Game of Thrones fans clinging to the edge of their seats over what will happen next may want to think back as they plot out their fantasy show predictions. Well, think way, way back, as a matter of fact.
As Esquire UK recently pointed out, if you want to know what happened with Daenerys and Cersei with the battle for King’s Landing, all you need to do is look back to King Robert in Game of Thrones Season 1. That’s right: There’s a massive Game of Thrones Season 7 spoiler right there in the beginning.
In case you don’t want to que up HBO Go at this very moment, here’s the dialogue that gives it away from ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 5:
Robert Baratheon: Let’s say Viserys Targaryen lands with 40,000 Dothraki screamers at his back. We hole up in our castles. A wise move. Only a fool would meet the Dothraki in an open field. They leave us in our castles. They go from town to town, looting and burning, killing every man who can’t hide behind a stone wall, stealing all our crops and livestock, enslaving all our women and children. How long do the people of the Seven Kingdoms stand behind their absentee king, their cowardly king hiding behind high walls? When do the people decide that Viserys Targaryen is the rightful monarch after all?
Cersei Lannister: We still outnumber them.
Robert Baratheon: Which is the bigger number, five or one?
Cersei Lannister: Five.
Robert Baratheon: [holds up his left fingers] Five…
Robert Baratheon: [clutches his right fist] … one. One army, a real army, united behind one leader with one purpose. Our purpose died with the Mad King.
Currently, Cersei’s team of allied forces is waning. Will she recall this exchange? Well, to find out, guess we’ll be clinging to our couches once again and waiting with bated breath. Gather round, GoT junkies!