What would Game of Thrones be without a little post-show dissection of obscure details? In Season 7 episode 2, “Stormborn,” those details are all in written form scrolls, texts and other communication between living characters (hopefully) or the books that guide them.
Let’s start with the meatiest image HBO released: the letter Ser Jorah Mormont was writing to Daenerys Targaryen when Sam Tarly came to see him.
The somber letter is full of the defeatism that seized Jorah the day he got greyscale. We know he loves Daenerys, and that he always has and will, but the fact that he’s still rooting for her and doesn’t expect he’ll live to see her rule is heartbreaking.
As we know, Jorah’s storyline didn’t end there in “Stormborn;” he got a visit from the baddest maester-in-training around, Sam Tarly, who arrived bearing a heavy book that he believes contains the cure to greyscale.
Below are the instructions we saw him follow so closely:
And here is a sad-looking patient who bears striking resemblance to Jorah Mormont:
Sam wrote a scroll to Jon in the previous episode, “Dragonstone,” the full contents of which we can now read:
Jon is a popular scrolls recipient he also received one from Daenerys via Tyrion, summoning him to Dragonstone:
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