In Episode 7, Ned confronts Cersei with the knowledge that her children are Jaime's, and accuses her of always hating Robert. Cersei tells him it only began on her wedding night, when Robert called her "Lyanna".
In Episode 9, we have Ned's final attempt to protect those he loves – when he sacrifices his honour to try to save Sansa and Arya. Joffrey orders his execution, and Ned mumbles something just before he is killed. Some fans think it is the words "I kept my promise".
In the Season 1 finale, Bran tells Osha the ~official~ story of Lyanna and Rhaegar when showing her the crypt of Winterfell.
In Season 2, the only real reference to R+L=J is when Jaime taunts Catelyn about Ned's infidelity. It highlights once again how out of character having a bastard was for him.
To top the episode off, we get another edition of ~Rhaegar Was Actually a Great Guy~ courtesy of Ser Barristan. He tells Daenerys about how Rhaegar would pretend to be a minstrel for fun, and didn't like violence.
In the next episode, Sam and Maester Aemon discuss Daenerys's situation. Aemon's comment that a lone Targaryen is a terrible thing is immediately followed by Jon Snow entering the room.
Then, at the end of Season 5, Jon Snow gets stabbed, and we open Season 6 with a visual of his dead body. Some fans believe the pattern of his blood turns from a wolf into a dragon.
In Season 6, Episode 2, we see Lyanna herself. She appears as a young girl in Bran's vision, showing off in front of her brothers.
Then in Episode 3, we finally see the ultimate R+L=J scene: the Tower of Joy. Except the Three-Eyed Raven cuts us off before we actually see what's in the tower. Even still, it's very illuminating.
The shot of young Ned asking "where's my sister" appears again in Episode 6, in another of Bran's visions. It's followed by a quick glimpse of what appears to be Ned's hand and a woman bleeding.
There's one final reference to Lyanna in the next episode, when Jon and Sansa meet little Lady Mormont, who was named after her.
Which brings us to Episode 10. After years of dropping hints, and one huge season of revealingsecrets, it seems really likely the show will finally confirm R+L=J in this finale.
Some fans believe there'll be something hidden in the crypt of Winterfell that will reveal the truth, and others think Howland Reed will show up to tell all. There's also a chance Benjen or Littlefinger know something, too. But with Bran set to reappear after being absent for three episodes, and reports the actor who plays young Ned Stark will have a "significant part" in the finale, it looks like we'll actually get to see the rest of that Tower of Joy vision.
It will be so damn satisfying.
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