Game of Thrones airs this evening in the US and on Monday in the UK.
This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season six.
Each new episode of Game of Thrones sees theories abound and the latest was no exception, with the famous pink letter sent by Ramsay Bolton throwing a potential curve ball that the director has been quick to dismiss.
With every single line of Game of Thrones analysed for potential subtext, the letter contained a statement that some fans quickly suggested belonged not to Ramsay but to the ever scheming Petyr Baelish.
“Come and see,” the current lord of Winterfell tells Jon Snow and his sister Sansa Stark, echoing an earlier line from Littlefinger to Robin Arryn.
Those three words quickly sent internet chatter into overload, but in a question and answer session on Reddit the episode’s director, Dan Sackheim, quashed the claims as emphatically as he could.
“I went on record with Tech Insider that it was written by Ramsay,” Sackheim said. “No idea why this theory has gained traction.”
Of course it would not be the first time that Game of Thrones’ producers or directors have said one thing only to mean another; the thing is they did not technically lie when it came to Jon’s fate. He was dead…he just isn’t anymore.
So it seems those suggesting the famous letter could have been sent by anyone other than the bastard Bolton will ultimately be proved wrong.