The trailer for the upcoming rom-com dropped earlier this week

By Helen Murphy
August 15, 2019 11:50 AM

The holiday rom-com Last Christmas doesn’t hit theaters until November, but fans think they may have already figured out the film’s alleged plot twist.

The trailer, released Wednesday, shows Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians leading man Henry Golding having a meet-cute in yuletide-season London. The two continue to bump into each other and eventually develop a close relationship — just in time for Christmas.

However, certain snippets of the trailer have fans wondering if Golding’s character Tom could be more than just a love interest.

Some eagle-eyed viewers noted that Tom only interacts with Clarke’s character Kate and sometimes appears to pop out of nowhere, leading them to infer that he could be a ghost or an angel.

“I’m just saying if you put out a trailer where a prominently featured character only ever speaks to one other character, we all know they’re a ghost,” one Twitter user wrote, while another added, “Trying to find even one moment in the #LastChristmas trailer where Henry Golding interacts with someone OTHER than Emilia Clarke.”

Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke in Last Christmas
Universal Pictures

Other social media users pointed to a brief section of the trailer that reveals that Kate once had an illness that almost killed her, wondering if Tom was the organ donor who saved her life. The theory even fits with the lyrics to the movie’s namesake song “Last Christmas,” as one tweeter pointed out — “Last Christmas, I gave you my heart.”

“Emilia Clarke’s character probably got the heart of Henry Golding’s character the previous Xmas and now has visions of him,” another user added.

Some fan theories also shared similarities with the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, where an angel comes down from heaven to help guide the main character through a tough time in his life.

“He literally sounds like he’s guiding her throughout the movie, like her guardian angel,” a Twitter user theorized.

A few social media users even poked fun at all the theories. “What if the twist in Last Christmas is that both the audience and Emilia Clarke become convinced that Henry Golding is an angel/a ghost/all in her head but actually he’s a real dude who’s just improbably perfect,” one wrote.

Last Christmas is directed by Paul Feig (Spy) and co-written and co-produced by Emma Thompson, who also stars as Kate’s mom. The film features music from the late George Michael.

The rom-com hits theaters November 8th, just in time for Christmas.