File This Fan Theory About Sir Jorah Under 'Huge If True'

Did you spot the clue in episode one?

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Here's an interesting Game Of Thrones theory, if you like that sort of thing. (We like that sort of thing).

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Eagle-eyed viewers of Monday's season seven premiere may have spotted that, after his stomach churning slop and crap montage, Samwell Tarly was studying a book about dragon glass (the material needed to kill those pesky White Walkers) that also made reference to the 'curing of illness'.

Truthfully you'd have to have paused the screen – or else spotted that HBO posted a freeze frame on their website to make it easier for you, which naturally someone on Reddit did.

What 'illness' could the book speak of? Well, one user called Redragebar has argued it could refer to greyscale, the unfortunate skin condition (that may be putting it mildly) afflicting none other than notoriously friend-zoned former knight Ser Jorah Mormont, who scared the bejesus out of Sam by shoving his arm out of his cell earlier in the episode and asking, naturally, about his beloved Mother of Dragons.

There is some precedent for the idea Jorah could be cured: viewers will remember Stannis (RIP) saying he (partially) cured his daughter Princess Shireen of greyscale by calling on the help of 'every Maester on this side of the world'. Tarly, of course, is currently embroiled in a Rocky-style training montage at the citadel where Maesters are made.

Anyway, if Sam does end up curing Jorah – perhaps because he believes he can help him enlist the help of Daenerys in some way – Redragebar has offered the following prediction:

"Sam leaves for the Ruins of Valyria to search for information about the creation Valyrian steel. He read about the Doom of Valyria and in the process finds the cure for Greyscale, a maester seems to have known something already via Shireen. He meets Jorah, not quite fully consumed yet, and helps to cure him. Jorah, now immune to Greyscale, enters Valyria and finds the secret to Valyrian steel.

Unfortunately, he also brings tomes with history of the ruin, which Sam discovers is tied to Rh'llor, and Jorah realises that Dany is bound to commit the same destruction, but he tells no one. Dany aids in the destruction of the White Walkers, but Jorah finally learns to put honour above love and has to act against Dany to save Westeros from her madness."

Bit of a leap there to suddenly have Jorah slaying his Queen, but hey – anything could happen.