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The Significant Detail In The "Game Of Thrones" Premiere You Probably Missed

Contains mild spoilers.

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Season 7 of Game of Thrones picks up where Season 6 left off for many characters, including Sam Tarly, who is now in the Citadel, dealing with a lot of shit (literally) and trying to sneak into the forbidden section of the library.

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He's there to find out as much as he can to help in the fight against the White Walkers. So far he hasn't been very successful – or so he thinks. Because there was a shot of a VERY interesting dagger in the book Sam was reading.

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Yep, it's the dagger that was used in the assassination attempt against Bran, way back in Season 1.

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Catelyn took it to King's Landing, where Varys and Littlefinger examined it, and Littlefinger admitted the dagger was his.

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Cat gave the dagger to Ned, and Littlefinger MAY have taken it back when he betrayed him (as he does in the books).

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The dagger hasn't been seen since then – that is, until Maisie Williams was spotted with it in this promotional photo shoot for EW, for which she wore her Arya costume.

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The promo shots, combined with the brief glimpse of the dagger illustration we got in the Season 7 premiere, indicate the dagger will make a significant appearance soon.

But what could it be? Well, for one, the fact that Maisie is the one seen with it in the promo shots suggests she'll carry it at some point as Arya. If Littlefinger is the one who currently possesses it, it's a good indication that Arya will head back to Winterfell – and potentially even use the dagger against Littlefinger.The dagger is also made of Valyrian steel, which we know can kill White Walkers – AND it appears the handle is made of dragonglass, judging by the text of the book Sam's reading and his brief comment about the Targaryens using dragonglass as decoration on their weapons. As dragonglass is also deadly to White Walkers, it means this is essentially a double-edged blade that can be used against them. Which seems pretty important.
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But what could it be?

Well, for one, the fact that Maisie is the one seen with it in the promo shots suggests she'll carry it at some point as Arya. If Littlefinger is the one who currently possesses it, it's a good indication that Arya will head back to Winterfell – and potentially even use the dagger against Littlefinger.

The dagger is also made of Valyrian steel, which we know can kill White Walkers – AND it appears the handle is made of dragonglass, judging by the text of the book Sam's reading and his brief comment about the Targaryens using dragonglass as decoration on their weapons. As dragonglass is also deadly to White Walkers, it means this is essentially a double-edged blade that can be used against them. Which seems pretty important.

Whatever happens, it's sure to be good.

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