Game of Thrones Theory Suggests A Surprising Reason the Night King Might Be After Jon Snow

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HBO

Among the countless fan theories surrounding the final season of Game of Thrones, a few revolve around the intentions of the Night King. After Vladimír Furdík, the actor behind the ice blue eyes, confirmed that his character is after one person specifically, many fans of the series have been going wild trying to figure out who that one person is. While one of the more popular beliefs is that he's targeting Bran Stark, others think he's determined to kill Jon Snow. But a new fan theory puts a spin on all of these ideas, claiming the Night King wants Jon to become his heir.

One Redditor took to the platform to argue that perhaps the Night King was promised an heir thousands of years ago, and that he has been waiting until a worthy enough one was born.

"I believe part of the pact thousands of years ago with the Children Of The Forest was an agreement that he would be able to rid his curse of being the [Night King] by taking an heir to his undead throne," the theorist wrote. "He was sick of getting Crastor's [sic] sons as a [Band-Aid] solution, the ignorance of not fulfilling this promise could also be why his army got so large."

In this theory, the fact that Jon and his best friend, Samwell Tarly, have yet to be killed by the Night King might serve as proof that the supreme leader of the White Walkers wants Jon Snow for something greater. The Redditor mentions the time Sam was spared by the White Walkers in the season 2 episode "Valar Morghulis," explaining it could have been because they knew Sam was "important to Jon's journey." Additionally, the Night King chooses not to go after Jon, at least not directly, in the season 7 episode "Beyond the Wall." Instead, he shoots down Daenerys Targaryen's dragon Viserion.

If the Night King truly is after Jon, as many theorize, this added layer means there's more to his motivations than to simply just kill him. And perhaps this would fulfill the theory that Jon is the prince that was promised—just not to the living. The Redditor argues that perhaps we'll get more of a history behind the Night King in the final season and that it could begin to make him a sympathetic character.

"Remember Old Nan saying to Bran describing that the [Night King] might be a Stark," the fan points out. "I believe we will learn the [Night King] story and sympathize with him, I think he's truly cursed and just wants to die but he can only die by transferring his throne to an heir."

Jon might be in deeper trouble than we ever anticipated if this theory is even remotely true, but we'll know soon enough. Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14.

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

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Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

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