole spoiler. Love you, Sophie!! So glad you got your crown.
— Tempus_Frangit (@slave2mandalore) May 21, 2019
— Scarlett Marchant (@ScarlettOliviax) May 20, 2019
Side bar: Sophie Turner gave us the biggest spoiler by showing us her ‘The Pack Survives’ tattoo and none of us took it seriously, wow we stupid. pic.twitter.com/UubLNUVhYo
— tash 🦋🦋 (@tashmontlake) May 21, 2019
i said this to my friends when we found out they got these tattoos and she didn't believe me
— missandei of naath (@faketonichilds) May 21, 2019
— Heidi Alagha (@Heidialagha) May 21, 2019
i just now realized that sophie turner's tattoo was a spoiler all along pic.twitter.com/ar70ayskbL
— reg✨ (@regblvck) May 21, 2019
Sophie Turner got a tattoo "The Pack Survives" after her final shot of GoT. And he explained “It’s just a quote from last season(7)” And that got people thinking. Well not anymore. #TheFinalEpisode
— Sαʝαℓ (@isajal07) May 20, 2019
Oops, Sophie Turner's Tattoo Kind of Did Spoil Game of Thrones pic.twitter.com/i1o4IfC4cI
— elmahdi annis (@AnnisAnnismhdi) May 20, 2019
— Complex (@Complex) May 20, 2019
— Mery🐥🌸 (@meriiidf) May 20, 2019
So when those Game of Thrones spin-offs start coming, keep your wits about you, GoT fans!