What Did Lyanna Stark Whisper To Ned In The Tower Of Joy?

On Sunday night, Game of Thrones confirmed a hugely popular fan theory that's been circulating for years. During a flashback to the Tower of Joy, we saw a dying Lyanna Stark make her brother Ned promise to protect someone from King Robert. Then she whispered something in his ear — what, exactly, we don't know, because that would be too easy for Game of Thrones.

We're going to go with the popular and most satisfying answer, and assume that Lyanna whispered something like, "This little brown-eyed nugget here is my baby with Rhaegar and his name is Jon." Then the baby's face faded into Jon Snow's, and it was all but explicitly confirmed: "R+ L = J" is real, people. As in, Jon Snow is the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. As in, he has hella royal blood and should for sure be King of the North.
Fans were stoked, of course. The general sentiment? Yay, finally! Also, some tears. Here's what Twitter had to say about last night's big reveal.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

And, finally, the tweet that said it simplest and best.

More from TV

Remember when TV couples slept in twin beds and everyone pretty much assumed that Little Ricky was the product of some immaculate conception? Remember when...
Adventure time is ending after season 9? Why does Cartoon Network hate us? #AdventureTime #cartoonnetwork— the yarheeguy (@HT_yarheeguy) September 29, ...
Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for season 6 of American Horror Story. Let's be honest: The best part of any American Horror Story season ...
The 2016 Emmy Awards were off to a great start when a surprising announcement came over the loudspeaker. A voiceover announced the next presenter: none ...
This story contains minor spoilers for the premiere of Westworld. Beware! There's an unnerving moment about halfway through the premiere episode of HBO'...
The third season promises an epic battles, sexual tension, and kilts. Oh, will there be kilts
We start off this week with a tense conversation that feels particularly timely. Nova, who is Black, and her married police officer lover, Calvin, who is...
Kimmy Schmidt lives in her own world. It's a cross between middle school, the year 1999, and present-day New York. Mix in the fact that she was held ...
Making a Murderer fans are still waiting on new episodes of Netflix's hit docuseries. But those looking for updates from Steven Avery himself can watch ...
Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo joined Bravo's Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live last night to promote their new film, Queen of Katwe. During their ...
Yes, we know. Downton Abbey has ended and you're totally bereft. Chin up, Anglophiles. There's a slate of new British shows coming through the pipeline (...
For all of mainstream media’s demonstrable embrace of body diversity, there’s been little visible change at this point. But look around the landscape of ...
Gavin Rossdale, lead singer and guitarist of the alt-rock band Bush and ex-husband of Gwen Stefani, will be coaching contestants on The Voice UK. "I've ...
Warning: This article contains spoilers about last night's episode of American Horror Story: Roanoke. Read at your own risk. We're still trying to wrap ...