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16 details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4



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The latest Game Of Thrones episode, “The Last of the Starks” presented us with some shocking moments. With the Battle of Winterfell getting over, many people thought that the 4th episode would be a filler episode and would just help in building up the story for the big battle that we are going to witness in the fifth episode. However, Game Of Thrones surprised us with two deaths and a lot of important scenes.

As usual, the episode was filled with hidden details and callbacks to the previous seasons. So let’s take a look at the details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4: The Last of the Starks.

1. Changes in the opening credits


So far in season 8, we have seen slight variations in the opening credits based on the events that are occurring in the episode. We saw the march of the White Walkers during the initial episodes but now that they are dead, we got to see some new additions. If you look carefully, you will see funeral pyres around Winterfell and we can also see the damage that was caused to Winterfell.


We got to see a slightly different view of Winterfell that has been damaged after the battle.


Even the interiors show us the damage that occurred during the Battle of Winterfell.

2. Jon Snow’s speech at the funeral


At the funeral, Jon Snow gave a speech that was similar to the one given by Maester Aemon after the battle between the Night’s Watch and the Wildlings in season 4.

“We’re here to say goodbye to our brothers and sisters. To our fathers and mothers. To our friends. Our fellow men and women who set aside their differences to fight together and die together so that others might live. “

“Everyone in this world owes them a debt that can never be repaid. It is our duty and our honour to keep them alive in memory for those who come after us and those who come after them for as long as men draw breath. They were the shields that guarded the realms of men and we shall never see their like again.”

Maester Aemon had spoken on similar lines in the season 4 finale.

“They came to us from White Harbour and Barrowtown, from Fairmarket and King’s Landing. From North and South, from East and West. They died protecting men, women and children who will never know their names. It is for us to remember them. Our brothers, we shall never see their like again. “

3. Bran mentions Daeron Targaryen

While speaking with Tyrion Lannister, Bran mentioned Daeron Targaryen when Tyrion pointed towards Bran’s wheelchair and said that it was clever.

Daeron Taragryen is Jon Snow’s ancestor and in the books, Jon Snow spoke about Daeron while talking with Benjen Stark. Daeron inspired Jon to join the Night’s Watch as Daeron had become the king at the age of 14 and had managed to conquer Dorne.

However, he was reminded by uncle Benjen that Daeron was also assassinated at the age of 18. This can be considered as a foreshowing in the books as Jon was also assassinated by the brothers of the Night’s Watch.

4. Tyrion’s drinking games

We saw Tyrion, Jaime and Brienne playing a drinking game in the episode and this isn’t the first time we are seeing Tyrion playing this game. We were first introduced to Tyrion’s drinking game in the penultimate episode of season 1, when he was playing it with Shae and Bronn.

However, that wasn’t the only time he has played a drinking game. We saw him playing another drinking game in season 6 with Missandei and Grey Worm which involved telling jokes.

5. Game Of Thrones showrunners make a cameo


The Game Of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss had a cameo in the episode, dressed as Wildlings. The scene involved Tormund praising Jon Snow, while mentioning that he must be a mad man or a King to ride a dragon. In the same scene, we see the showrunners dressed as Wildlings, who are standing next to Tormund.

6. Coffee cup on the table


The latest Game Of Thrones episode featured an unusual mistake as we got to see a Starbucks coffee cup that was placed on the table, in front of Daenerys Targaryen. The coffee cup appeared only during one scene but it was enough for fans to create memes about it. Within hours everyone was talking about Starbucks opening a branch in Winterfell.

7. Pod the player


We know that Podrick is a legend when it comes to seduction and the ladies love him. In the episode we saw a few girls approaching Podrick, Tormund and the Hound to hook-up but the Hound managed to scare away the girl. That’s when Sansa came to speak with him. While they were speaking, we saw that Podrick who was already with a girl, approached the second girl and whispered something in her ear and off they went to have an adventure.

8. Gendry Rivers


It appears that the Game Of Thrones crew was having a rough day while filming this episode as there was another big mistake in the episode. The scene I am talking about involves Gendry and Arya.

Gendry was searching for Arya and when he found her, he shared that he was legitimized by Daenerys and now he is Gendry Baratheon and not Gendry Rivers and that’s a big mistake that got overlooked before the episode was aired. Rivers is a name given to bastards who are born in the Riverlands. Gendry was born in King’s Landing and his name should be Gendry Waters.

9. That’s not me

Gendry told Arya that he was made the Lord of Storm’s End, and he also proposed and asked her to marry him and become the Lady of Storm’s End. Knowing how Arya is, we knew that this wasn’t going to end on a happy note for Gendry and Arya told him, “I am not a lady. I never have been. That’s not me.”

This is a callback to Arya’s interaction with Ned Stark in season 1. While speaking with Arya, Ned said, “You will marry a high lord and rule his castle and your sons shall be knights and princes and lords.”

On hearing this, Arya replied, “No, that’s not me.”

We again came across this reference in season 6 when Arya met Nymeria and she asked Nymeria to come with her to Winterfell.

“Nymeria, it’s me, Arya. I am heading North, girl. Back to Winterfell, I am finally going home. Come with me.”

However, Nymeria turned away and left and that’s when Arya realised that Nymeria was just like her and she wanted to live freely on her own terms and Arya said, “That’s not you.”

10. Like father like son

We know that Robert Baratheon was supposed to marry Lyanna Stark but Lyanna loved Rhaegar Targaryen and she eloped with him. An angry Robert claimed that Rhaegar had kidnapped Lyanna and that one incident resulted in a war that ended the Targaryen rule in Westeros. “Robert’s rebellion was built on a lie

And now the moment Gendry became a Baratheon, he was immediately rejected by another Stark. We hope that this doesn’t create any further issues in Westeros.

11. Power resides where men believe it resides


Bronn finally made an appearance in the latest episode and he seemed in no mood to have a proper discussion with Tyrion and Jaime. He complained that he had worked a lot for the Lannisters but he hardly got anything in return.

“Power resides where men believe–, “ said Tyrion before Bronn cut him off.

We had last heard this line in season 2, when Lord Varys had said the same thing to Tyrion. Varys had posed a riddle for Tyrion.

“Three great men sit in a room. A king, a priest and a rich man. Between them stands a common sellsword. Each great man bids the sellsword to kill the other two. Who lives, who dies?”

When Tyrion gave up, Varys answered, “Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”

In the latest episode, Bronn represents the sellsword from the riddle.

12. He’s not a Stark


Tyrion met Sansa before leaving for Dragonstone and suggested that she doesn’t need to be Daenerys’ friend and it’s not in the best interest of the Starks to provoke Daenerys. Sansa replied by saying that she didn’t want Jon to go South as the men in her family don’t do well in King’s Landing.

Tyrion replied by saying, “No, but as your brother once told me, he’s not a Stark.”

This is a reference to the interaction between Jon and Tyrion from season 7, when Jon visited Dragonstone. While speaking, Tyrion mentioned a general rule of thumb, “Stark men don’t fare well when they travel South.”

“True, but I am not a Stark,” responded Jon.

13. This is the North

Before leaving Winterfell, Jon met Tormund to say goodbye and Tormund mentioned that he was taking the Free Folk home as they had enough of the South. That’s when Jon reminded him, “This is the North, you know.”

This is a callback to the 6th episode of season 7, when Jon, Tormund and others had gone beyond the Wall to capture a Wight. Tormund mentioned that, “I can breathe again. Down South, the air smells like pig shit.”

Jon immediately responded by saying, “You have never been down South.” To this Tormund replied, “I have been to Winterfell.”

14. Arya and Hound going to King’s Landing


Arya joined the Hound and both of them are heading to King’s Landing now. When Arya asked him about it, he replied, “I have some unfinished business.” This can only indicate he’s going there for the Mountain. Cleganebowl is coming!!!

Arya has two people on her list: Cersei and the Mountain. So it’s possible that both of them might team up for this mission. However, both of them said that they don’t plan on coming back, which might indicate that Arya and the Hound might die in the upcoming episodes.

15. Tyrion and Lord Varys talk about Daenerys

Tyrion and Varys sat in the Throne Room in Dragonstone and discussed about Daenerys and how she didn’t seem to be the best choice to rule Westeros. Both of them have doubts about Daenerys and this isn’t the first time this has happened.

In season 7, Tyrion and Varys sat in the same place right after Daenerys had executed Randyll and Dickon Tarly and they had doubts that Daenerys could turn out like her father. However, at that time Varys suggested that with the right counsel they could avoid the situation.

Looks like Varys has lost hope now and now he’s convinced that there’s no way to control Daenerys.

16. Lord Varys and Daenerys made a promise to each other

In the last season Daenerys asked Lord Varys to swear that, “If you think I am failing, you won’t conspire behind my back. You will look me in the eye as you have done today and you’ll tell me how I am failing.” When he agreed, Daenerys responded by saying, “And I swear this. If you ever betray me, I’ll burn you alive.”

In the latest episode, as promised, Varys looked Daenerys in her eyes and told her that she was making a mistake. However, Daenerys refused to listen to him and that’s when he realised that Daenerys would do what she wanted to do and that would result in the loss of lives.

In the next scene, he told Tyrion that Jon should become the King and that’s the only solution. We saw that Varys is conspiring behind Daenerys’ back and this might prove fatal for him and we know if he gets caught, Drogon will be ready to burn him, as promised by Daenerys. So even though this is an assumption that I am making, based on the details that have been mentioned in the latest episode, it’s likely that we might see this happening soon.

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So these are the things that you might’ve missed while watching Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4: The Last of the Starks. Please let me know in the comments section if I have missed any details.

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