Ned Stark's death in the first season of GoT might still be one of the most traumatic. Remember watching it for the first time? You started a new show that looked promising, got super attached to the main character, then HE JUST GOT KILLED OFF? Yep, welcome to Game of Thrones.
Well, since Ned Stark was beheaded, many fans have been speculated what exactly he whispered right in his final moments. He's seen muttering something right before the camera switches to Arya's reaction to his head being chopped off. So, uh, what really was he saying?
Most believed he was saying “valar morghulis,” translating to "all men must die." Others have theorized he could be saying "I kept my promise," or something similar connecting to the truth of Jon Snow’s secret parentage.
Thankfully, Huffington Post just talked to Sean Bean, who played Ned, and asked him to set the record straight. Although he was being interviewed for his new show The Oath, they just couldn't resist asking such a major question.
His answer might disappoint you, however.
Bean revealed Ned was “just saying a prayer.” REALLY?
“I couldn’t be too specific, because I don’t know if religion [like that] was around in those days, whatever they were," he continued. "I just thought, ‘What would you do if this were really gonna happen?’ You probably would pray. You probably would murmur some words and you’d keep it quiet. You’d keep it to yourself.”
And while we're here disappointing you already, Bean also said he's sure Ned won't return for the final season. "No, they’ve never said that,” he stated, adding, “And yeah, I’ve heard rumors, but not from very good sources that I might be back. But I think I’ve done my time there, and I created a good character. It’d be rather strange to see him resurrected.”
Welp. At least we got it all cleared up!
Catch the final season of Game of Thrones sometime next year.