Game of Thrones season 6 episode 2 which was titled Home had lot of surprises in store for the fans. We saw Bran Stark’s visions, the wildlings storming Castle Black just in the nick of time to save Ser Davos and the other Brothers of Night’s Watch who were protecting Jon Snow’s dead body, Jaime threatening the Hight Sparrow, Tyrion meeting the dragons, Arya meeting Jaqen H’ghar, Ramsay killing his entire family, Euron killing Balon Greyjoy and finally the most important scene, Jon Snow’s resurrection.
From the start till the end the episode had a fast pace and it kept the audience excited and it was a wonderful episode. However, there are many details and references in the episode that you might have missed.
1. The connection between Ned Stark and Bran Stark
We see Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven in the courtyard of Winterfell, while looking at young Ned and Benjen Stark sparring with each other. If you remember the first episode of season 1, Ned Stark and Catelyn Stark were standing in the same spot while looking down at their children.
2. The connection between Ned Stark and Jon Snow
While sparring, Benjen Stark stumbles and falls down and Ned tells him, “keep your shield up, or I’ll ring your head like a bell.”. That isn’t the first time we have heard this line. If you remember the scene at Castle Black where Jon Snow and Olly are training, Jon gives the same advice to Olly.
3. Connection between Lyanna Stark and Arya Stark
In the episode we see Lyanna Stark appearing all of a sudden and interrupting the training. We saw something similar in season 1 when Arya interrupts Bran’s training in between.
4. Balon Greyjoy won the War of the Five Kings
If you remember, there was a time when everyone in Westeros was declaring themselves as a king. Joffrey Baratheon, Robb Stark, Renly Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, and Balon Greyjoy declared themselves as kings after Robert Baratheon’s death and thus started the War of the Five Kings. Of them everyone other than Balon Greyjoy is dead and thus Balon won the war. Sadly for him, he didn’t stay alive long enough and now that Euron Greyjoy has killed him, the War of the Five Kings is officially over.
5. Robb Stark and Roose Bolton’s death
In the Home episode, we didn’t expect Ramsay Bolton to kill his father Roose Bolton on learning about the birth of his son. This death came as a shock for many people but the way in which Ramsay killed Roose reminded us of the Red Wedding, where Roose Bolton stabbed and killed Robb Stark in the same manner. Sweet isn’t it.
6. The Mountain still loves smashing skulls
The fight between Oberyn Martell and the Mountain is one of the most exciting scenes in Game of Thrones and there won’t be a single person who doesn’t remember the brutal way in which the Mountain smashed Oberyn’s skull and killed him. Well, it seems the Mountain still loves smashing skulls.
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