While it's great to see Bran Stark on Game of Thrones again, his first vision of Season 6 introduced one of the most talked about, yet until now unseen characters in Westeros. We finally met Lyanna Stark on Game of Thrones. Does the fact that Bran's visions directed him to Ned's sister confirm the R+L=J theory?
Look, I instantly get why everyone was obsessed with Lyanna. We only saw her for a moment, and she's obviously super cool. She was friendly to Willis, also known as our pal Hodor, rode horses in what looked like pants, and overall just seemed like the best. Bran was intrigued, because his father never talked about her. We didn't see a young Rhaegar Targaryen (the R to Lyanna's L and Jon Snow's J, of course) in this flashback, so this scene basically served to establish Lyanna as beloved and able to take care of herself.
We'll have to wait and see how this develops over the season. I wonder if there's any significance to the fact that, in this episode, Roose Bolton also said that "Jon Snow is a bastard, not a Stark." Often, lines and themes and theories are repeated throughout the episode in other story lines.
If all that wasn't enough, according to the promo, it looks like we might be getting that "Tower of Joy" flashback, which concerns Lyanna Stark as well. This is all coming together in a rather satisfying way. It's disconcerting. We might actually have an answer to the "R+L=J" theory after all? Crazy!
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