It’s nearly impossible to think about anything except for last night’s devastating death on Game of Thrones at the moment. I’m right there with you along with all of the other mourning fans who knew we would probably lose a dragon at some point but chose to completely avoid the possibility.
— Chantelle Fairburn (@chantellefairbn) August 21, 2017
However, since this is Game of Thrones there are a ton of other things that happen in the episode that act as a great distraction for us. For instance, this blink-and-you-miss-it moment involving Jon Snow’s sword, Longclaw.
First, we saw Jon get tackled by a bunch of White Walkers and plunge into the icy water, which would be terrifying if it were any other character (*cough Tormund cough*) but since it’s Jon Snow we all knew he was safe. Right before he emerges from the water there was a close up of Longclaw and everything looks pretty normal.
But the second that he comes out from the water Longclaw’s eye opens!
See for yourself.
Longclaw is the sword that the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Jeor Mormont, gave to Jon who was his steward at the time. Previously in the episode, Jon tried to give the sword back to its rightful owner of Jorah Mormont, but he insisted that Jon keep it.
One of the most obvious guesses would be Bran warging into Longclaw, but since he cannot warg into living things it could mean that the sword is somehow alive or just came back to life. Although, some Reddit fans were quick to point out that the eyes of the sword are made up of transparent crystals that change color if there’s some reflection on it, which you could definitely then make the case that Jon’s hand caused this cool effect.
It’s hard to take anything lightly on a show like this so while it could have just been a reflection and a cool shot, it’s a lot more fun to think of other possibilities.
What are your thoughts on this Longclaw scene?
What the hell, Jon’s sword opens its eye…I am panicking 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/PHM4METxP9
— Mandeep Ashiya (@mandeep_ashiya) August 21, 2017
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.