These 2 characters met on 'Game of Thrones' and fans were caught off guard

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Sam is at the Citadel learning to become a maester.

He finds a surprise character as he is making his rounds.

Fans were caught off guard.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season seven.HBO's "Game of Thrones" just found a way to connect two characters in a surprising way, shocking fans everywhere.

Samwell Tarly wound up at the Citadel at the end of season six in the hopes of becoming a maester for Castle Black. Much of the first episode of season seven followed Sam on his regular duties — and disgusting responsibilities — while he tries to train. But towards the end of the episode, Sam was confronted with a surprise character.

As he walks down a hall collecting pans, a hand shoots out and surprises him. The arm is covered in festering wounds and torn apart flesh. It's none other than Jorah Mormont suffering from the fatal greyscale.


"Has she come yet?" he asks.

"Who?" asks a scared and confused Sam.

"The dragon queen," Jorah responds. "Daenerys Stormborn."

"I haven't heard anything," Sam stammers.

He then closes the flap and leaves Jorah back in the dark.

Fans were surprised by this turn of events.

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The last we saw of Jorah, Daenerys had sent him away to try and find a cure for his greyscale. So, it only makes sense that he wound up at Oldtown.

Shireen Baratheon is one of the only known survivors of the disease, and as her father, Stannis, told her, he looked for cures from every healer and maester he could after she contracted the disease as an infant. They miraculously saved her life.

The Citadel is filled with maesters and maesters-in-training, so if there is anyone who knows how to cure Jorah of his fatal disease, it is there. Will it be Sam? Who knows? But he may be able to help. NOW WATCH: Here's how Google Maps knows when there is traffic