Updated: 21st February 2018

The teenie-tiny detail you probably missed in ‘Game of Thrones’ Ep 6

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 6, titled “Beyond the Wall.”

Oh boy, last night’s episode of Game of Thrones left fans screaming and ripping their clothes at the death of beloved dragon Viserion and its return as a zombie ice dragon.

But perhaps, in the fury of the battle with the White Walkers, you didn’t notice a teenie-tiny detail, and it has to do with Jon Snow.

The King in the North miraculously escapes death by coming out of the icy-cold water (thank you for not dying again, Jon).

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As the camera focuses on Longclaw, his sword, Jon can be seen tapping his hand out of the water.

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But something happens in that moment, as noticed by an eagled-eyed Redditor:

Yup, Longclaw’s eyes popped open. See?

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It can’t just be accidental, can it?

Valyrian-steeled Longclaw is the bastard sword that belonged to House Mormont. Jeor Mormont, as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, gave it to Jon Snow, who served as his steward until Mormont’s death. Though Longclaw was taken from Jon’s dead body, he got it back after returning from the dead.

Fans on Reddit stressed that Longclaw’s eyes are just a transparent piece of crystal that fills out when the hand is behind the handle. So the “opened-eyes” effect is just a reflection of Jon’s hand hitting the ice. What a bummer.

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Others argued the hand does not reach that far to create a reflection. Is that just a drop of water? An optical illusion?

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Or could it be Bran warging into Longclaw? Who knows…One thing’s for sure, it’s really cool.

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