With 2,339 deaths so far on Game of Thrones (but, like, who's counting?), those who have made it to season eight are not only lucky, they're #blessed.
And while everyone still left on GoT is going to serve some sort of higher G.R.R.M.-approved purpose, we had to sit and scratch our head about why Samwell Tarly (portrayed by John Bradley on the show) and his wife, Gilly (and, yes, Lil' Sam too), were around.
Not that we wish them harm! We love Gilly’s low-key smarts. (She’s the one who initially figured out Rhaegar’s annulment and remarriage to Lyanna Stark, after all. And, SHE TAUGHT HERSELF TO READ. Please don’t ever doubt Gilly.) And we love Sam’s unfailing devotion, and lil’ Sam’s silent but powerful supporting acting (you’re doing great, kid!).
But Bran is already aware of Jon’s real parents, considering he’s the three-eyed raven and all. OK, so maybe he needed Sam to clarify that Jon is a legitimate heir to the Iron Throne, but now that Sam has served his purpose, what’s his next big move?