Hey, Game of Thrones fans, let's take a moment and flash all the-fucking-way back to Season 1, shall we? Specifically to Episode 9, "Baelor."
Now, you may not remember ALL the details of this heartbreaking scene, but Sansa was screaming her poor little heart out, Arya was hiding in Yoren's arms, and that little shit Joffrey was being, well, Joffrey...
...but, while all that madness was going on, Ned himself was doing something far more subtle: He was WHISPERING.
You can see the entire scene here (and Ned whispering at the 4:36 mark), if you'd like:
Now, for years GoT fans have been wondering WTF Ned whispered.
However, in a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Sean Bean put the theories to rest and revealed he was simply SAYING A PRAYER. Bean explained:
I couldn’t be too specific, because I don’t know if religion [like that] was around in those days, whatever they were. I just thought, "What would you do if this were really gonna happen?" You probably would pray. You probably would murmur some words and you’d keep it quiet. You’d keep it to yourself.
And he understands why there would be some elaborate theorizing from fans.
It’s quite subtle in that many people wouldn’t pick it up. It was an interesting thing to do for me at that point. There’s not much you can do really, you’ve got your head on a block. That’s about the only thing you can do is murmur.