It turns out that Gilly deserves even more credit than fans previously thought. The Making of Game of Thrones website has posted the full entry from High Septon Maynard's diary on Game of Thrones that revealed Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen were married in a secret ceremony in Dorne. And, you guys, it's almost impossible to read. Since Gilly only recently became literate, she deserves extra props for being able to understand what the High Septon was going on about. The faded pages are almost illegible, but the folks over at The Daily Dot were able to make out the most relevant portion of the entry.
On the 280th day of Maynard's 50th year, he wrote,
"Due to unforeseen events and … I have to … from setting down my records for… I have granted an annulment to Prince Rhaegar for his … marriage to Elia Martell and … his marriage to Lyanna Stark in Dorne. He forbid me to tell anyone of the ceremony so I shall never…1 bowel movement, post ceremony."
That bowel movement was a total game-changer. OK, it wasn't, but the fact that Sam has written proof from the most meticulous man in the world that Jon is the legitimate son of Lyanna and Rhaegar is sure to be one of Season 8's biggest bombshells. Check out the entry from the journal for yourself below.
See? It's no so easy to read, but it does include one of the show's biggest moments hidden in plain sight. The text doesn't offer any new information that wasn't revealed when Gilly read the entry aloud, which is a bummer, but it's still cool to see just how much detail goes into everything the props department does.
Leave it to the Game of Thrones team to go to the extra trouble of actually writing down a full two pages of entries to form a realistic text for Gilly to read. It doesn't look like there are any other crucial Easter eggs hidden in the pages, but Jon's legitimacy is such a major reveal, it would be overkill if the High Septon crammed anything else in his diary.
Perhaps the best part of all is seeing that Maynard noted he would never tell a soul about the annulment and wedding. He kept his word, but Rhaegar clearly forgot to forbid Maynard from writing everything down in his diary. Thank goodness he decided the written word wasn't off limits. Otherwise, the truth about Jon's heritage and potentially royal future would have been lost forever.