New Game of Thrones Fan Theory Has a Prediction About Littlefinger

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HBO

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the first six seasons of Game of Thrones and predictions about major plot points in the seventh season.

The seventh season of Game of Thrones is coming, and online predictions about the notoriously volatile fates of its characters are swirling. One circulating fan theory that’s gathering some steam purports to predict the fate of Westeros’s sleaziest operator, Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. Littlefinger, in the next season. It all revolves around an unlikely rival: Sandor Clegane (The Hound), whose connection to Baelish stretches back to the show’s first season.

The theory, as reported by TIME and courtesy of redditor Flay_the_pope, centers on one of the show’s earliest betrayals. In the first season, after Ned Stark discovered that Joffrey is not Robert Baratheon’s legitimate son—and therefore has no claim to the Iron Throne—Littlefinger promised to help Ned secure the support of the City Watch to stage a coup. Instead, Ned is arrested for treason and, as the City Watch slaughters his men, Baelish puts a dagger to Ned’s throat and, with a grin, says, “I did warn you not to trust me.”

The Starks never found out about Littlefinger’s betrayal, but one newfound Stark ally was in the room to witness it: Sandor Clegane. As the series has progressed, The Hound has built personal relationships with both Arya and Sansa Stark. In the season four finale, Arya admitted that she took The Hound off of her kill list, and he later offered to escort Sansa home to Winterfell. When we last saw The Hound, he was traveling north with the Brotherhood Without Banners—putting him right on track to run into one or both of the Stark sisters at Winterfell.

That could pose a problem for Littlefinger, who is currently acting as an advisor to Sansa. “I believe if Littlefinger, Sansa, and Sandor all end up in the same room, Littlefinger will be in BIG trouble and this may be his downfall,” Flay_the_pope writes.

Fellow Redditor BatsAreCute concurred, writing “I've been hoping for the day Sansa finds out this detail, and knowing The Hound, he'll have no reservations about blurting it out.”

Could this spell the end for Littlefinger? You’ll have to tune into Game of Thrones’s seventh season—which premieres on HBO at 9 p.m. on July 16—to find out.

[h/t: TIME]

Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar

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Funko

Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

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Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

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Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

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The Office Children's Book Is Coming to Introduce Your Kids to Dunder Mifflin

The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary is coming from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in October.
The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary is coming from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in October.
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Thanks to constant TV reruns and easy access via Netflix, The Office hasn't lost any of its popularity since airing its series finale in 2013. Now the beloved sitcom is about to be introduced to a whole new audience that (fortunately) isn't old enough to understand what Michael Scott means when he says "That's what she said." As Entertainment Weekly reports, a new book for kids, The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, is out now.

While it might be hard to imagine how a children's book all about Dunder Mifflin would work, now that we're getting a glimpse at it, it seems like the best idea ever. A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary will introduce your little ones to all your favorite paper company employees—though they won't be the same Jim and Pam we all know so well. In this book, the illustrated characters are all school-aged.

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The 40-page book is written by Robb Pearlman, author of Bob Ross and Peapod the Squirrel, Pink is for Boys, and Star Trek: Fun with Kirk and Spock, and illustrated by Melanie Demmer, who works on the My Furry Foster Family series. Though the book is intended for kids ages 4 to 8, you can be sure that we'll be reading it, too.

You can order your copy of The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary for $16 on Amazon right now. And if you're looking for more Office collectibles that are available right now, head here.

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