Yesterday's Game of Thrones episode was filled with so much drama and gore you may have missed a crucial scene, where one character unsuccessfully attempt to poison Daenerys. Yep. Before meeting his untimely death at the hands of Dany and Drogon, Varys attempted to murder the Mad Queen by poisoning her food.
That's what fans are theorising on Twitter, at least. Their main evidence is an exchange Varys had with a girl working in the kitchen named Martha.
Read the exchange carefully:
Varys: Nothing? Martha: She won’t eat.
Varys: We’ll try again at supper.
Martha: I think they’re watching me.
Martha: Her soldiers.
Varys: Of course they are. That's their job. What have I told you, Martha?
Martha: The bigger the risk, the bigger reward.
Varys: Go on. They'll be missing you in the kitchen.
It's clear that this young girl was stressed about delivering food to the Queen, which she wouldn't be presumably if it was normal food. dd in Varys' ominous mantra, "the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward", and it certainly sounds like he was up to something diabolical.
Bring on the finale.
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This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia.