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The Game Of Thrones Gyroscope Might Be More Important Than You Think

Everyone has their own theories about Game of Thrones, but when an actor on the series (one whose character might prove vital to the overarching plot), it's time to pull up a comfy chair and listen close. Such is the case with John Bradley who plays maester-in-training Samwell Tarly.

Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones Season 6

Bradley told the Hollywood Reporter that he believes there's a significant connection between the iconic gyroscope in the show's elaborate opening credit sequence and the huge gyroscope his character sees when he enters the library at the Citadel in the Season 6 finale. On a show where any small detail could lead to a massive plot twist, Bradley said the gyroscope could be be central to the idea of storytelling and how the Game of Thrones narrative unfolds.

"One theory is that what we're seeing now and how we're experiencing Game of Thrones is Sam telling the story of Game of Thrones," he said. "If you take the logic of the story now, the story of Westeros and the story of the battle for the Iron Throne, it would be a book in that library. The visual motif of that is that you're about to be told a story – the sense of an idea of being told a story, and people gaining that knowledge, the way Sam is absorbing the knowledge in that library."

It's a solid theory. As Jon Snow's trusted friend and a member of the Night's Watch, he witnessed Snow's rise to power and even managed to slay a White Walker. Combined with his new access to all the books in Westeros, Sam would make for a convincing narrator. But where his story will lead is anyone's guess because neither author George R.R. Martin or the HBO series showrunners have fully unveiled their master plans yet.