On the Game of Thrones Season Finale, Sam made it all the way to Winterfell and met up with Bran Stark, looking for his BFF, Jon Snow. When the two met, they had a conversation about Jon’s true heritage and identity, finding out that he is not Jon Snow but really, Aegon Targaryen.
Bran, at first, thought Jon was still a bastard – as he thought the relationship between his Aunt Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen was illegitimate. But, if you recall in Episode Five of Season Seven, Gilly figured out that Rhaegar had “annulled” his marriage previously to have a secret ceremony with Lyanna Stark in Dorne – and we were all mind blown that Sam dismissed her questions and discovery.
But, when Bran said something about Jon being a bastard – Sam immediately said he read and transcribed the diary of High Septon Maynard – which, is where Gilly got the information. So, he basically stole Gilly’s thunder.
And, fans were not happy.
— But Why Tho? (@ButWhyThoPC) August 28, 2017
Sam all like "I transcribed a text and I discovered…" IT WAS GILLY, BITCH. SHE FOUND THE SECRET. FUCK THE PATRIARCHY.#GameOfThrones
— Katy Jane Nelson (@katyjanenelson) August 28, 2017
Sam Tarly to Bran Stark: "I discovered & read a text at the Citadel that confirms what you say about Jon…"
— Kozza (@Kozza) August 28, 2017
— leila (@likeleila) August 28, 2017
— Deborah Edeko (@DeborahEdeko) August 28, 2017
— Izzy (@laJoie_de_Vivre) August 28, 2017
But let's talk about how Sam low key took the credit for the annulment bomb that Gilly found last episode #gameofthrones
— Meg P..soon to be L (@meagan_lucidi) August 28, 2017
gilly discovering the r+l wedding and sam taking the credit is proof that men are trash #GameOfThrones
— siiri (@gameofcersei) August 28, 2017
JUSTICE FOR GILLY BECAUSE SAM STOLE HER DAMN FUN FACT #Gameofthrones
— Michael Davis (@mylifeasMD) August 28, 2017