Fans have spotted a very subtle moment in the latest episode of Game of Thrones, one that involves Varys’ and a secret plot against Daenerys that could have changed everything.
Before being executed by the Mother of Dragons in the penultimate episode of the hit show, Lord Varys was involved in a small private exchange with a little girl that many fans believe relates to Daenerys.
Informing Varys that “she won’t eat” – clearly speaking about Daenerys – the little girl is then told by the Spider to try again at supper. Then expressing fears that the Queen’s guards are getting suspicious, the girl is encouraged to repeat Varys’ own mantra back to him: “The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.”
According to some eagle-eyed fans, Varys was actually trying to poison Daenerys.
So…. everyone else got this too right ?? Lord Varys was having Martha the little kitchen girl poison Danys food. She was nervous the guards were watching her, he reassured her by “Greater the risk, greater the reward“ #GamefThrones #GOT #HBO pic.twitter.com/QrigC5t7ON
— Jessy Jess (@jessnicosia) May 13, 2019
varys really tried to POISON dany ahsjsjs dany was like “no i’d rather starve thanks”
— sarah (@khalesus) May 13, 2019
yo, Dany is surrounded by traitors
Jorah would never😭😭 pic.twitter.com/R8f3G4ynUp
— M. Pelissier (@Is_Pelissier) May 13, 2019
Rewatching game of thrones and just realized that Varys was trying to poison Danny smh
— marisa (@marisamcmorris) May 13, 2019
Girl: She won’t eat.
Varys: we’ll try again next time.
Girl: I think they’re watching me.
— Bilal (@Bilaln96) May 14, 2019
dany is such a smart bitch she immediately knew that jon betrayed her and that varys has been trying to poison her food for days and she wasn’t the slightest bit surprised
— nads (@emiliasclcrke) May 13, 2019
Cementing the validity of this idea, some returned to season one, to an exchange between Ned Stark and Grand Maester Pycelle. In it, the pair are seen discussing poison, with Pycelle claiming that poison is the weapon of “women, cravens, and eunuchs.” He then added that Varys was a eunuch.
ICYMI, Varys totally tried to poison Dany at the beginning of the episode. The callbacks to season 1 are amazing:
Ned: Poison is a woman's weapon.
Pycelle: Yes. Women, cravens… and eunuchs.
— iTREVOR (@iLEADFARMER) May 13, 2019
Had Varys’ plan been successful, so many lives would have been saved in King’s Landing.
The penultimate episode of the fantasy series’ eighth season aired on Sunday evening. ‘The Bells’ saw Daenerys Targaryen order Drogon to torch King’s Landing – resulting in hundreds of deaths.
With star Lena Headey revealing that she wasn’t entirely on board with Cersei Lannister’s exit, many viewers also aired their frustrations over the show’s direction. As a result, the episode became the show’s lowest-rated of all time.