Game of Thrones spoilers below. Come on, catch up on the show already.
The Game of Thrones subreddit has been predictably abuzz in the weeks between the new season's episodes. But the interminable flames of hype are only fanned when actors foolishly respond to crazed Internet speculators. That's what's happening to this theory, put forth by b_walker08.
The above image is a preview from HBO for the upcoming episode, and the redditor shared it with the caption: "Probably just seeing things, but this silhouette looks quite familiar..."
He's implying that that silhouette is none other than Syrio "Just So" Forel, Arya's irascible "water dancing" instructor who ran her very first prep course for the bloodthirsty-revenge assassin SATs.
This would just be some random speculation based on a curly fro if not for one Miltos Yerolemou, the man who played Syrio Forel. Someone tweeted at him and he answered the call like the reckless hypebeast his character wasn't.
A tweeter links to a YouTube video in a message to Yerolemou, in which an interviewer says Syrio has a connection to the Faceless Men. In the video, the actor responds "yes," before saying "no," before saying "I don't know." Honestly, it really seems like he has no idea.
But don't let that stop your hype. Four emojis are as much proof as anyone needs to say, definitely, that Syrio Forel is back, he is one and the same as Jaquen H'ghar, and both of them are Benjen Stark. Long live King Rickon. See you next episode.