In the books, it was a quote from Ned Stark to Arya Stark. In the second trailer for "Game of Thrones" Season 7, it's a quote from Sansa Stark to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Whoever says it, fans are trying to dissect what it means for the characters they love.

The new trailer ends with Sansa's (Sophie Turner) voice saying, "When the snows fall, and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives."

The line is something mentioned to or by Arya a few times in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, starting with this conversation from Ned Stark to his youngest daughter, reminding her that she needs Sansa, even if they don't get along:

Arya recalls it in the fourth book, "A Feast for Crows":

"The old gods are dead, she told herself, with Mother and Father and Robb and Bran and Rickon, all dead. A long time ago, she remembered her father saying that when the cold winds blow the lone wolf dies and the pack survives. He had it all backwards. Arya, the lone wolf, still lived, but the wolves of the pack had been taken and slain and skinned."

After the new trailer played, ending with Sansa's quote, some fans immediately jumped to the fear that it might mean Jon Snow dies. But Jon (Kit Harington) is the White Wolf, not a lone wolf. He's part of the Stark pack now.

Fans have shared other reactions to the line, including some wishing Arya (Maisie Williams) had kept it:

This obsession with Jon! It probably has nothing to do with him.

Isn't Arya more of a loner than Jon, anyway? The guy who keeps being declared the leader of every place he joins? Maybe this is Sansa's argument to Arya that she needs to stop being on her own and rejoin the Stark pack. Or maybe it's a threat to someone else, outside of their pack.

Season 7 will reveal this answer, after it premieres Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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HBOTVMAApril 17, 2011
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