ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at Creators.co
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Now, the new season of Game of Thrones may still be just under three months away (get closer already, April 12!), but that doesn't mean we're not completely pre-occupied with the damn thing.

To make the waiting a little easier, though - and to avoid ruining any more parties by screaming Valar Morghulis at inappropriate times - its probably about the right time to dig up some of the show's greatest Easter eggs.

After all, the show is pretty much full to bursting with bloody, gory, entrail-soaked Easter-eggy awesomeness - and that's just the first of my five favorites...

(Note, there will be SPOILERS below. Just...so...many...SPOILERS)

1. Littlefinger Predicted a Whole Lot of Murders

Remember that scene where Petyr Baelish, better known as Littlefinger, hangs out with Robin Arryn after his mother takes a long trip down the Moon Door?

Y'know, the one where he points out all the ways that people tend to die?

This one...
This one...

Well, now that you've seen the whole of Season 4 (and if you haven't, stop reading this and go and watch it. We'll wait), does any of that seem oddly familiar to you?

Like, for instance, the fact that he followed up a reference to Joffrey's death at the dinner table (which, sure, he would totally have known about) with references to people dying in their beds...

Ahem.
Ahem.

and squatting over their chamberpots...

AHEM.
AHEM.

It's almost as though he knew exactly what was going to happen to Shae and Tywin at the hands of Tyrion - as though, perhaps, he and Varys had manipulated it into happening in the first place...

Some Easter eggs, though, are a little less bloody. Like, for instance...

2. The Direct Harry Potter References

Or, rather, the constantly repeated Harry Potter reference back in Season 1.

Specifically, the fact that wherever Osha, played by Natalie Tena, goes, she seems to be constantly surrounded by - or even making - brooms.

Which would definitely seem like just a random piece of characterization - if it wasn't for one thing.

Yup. Natalie Tena also just happened to play a certain Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter series...Who, of course, was a witch, and constantly flying around on...you guessed it - a broom...

Some Easter eggs, though, are a whole lot more self-contained. Like the fact that...

3. Jaime Lannister Really Likes Foreshadowing

Remember that scene back in Season 1, where Ned Stark's buddy Jory talks to Jaime Lannister about how he nearly lost his eye?

Well, Jaime definitely did, seeing as in the very next episode, this happened:

Because sure, murder and betrayal are fun - but they're clearly so much more enjoyable when you're fully aware that the way you're killing a dude is totally rubbing salt into an old wound.

I mean, figuratively speaking. Though Jaime probably would have done that too...

What about the more...cameo-y Easter eggs, though? Like, say:

4. That Time Sigur Ros Played Joffrey's Feast

Because those three guys up there? They're very much the band Sigur Ros...

Though, in fairness, that's arguably slightly less weird than the fact that Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol...

And Will Champion from Coldplay...

Were totally in the show too...

And, of course, there's my personal favorite...

5. That Time the Show Totally Teased the Most Popular Fan Theory

Specifically, the theory (Note: BIG POTENTIAL SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT) that Jon Snow's real parents are Rhaegar Targaryean and Ned Stark's sister Lyanna - otherwise known as the R+L = J Theory.

Which, crucially, would make Jon both of the North on his mother's side, and a potential heir to the Iron Throne on his father's. It's an incredibly popular and widespread theory - so much so that if George R.R. Martin doesn't end up including it in the books, it'll arguably be a bigger surprise than if he does...

Oh, and it's already been directly referenced in the TV show.

See those carved letters in the background there?

Take a closer look...

Yup - that seems an awful lot like R+L, with the J just happening to be standing right next to them.

Could Jon's uncle Benjen know something he doesn't?

Or are the Game of Thrones production staff just messing with us?

Either way - THAT'S AWESOME.

What do you guys think, though?

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