Game of Thrones: This Aegon Easter Egg Is Just as Sweet as It Is Heartbreaking

For the most part, Game of Thrones is an endurance test for how many miserable, heartbreaking, and stomach-churning events you can withstand in one sitting. There have been a few bright spots over the last seven seasons, though, and Ser Davos Seaworth’s tender friendship with young Shireen Baratheon is at the top of the list. As it happens, one of their tutoring sessions happens to contain a subtle Easter egg concerning the big reveal about Jon Snow’s true name in the season seven finale.

As you might recall, before showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decided to rip out our hearts with Shireen’s fate, there’s a scene from a few seasons back where she’s trying to teach the illiterate Davos how to read and write. Reddit user Efurthy realized that Shireen’s choice for the first word to teach her new student (and Jon Snow’s future BFF) could not be more coincidental:

It’s kind of cute that the first word Davos learns to read is Aegon from freefolk

That’s right — Aegon, Jon Snow’s birth name.

After spending years speculating about who Jon’s real parents actually are, Bran calls upon his powers as the Three-Eyed Raven in the dramatic season seven conclusion to go back in time and confirm that they are indeed Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. The blond Targaryen prince has not, as many throughout Westeros assumed, abducted and raped Lyanna. Instead we find out that the couple are truly in love. In season six, we get a glimpse of Lyanna begging her brother, Ned Stark, to «promise» to protect her child after giving birth, and further visions from Bran reveal that Lyanna also whispers something else to Ned before she dies: «His name is Aegon Targaryen.»

HuffPost reached out to actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos, to find out if he was aware of the connection at the time. His response? «No, are you kidding me? I don’t know what the hell’s gonna happen from one episode to the next,» he said. «That’s testament to how good the writing is on that, too. After seven seasons, people are still asking the same question they asked in season one. ‘Who do you think is gonna end up on the throne?'»

Cunningham did note, however, that the Aegon reference was probably intentional. «Yeah, they’re very good at that sort of thing,» he said. «David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] plant little Easter eggs there if you want to see them.»

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In fact, a lot of her most memorable family moments happen to deal with food. Even though her kids have differing tastes, both literally and figuratively, there is one rule that their whole family abides by: try something more than once. «Our rule in our family is you have to try something 10 times and two times more before you decide you don’t like it,» she said. «They know in our household that you have to try new things.» While she admits she doesn’t have a favorite family memory in the kitchen, she adds that «the little moments» are what make motherhood so special. «It’s the times you don’t realize they’re paying attention.»

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The fan responded, «Well, I don’t know if you all have seen Becky, but she’s pretty even without any makeup on,» while looking at her girlfriend in front of the crowd. And that’s when she got down on one knee to pop the big question as the audience (and Katy Perry) collectively freaked out over how epic and adorable the proposal was. Of course, Becky said yes!

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Harry first visited Doria in LA last Summer, and things couldn’t have gone better. «She was bowled over by how down-to-earth and humble he is,» a source told Us Weekly. «Doria is very much a people’s person and so isn’t impressed by someone putting on airs and graces, and thankfully that couldn’t be further from Harry’s personality.» Harry, who released a statement defending Meghan’s right to privacy following the initial news of their romance, also made sure Doria was able to comfortably adjust to the major shift in media attention on her family. «[Harry] opened the lines to one of his top aides so Doria could be navigated through the crazy world of being in the public eye,» the source continued. Since friends close to the couple are saying they might already be engaged, it’s safe to say Harry has Doria’s seal of approval.

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While engagement rumors continue to swirl around Meghan and Harry, it’s possible that the birth of his new niece or nephew could push back any wedding plans. Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child is due in Spring 2018, and because Harry is very likely to want his brother and sister-in-law involved in his big day, a royal wedding wouldn’t happen until Summer, at the earliest. Until Meghan gets a ring on her finger and becomes part of Britain’s most famous family, we’ll just have to settle for adorable PDA moments like these.

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