How Jon Snow Could Still Be the Prince That Was Promised in Game of Thrones

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Helen Sloan, HBO

*Spoilers ahead

For a few seasons now, Game of Thrones fans have been convinced that Jon Snow is the prophesized Prince That Was Promised, and would be the person to eventually save Westeros. Now, since Arya Stark was the one to kill the Night King in the latest episode “The Long Night,” many have begun to believe that she is the chosen one. But a fan theory from Reddit user Obrienbf still thinks Jon is the most likely contender.

If you’re unfamiliar with the prophecy, the Prince That Was Promised in the TV show is the predicted savior in the Lord of Light religion (the A Song of Ice and Fire book series differs a bit). We hear of it first by Melisandre way back when Stannis Baratheon was alive, because the Red Priestess believed he was that Prince. But she later decided it was Jon, who she brought back from the dead to fulfill his purpose.

Fans will remember that Jon was the one to bring everyone together for the Battle of Winterfell, although he never actually fights the Night King one-on-one. The fan argues that he’s still the Prince That Was Promised, but didn’t have to be the one to take down the Night King, mainly because the undead leader knew who he was and purposely avoided fighting him. According to the theorist:

“Throughout the show Jon and the Night King shared moments together (“Hardhome,” “Beyond the Wall”) and I think the Night King knew Jon was someone special. He saw him fight, he saw him defeat one of his White Walker lieutenants in combat, and he knew Jon was the only one who could take him on 1v1. So he never let him get the chance.”

The theory gets even more complex when the user explains why Arya Stark and Melisandre may have come together in the latest episode to take down the Night King. The Redditor recalls the fan theory that Jaqen H'ghar is really Rhaegar Targaryen to back up this idea. The fan then speculates that Jaqen joins the Faceless Men and learns that not only could the Lord of Light help in defeating the Night King but also the Many-Faced God, and in the end, the theorist believes, he trains Arya to become an assassin who could help Jon, a.k.a. The Prince That Was Promised, end The Long Night. This could be why Melisandre goes to Essos: to meet Rhaegar and come back to Winterfell to help Arya.

While this theory is rather complex and has a lot of moving parts, we’re not ready to dismiss the idea that Jon is the Prince That Was Promised. He was brought back from the dead for a reason, after all. Let’s hope we find out what that reason is in the final three episodes of Game of Thrones.

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture


This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair

- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.

- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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The Office Writers Considered Making Michael Scott a Murderer, According to Greg Daniels

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Greg Daniels is best known as the showrunner of The Office, a job that earned him two of his four Emmys. As reported by Screen Rant, the acclaimed creator dished in a recent interview with The Guardian about why the American version of the much-loved show almost wasn't made, along with a proposed plot twist for Michael Scott that forced Daniels to put his foot down.

"The UK version hadn’t finished airing and I’d never heard of it. My agent sent me a VHS tape of season one. It had a somewhat boring title so I didn’t look at it. He told me he wanted to show it to someone else if I wasn’t interested, so I popped it in. I watched the entire first series that evening," Daniels said.

As the show really got going after Steve Carell's role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin made him a household name, Daniels said some ideas in the writers room got too wacky for their own good. He recalled one particular instance, saying, “There were times where [the writers] would become enamored with a joke, and I'd have to put my foot down. For instance, they really wanted Michael to kill Meredith with his car. That was an early pitch, where he runs her over in the parking lot and then comes back, gets a tire iron and finishes the job. I was like, 'You can’t do that, that’s crazy!'”

Michael being a murderer certainly would have changed the tone of the show, so it makes sense that it never happened. Imagine the courtroom scenes we would have had to endure! The Scranton Strangler storyline would have paled in comparison.

[h/t Screen Rant]