How the Truth About Jon Snow's Parents Could Lead Varys to Kill Daenerys in Game of Thrones

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Ask any Game of Thrones fan to share some of the show's most shocking revelations and many would cite finding out that Jon Snow was the rightful heir to the Iron Throne at the top of their list. We can hardly imagine what will happen when Kit Harington's character, who still believes that he is the bastard son of Ned Stark, learns that his parents were Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark and that he is the true heir to the Iron Throne. But what about everyone else in Jon's inner circle?

Fans are dying to know what Daenerys Targaryen will do once she discovers that not only is she not the rightful heir to the throne, but that she's been sleeping with the guy who is ... who just happens to be her nephew? Oddly, a new fan theory has emerged that seems to suggest that might not be Dany's rock-bottom. One Redditor believes that once Lord Varys learns the truth, his allegiance will shift (not for the first time) and he'll end up murdering Daenerys as a result.

The theory comes from Redditor John-on-gliding, who believes that the first part of season 8 will be devoted to the battle against the White Walkers, in which Daenerys—and her dragons—will be a valuable player. However, the second half of the season will likely be about the fight for the Iron Throne, which is when Jon’s true parentage will probably be revealed. That’s where things might get difficult for Dany.

Once the truth is out, the Redditor predicts that Varys will turn on Daenerys and conspire to kill her so that Jon will be able to claim the throne. They point out the season 7 episode “Stormborn,” where the Mother of Dragons references Varys's history of shifting his loyalties. Varys responds that he serves in the best interest of everyone, explaining, “I will dedicate myself to seeing you on the Iron Throne, because I choose you. Because I know the people have no better chance than you.” He also warns, “As long as I have my eyes, I’ll use them.”

Lord Varys is known to be a manipulator, so it wouldn’t be too shocking to see him betray someone in the final season. However, Daenerys dying would not be taken lightly by fans, nor her followers in Westeros (unless, of course, the rumors that she's actually as diabolical as her dad and has just been manipulating us all along turn out to be true).

The truth will be revealed soon enough when Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14, 2019.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

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Larry David Shared His Favorite Episode of Seinfeld

Larry David at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009.
Larry David at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009.
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Last week, Seth Meyers hosted a virtual Seinfeld reunion with Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jason Alexander to benefit Texas Democrats. Amid all the other reminiscing, the sitcom veterans got to talking about their favorite episodes of the show.

Louis-Dreyfus answered with “The Soup Nazi,” in which her character Elaine inadvertently causes the greatest (and most high-strung) soup chef in town to shut down his shop. For Alexander, it was “The Marine Biologist,” where his character George masquerades as a marine biologist on a date and ends up rescuing a beached whale.

Larry David’s response, “The Contest,” generated almost as much conversation as the episode itself did when it aired during season 4. In it, the show’s four main characters compete to see who can abstain from self-pleasure the longest, proving themselves to be the “master of their domain.” Though the actors managed to skirt around the word masturbation for the entire episode, the concept was still pretty provocative for network television.

“This one, I didn’t even put on the board because I didn’t want them asking. I just wanted them to come and see the read-through,” David said, as InsideHook reports. “[When they did] I had worked myself up into a lather because the read-through really went great. I was watching [the network executives] and I couldn’t tell how much they liked it. But I was ready to pack the whole thing in if they didn’t let us do this show: ‘I’m quitting. I’m quitting. I’m gonna quit.’ Fortunately, they didn’t say a word. I was shocked.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus’s trepidation about the episode lasted through the shoot. “When we were making this episode, I was convinced we were going to be shut down. I was convinced that the network was going to come in and say, ‘This is not going to work out,’” she said. Needless to say, they never did, and Louis-Dreyfus now looks back on Elaine’s participation in the contest as “a very important cultural moment for women.”

David went on to explain that “The Contest” not only helped popularize Seinfeld among viewers, but it also helped its creators carry more clout in the industry. “That show changed something about how we were perceived in television land,” he said. “It really catapulted us to another place. It moved us to another level, I think.”

[h/t InsideHook]