Some Game of Thrones Fans Are Predicting That Melisandre Is Already at Winterfell

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At this point in the series, fans are watching (and rewatching) every moment of Game of Thrones so closely to look for any hints at what's to come that virtually nothing goes unnoticed—especially if it means one major character might be returning. During the latest episode, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," there was a scene between a little girl and Ser Davos Seaworth that has some fans wondering if the Red Priestess Melisandre might be at Winterfell.

Redditor jt-clark posed the idea that the little girl with the burns across her face could in fact be the Red Woman in disguise. According to the theorist, she has used her ruby to turn into the child. In the scene we see the little girl waiting in line to receive food from Davos, who is serving everyone. The girl asks, "Which way should I go?" Davos pauses, clearly taken aback by how similar the girl looks to the late Shireen Baratheon, and replies, "Which way do you want to go?"

The little girl explains that because her brothers are fighting in the battle, she wants to as well, instead of going down into the crypts with the other women and children. Gilly steps in and says she's glad there will be someone to protect them down there and ushers the girl away. But Ser Davos was clearly shaken from the encounter.

What if that little girl was in fact Melisandre? Changing into a child so she could place herself into the crypts would be a great way for her to make her return, and the Redditor believes she'll be key in the fight against the White Walkers.

The Red Priestess is not well-liked among those close to the Starks, though. Davos threatened to kill Melisandre after he learned about young Shireen's death at the stake, and she's also on Arya's infamous kill list. Which would explain why she'd need to be in disguise while at Winterfell.

Whether or not the child is really Melisandre, the people of Winterfell are going to need all the help they can get—especially if the crypts aren't nearly as safe as they seem to believe they are.