HBO's Game of Thrones has recently been on a roll regarding sharing the answers to some of the greatest mysteries in Westeros and the lands surrounding. We recently found out more about Jon Snow's parents, as well as the meaning of Hodor, what The Hound's fate is and even what Gendry has been up to for the past couple of seasons. Still, there are plenty of mysteries that Game of Thrones has yet to solve. In fact, one of them revolves around Tyrion, a brothel, a honeycomb, and a jackass. Now, fans are clamoring to learn more.
Here's the deal. You may remember an excellent scene from late during Season 6 of Game of Thrones when Tyrion tried to lighten the mood by getting Missandei and Greyworm to drink and tell jokes. After he gave the two of them a shot at being comedians, he started telling a story with a punchline about a brothel and featuring the madam there.
I once walked into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass. The madam says...
As you can see, he's about to launch into a pretty fun tirade about one of the numerous times he forayed into a brothel. Unfortunately, Meereen gets attacked right at that moment and Tyrion is interrupted. Even more unfortunately for fans, this is the second time we've been cockblocked from hearing Tyrion tell this story. The other time Tyrion Lannister brought up the honeycomb and the jackass, he was at the Eyrie "confessing" all of the bad things he had done to Lysa Arryn way back in Season 1. He goes on and on, talking about stealing the robes of naked servant girls and blaming squires for mischievous acts he actually accomplished before he gets closer to the story we all want to hear.
I made the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my sister ate. At least I hope she did. I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel...
At that point, Tyrion was interrupted by Lysa Arryn, who was tired of hearing him talk and yelled the word "silence" in a scary manner. Thus, we never got to hear what happened when Tyrion went inside the brothel.
Fans of Game of Thrones who have paid close attention to all of Tyrion's witticisms are at this point clamoring to know what happened at the brothel. In fact, some of them only seem to be watching to learn the truth of the elusive cliffhanger story.
Some of them are even optimistic that solving this mystery is exactly where David Benioff and Dan Weiss plan to go with the finale.
Regardless of what happens in Season 7 and the probable Season 8 of Game of Thrones, I think this recurring mystery is a testament to how well-planned seasons of Game of Thrones are. Still, I think I can speak for most of us when I say we're ready to hear the punchline to this story. If Game of Thrones has any sympathy at all, they'll give it to us at some point. However, considering the nature f HBO's drama, this may be a story the series never finishes at all.
Game of Thrones will return to the schedule next spring. In the meantime, you can check out what we know about the upcoming Season 7.