With all the excitement of season eight’s second episode of Game of Thrones (Jon Snow’s beloved Ghost returned! Sansa and Theon were reunited! Brienne finally got what she deserves!), it’s easy to miss some very important details.
To explain, let us take you back to the first season.
Back in the first-ever episode of Game of Thrones, King Robert Baratheon tells Ned Stark that he wants to join their two houses one day.
“We were meant to rule together,” he says. “If your sister had lived, we’d have been bound by blood. It’s not too late. I have a son. You have a daughter. We’ll join our Houses.” Now at the time, Robert was referring to Joffrey Baratheon (ugh, the worst) and Ned’s eldest daughter, Sansa Stark. But as we all know, this romance never came to be (thank the gods both old and new for that).
But now that we know that Gendry is Robert’s bastard son, and given the recent developments between him and Arya, Robert’s prophecy may well come to be. (And we’re not mad about it.)
The question still remains if Gendry has a claim to the Iron Throne—if so, would Arya help him seize it? More importantly, what would we call their joined house? House Staratheon, perhaps? Or erm, House Bark?
Whatever the name, we’re pretty sure Robert and Ned are looking down at these two lovebirds with their approval.