Davos Seaworth is a massive fan favorite for many Game Of Thrones watchers out there. Davos may be the only person in the entire show who always seems to have a clue what the difference between right and wrong is. He’s also like the Grandpa of Game Of Thrones…if Grandpa was a fingerless smuggler who didn’t know how to read.
When we are first introduced to Davos Seaworth, the Onion Knight doesn’t know how to read. Like not at all. That is until he starts spending time with Princess Shireen, the Grey-Scale infected daughter of Stannis Baratheon, who would slowly but surely teach the loveable smuggler to read.
But as it turns out, the subplot of Davos learning to read was actually more significant than most realized, as it dropped a massive clue about what was to come in the future of the show.
via Huffington Post:
Davos himself, actor Liam Cunningham, was recently out at New York Comic Con promoting his new project, “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” and HuffPost asked him about the connection between Jon’s real name and the first word Davos learned to read.
“Yeah, they’re very good at that sort of thing,” said Cunningham. “David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] plant little Easter eggs there if you want to see them.”
The fact that Shireen (Kerry Ingram) was a part of this moment with Davos is kind of tragic, considering how much he cared for her and how she was ultimately sacrificed by Melisandre (Carice van Houten). But despite the moment’s significance, Cunningham told us he had no idea it would be so instrumental at the time.
“No, are you kidding me? I don’t know what the hell’s gonna happen from one episode to the next. That’s testament to how good the writing is on that, too. After seven seasons, people are still asking the same question they asked in Season 1. ‘Who do you think is gonna end up on the throne?’”
Just another example of Game Of Thrones being lightyears ahead of any other show on television.