Game of Thrones fans who can’t wait the final few hours to find out what happens on the highly-anticipated Season 5 finale of the hit HBO fantasy-adventure series were treated to some possibly huge and important spoilers this weekend. A video supposedly showing “previously on” scenes for Sunday night’s Episode 10, “Mother’s Mercy” leaked online, revealing the return of a major Season 1 character.
Also, a set of four photos posted to the image hosting site imgur reveal even more shocking details – including one that would be really shocking if true.
Be warned, fans who prefer to wait to watch the actual season finale of Game of Thrones Sunday night should definitely stop reading this article now. The text, photos, and video below include major possible spoilers.
The qualifier “possible” must be used, because the authenticity of the leaked video and photos has not been determined.
Viewers who would rather wait to watch the Game of Thrones finale can find information on how to watch the episode live online at this link.
Now, on to the spoilers.
The following video reportedly appeared on the German branch of the European cable network Sky — but was quickly removed. However, at least for the time being, the two-minute clip remains viewable on YouTube.
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The video appears to indicate that Benjen Stark is back.
Viewers who can actually recall Season 1 will know that Benjen Stark is the brother of the slain leader of the northern Stark clan, Ned Stark, who was beheaded by the psychopathic King Joffrey at the conclusion of that first season.
Benjen Stark, Jon Snow’s uncle, disappeared beyond the wall and was never heard from again — though his horse did return without him. His fate has never been revealed, or even discussed on the show since. But if the above video is any indication, Benjen is about to make a reappearance.
Why? Fans have long speculated that Benjen knows the true identity of Jon Snow’s mother, so perhaps that could be a major upcoming revelation.
But will any of it matter? These leaked photos posted on imgur appear to contain some very bad news for Jon Snow fans.
Now, it’s possible that Jon Snow is simply going into some sort of trance, as his eyes roll up into his head. But he also could be on his way to transforming into a white walker.
The photos also seem to reveal the fates of Queen Cersei, as well as another queen, Selyse, the wife of Stannis Baratheon. But spoilers abiut the fates of those two will come as much of a shock to fans of Game of Thrones, even before the Sunday night finale.