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Game Of Thrones Season 8 finally aired last night and the fans weren’t disappointed. It’s been almost 600 days since season 7 got over and the fans had to wait a really long time to watch a new episode. As expected, the episode had a lot of details that were hidden in plain sight and many callbacks to the earlier seasons, especially the pilot episode, where Robert Baratheon visited Winterfell and asked Ned Stark to become the Hand of the King.

So let’s take a look at these details that you might have missed while watching Game Of Thrones season 8 premiere.

1. New opening credits

Game of Thrones gets a new title sequence with Season 8

Season 8 started with new opening credits and we can see that the Wall has collapsed and also got to see Last Hearth, along with a tour of Winterfell and the Red Keep. It’s the final season and now all the important characters have come together and as a result we saw only 3 places, rather than traveling all across Westeros and Essos during the opening credits.

However, that’s not the only thing that has changed in the opening credits. Even the details that we have been seeing all these years on the Astrolabe have changed. Let’s take a look at it.

In the first image, we can see the undead Viserion taking down the Wall and we can also see the Wights waiting for the Wall to collapse.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

The second image depicts the Red Wedding. We can see the Twins in the center, and a Direwolf hangs from the arch. On one end we can see a flayed man holding the head of a Wolf, which indicates Robb Stark, while on the other end, a Lion holds a Tully Trout in it’s mouth. So that represents Tywin Lannister who planned the Red Wedding.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

The last image shows 4 dragons with the Red Comet in the background. It shows us the birth of the dragons, with Daenerys being represented by the largest dragon, while the 3 smaller ones are Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.

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We are then taken to King’s Landing, where we can see the map of Westeros that Cersei had commissioned in season 7.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

 

2. Bran climbing the walls of Winterfell

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

The episode starts with a young boy who wants to take a look at Daenerys’ army that’s arriving at Winterfell and he manages to climb on the top of a tree to get a good view.

This is a callback to the scene from the pilot episode where Bran had climbed on the walls of Winterfell to get a better view of Robert Baratheon’s procession arriving towards Winterfell.

 

3. The King’s arrival

We then get a good look at Daenerys’ Dothraki and Unsullied armies and a familiar soundtrack starts playing. The last time we heard the same music was during the pilot episode when Robert arrived at Winterfell.

 

4. Arya standing outside the walls of Winterfell

During the episode we saw that Arya was standing in Winter Town, that’s just outside the walls of Winterfell and it’s a callback to season 1, when Arya did the same thing.

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5. Jon Snow greets Bran Stark

The moment Jon sees Bran, he rushes towards Bran and plants a kiss on his forehead. This is a callback to the scene where Jon said good bye to Bran while leaving for the Wall. Bran was in coma and Jon visited his room and told him, “We can go out walking beyond the Wall if you are not afraid.” When Catelyn Stark told him to leave the room, Jon kissed Bran on the forehead and left.

 

6. Winterfell is yours

Daenerys is given a cold welcome by the Sansa Stark, who is the Lady of Winterfell and she greets her by saying, “Winterfell is yours, your grace.”

During the season 1 premiere, the then Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark welcomed Robert Baratheon by saying, “Guarding the North for you, your grace. Winterfell is yours.”

 

7. Jon and Arya hug each other

Jon and Arya have an emotional reunion and when Jon sees Arya standing right behind him, he goes hugs her by picking her off her feet.

During the 2nd episode of season 1, Jon gifted Arya a sword and then Arya hugged him Jon the same way she hugged him in the latest episode.

 

8. A possible reference to Ed Sheeran’s character

Director Jeremy Podeswa defends Ed Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere

Ed Sheeran made a guest appearance as a Lannister soldier during the season 7 premiere and after that everyone was guessing whether his character was alive or if he died fighting against Daenerys’ forces. The latest episode might have given us a clue. While in the brothel, one of the character talks about a Lannister soldier named Eddie, who’s a ginger and came back with his face burned right off and has no eyelids now.

There’s a good possibility that Game Of Thrones sneaked in a reference to Ed Sheeran’s character in the latest episode.

 

9. Cersei’s deadly plan for her brothers

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During the episode, Qyburn came to meet Bronn and offered him chests filled with gold as an advance payment for killing Tyrion and Jaime Lannister. He even handed him the crossbow that Tyrion had used to murder Tywin Lannister.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

 

10. Cersei is drinking Wine

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

During the season 7 finale, Tyrion went to meet Cersei to convince her to join forces to fight against the White Walkers. She had refused to drink wine and Tyrion realized that she was pregnant. However, in the latest episode, Cersei is drinking wine and when Euron touches her belly and says, “I am going to put a prince in your belly,” Cersei suddenly gets emotional and there are tears in her eyes. Does this mean that she has miscarried and is no longer pregnant?

 

11. Jon rides a dragon named after his father

Jon Snow had two big moments in the first episode and fans went nuts

Jon Snow finally did what the fans had been waiting to watch since season 7. Daenerys named her dragons after the 3 important men in her life: Drogon (Khal Drogo), Viserion (Viserys Targaryen), Rhaegal (Rhaegar Targaryen) and we know that Jon Snow is Rhaegar Targaryen’s son. So fans had been theorizing that Jon would ride the dragon that was named after his father and that’s what happened in the latest episode.

 

12. Reference to the Jon-Ygritte cave scene

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After flying on the dragons, Jon and Daenerys had a romantic moment in front of a beautiful waterfall and Daenerys told Jon, “We could stay a thousand years. No one would find us.”

This mirrors what Ygritte had told Jon when they made love in the cave. “Let’s not go back. Let’s stay here a while longer. I don’t ever want to leave this cave, Jon Snow.” I hope that there are no further similarities and that Daenerys doesn’t die during the season.

 

13. As you wish, milady

Gendry and Arya finally had a reunion in Winterfell and while speaking with Arya, Gendry called her Lady Stark. Arya immediately requested him to stop calling her by that name and Gendry replied by saying, “As you wish, milady.” Arya looked at him with a serious face and then gave him a rare smile.

This is a callback to the scene from the 2nd episode of season 2 when Arya revealed her identity to Gendy. He was shocked to find out that Arya was a high born girl and immediately responded by saying, “I should be calling milady.” When he saw that Arya didn’t like it a bit, he further teased her by saying, “As milady commands.”

 

14. Robert Baratheon’s wish might come true

In Game Of Thrones pilot, Robert and Ned went to the crypts to pay respect to Lyanna Stark and over there Robert suggested marrying Joffrey and Sansa. “We’ll join our houses. I have a son, you have a daughter.”

This never happened but it turns out, his wish might come true as we saw a connect between Arya and Gendry. So it’s highly possible that Arya and Gendry might get married if they survive till the end of the show.

 

15. Ned Stark’s words came true

In the second episode of season 1, Ned Stark made a promise to Jon Snow before leaving for King’s Landing. He told Jon, “The next time we see each other, we’ll talk about your mother. I promise.” We know that Ned couldn’t fulfil that promise as he was executed by King Joffrey.

However, in the latest episode, Ned Stark’s words came true, but in a way which we never expected. After returning to Winterfell, Jon visited Ned Stark’s tomb in the crypts and at that time Samwell Tarly came to see Jon and revealed that he was Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen’s legitimate son and that made him the heir to the Iron Throne. So Ned Stark’s words did come true but not in the way we expected.

 

16. We got to see Last Hearth for the first time in the show

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere last-hearth

Game Of Thrones finally took us to Last Hearth, which is the castle of House Umber. The castle is close to the Wall and that proved deadly for the people who lived there as the White Walkers destroyed the castle and turned everyone into Wights. We know that as we could see blood on the floor but there wasn’t a single person in the castle, except Ned Umber, the Lord of Last Hearth.

 

17.  The Night King’s artwork

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

Over the seasons we have seen the White Walkers leaving behind some mysterious symbols and in the latest episode, the Night King did the same when he killed Ned Umber and used him and body parts from other dead people to create a similar symbol.

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details you might have missed in Game of Thrones season 6 episode 5: The Door

We only know that the symbol is related to the Children of the Forest, who were responsible for the creation of the White Walkers and we hope that the final season reveals the meaning of these mysterious symbols.

 

18. The Wight from the season 1 premiere

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

During the Game Of Thrones season 1 premiere we were introduced to the White Walkers, when 3 rangers of the Night’s Watch went beyond the Wall for ranging. A brother of the Night’s Watch came across a symbol that was created using the bodies of some Wildlings, when he turned around, he saw a young girl who was pinned to a tree trunk.

The Night King did the same thing once again during the season 8 premiere with Ned Umber.

 

19. The ending of season 1 premiere

The first episode of Game Of Thrones season 1 ended on a shocking note when Jaime Lannister pushed down Bran Stark from the tower, as Bran had seen him making love with Cersei. Luckily, Bran survived and he managed to become the Three-Eyed Raven and now he knows everything and he knew that Jaimie Lannister was on his way to Winterfell and he was waiting in the courtyard for Jaime to arrive.

“I’m waiting for an old friend,” said Bran to Sam, when Sam found him in the courtyard and the next day Jaime did enter Winterfell and he ensured that no one noticed him but it’s difficult to stay hidden if the Three-Eyed Raven is keeping an eye on you.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

A shocked Jaime turned around to see Bran staring at him and the episode got over. So, just like season 1, even the season 8 premiere ended with a scene between Jaime Lannister and Bran Stark.

If you think I missed any important detail, do let me know in the comments section.






Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.

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Cersei never actually drank the wine…..

Chris
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Chris

What about when Arya and Jon met by the tree and the eye in his sword changed colour ,just like it did when he was under the ice beyond the wall !

SCL
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SCL

The sigil of the Targaryens is similar to the circle shape the white walkers use.

Nikunj
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Look at the age of Jon snow and I rheagar. When Jon was asked to watch the wall, rheagar was getting dynerys married. Their age as father and son do not match.

Also, Jon should also be fire resistant if the father son relationship is true.

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Nikunj, Viserys got Daenerys married to Khal Drogo. Rhaegar died at the Battle of the Trident slain by Robert Baratheon. Rhaegar being slain was + or – about 15 years prior to the start of the series. Furthermore some of the timelines do not match, but that is because they are melding the books with the series, and they moved ages up in the series compared to the books. All the children got forwarded in age by a few years.

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“As you wish, milady.” Maybe a shout out to The Princess Bride?

Michele
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In my opinion I believe that Cersei is going to pretend as if Jaime’s baby is Euron’s baby. Hmmmmmm, should be interesting!!!

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The best and worst moments from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

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After almost eight years of build-up, viewers’ emotional investment, unexpected character arcs, and a thousand questions, Game Of Thrones finally came to an end. Fans were sad that the series was getting over and many people thought that there should’ve been more seasons. But one can only wish. Here are some of the best and the worst moments from the final episode. One last time.

The Best Moments from Episode 6

Daenerys, the Dragon Queen

Madness, ruthlessness, cruelty be damned! When Daenerys walks out of the ruins of the Red Keep to address the Unsullied and the Dothraki, Drogon flies from behind her. And the frame makes it look as if the Dragon Queen herself has grown herself a pair of giant dragon wings. A simple moment made amazing by some outstanding camera work.

 

Tyrion calls it quits

As Tyrion moves brick after brick and sees for himself what he had long suspected – Jaime and Cersei, dead, in each other’s arms, the moment is heartbreaking. Having just witnessed the charred bodies and the ashes outside the Red Keep, Tyrion finally accepts what Daenerys has become. He goes out, confronts her, and tosses away the Hand’s pin. In this moment of ultimate defiance, the little man is taller than the others who are still living under the fear of the ruthless woman who calls herself the Queen.

 

Grey Worm executing Lannister soldiers

Grey Worm rounds up the surviving Lannister soldiers and sentences them to die. As Jon and Ser Davos oppose the execution of prisoners of war who have surrendered, Grey Worm tells them that it’s on the Queen’s orders. The moment further establishes how ruthless Daenerys has become and also that Grey Worm is following in her footsteps. At the moment that Grey Worm proceeds to personally slit the throats of the prisoners, Jon begins to accept that something is not quite right in the way things are shaping up.

 

Jon chooses to do the right thing

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

After watching pointless death and destruction around him and seeing for himself what Daenerys is becoming, Jon is torn between the woman he loves and what he knows to be right. Tyrion, now a prisoner, also tells Jon that he needs to put an end to this madness. But it is not until Jon meets Dany that he truly understands the magnitude of her madness and her obsession with power. As they kiss, Jon plunges a dagger deep into her belly. So one moment, they are kissing, and the next moment, Dany gasps and stops moving. As Jon supports her lifeless body, it is clear how difficult it was for him to choose between love and truth.

 

Drogon’s fury

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

As Drogon realizes Daenerys is dead, his fury knows no bounds. For a moment it looks as if he is going to burn Jon down. But, instead, he chooses to turn his fury on the Iron Throne. The Throne which was made from a thousand swords of Ageon’s fallen enemies was forged from dragonfire. In a fitting end to the Throne, it is dragonfire that burns it down as the steel melts. The Throne for which wars were fought and lives were lost simply ceases to exist. It’s as if Drogon understands that it was the Throne and the Power that it symbolised that brought about Dany’s end.

 

The Worst Moments from Episode 6

Bran being annoying again

The whole premise of making Bran becoming the King was that he knows everything from the past and knows everything that is going to happen. Though Peter Dinklage delivered Tyrion’s lines with conviction, the whole build-up to naming Bran as the King seemed forced. There was no character development on the show ever which established Bran as a worthy ruler. His USP is rolling his eyes up into his head and time travelling, not exactly a trait to be sought after in rulers. But when Tyrion asks him to be the King, Bran doesn’t miss a beat before he responds, “Why do you think I came all this way?” So, he knew all this time that this was what it was going to come to. Okay, whatever.

 

Jon is in the Night’s Watch again

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This one was plain stupid. Jon chose to do the difficult but right thing by killing Daenerys. The Unsullied, led by Grey Worm want him dead. Fine. For some reason, Yara Greyjoy, suddenly appearing in the final episode also refuses to see the logic behind Dany’s killing. And all the Lords and Ladies of the important Houses of Westeros decide that it’s best for Jon to take the black again? Why? For the love of God, the Unsullied are sailing back to Essos. So is this only to please Yara’s whim? But, poor Jon is sent back to Castle Black to guard the realms of men against what, now? The Night King is dead, the wildlings are friends. So is he going to guard the six and one kingdoms against gusts of wind from the North? After the entire build-up to Jon’s character and bringing him back from the dead, it was a huge letdown to see him simply go back into exile. You know nothing, and now you got nothing, too, Jon Snow!

 

Lord of the Reach, Bronn

Granted that Bronn is an interesting and entertaining character. But honourable? No way! So why on earth would anybody in their right mind decide to give him lofty titles and carve a big piece of lordship for him in the form of the rich and fertile Highgarden? Just because he demanded it? What is it that made Tyrion and Bran choose Bronn as the new Master of Coin? Is it just because he likes the coin? The logic was thrown out of the highest window in the Red Keep and Lord Bronn is now a small council member whose mission is to build more brothels.

 

A Song of Ice and Fire

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The book series on which the show is based is called A Song of Ice and Fire. It would have been okay to not mention anything about it in the finale. But, no. The makers had to go and ruin the finale further. So, Samwell shows everybody a book that chronicles the events that took place up to that point. It has been written by Archmaester Ebrose. But what exactly is the song of ice and fire in the context of the show’s rushed climax? With Daenerys dead and Jon sent away to Castle Black, what exactly is ‘Ice and Fire’? The mention seemed forced and not at all well thought-out.

 

So, the final episode was a rushed attempt to tie all loose ends. But viewers were not given the closure they were looking for. A few unanswered questions are left hanging. For example, what will happen to Drogon? A full-grown dragon is out there somewhere. Also, can we please have a separate series that follows Arya’s adventures? What will Jon do now as he rides north of the Wall with the wildlings?

Instead of an ending that did justice to all the wait and the hype, what we got was an ending that was convenient, but not convincing. It was a betrayal of sorts because many character arcs that were developed over the years were abruptly ended. Maybe if the makers had taken some more time to establish the subplots better and then had come to the climax, it wouldn’t have felt so hurried and forced.






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Game Of Thrones series finale finally aired and it had many scenes that shocked and surprised the fans. As usual the episode was filled with a lot details and callbacks. So let’s take a look at the details that you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

1. Changes in the opening credits

This season the opening credits have been changing to reflect the important events that have happened and we got to see that one last time in the series finale. In the previous episode the scorpions made an appearance on the gates and Daenerys destroyed them along with most of King’s Landing and that was reflected in the latest opening credits. The scorpions were gone and we could see a destroyed King’s Landing.

20 details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

We saw the cracks on the map floor in the last episode floor and we could see the same in the opening credits and the best part was that the crack patterns were exactly the same.

20 details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

In addition to that, the Lannister sigil was missing from the Throne Room as Daenerys successfully overthrew Cersei Lannister.

20 details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

 

 

2. Daenerys made a reference to her season 6 speech to the Dothraki

After capturing King’s Landing, Daenerys spoke with her army and she told the Dothraki that they killed her enemies in iron suits, tore down their houses and gave her the Seven Kingdoms.

Back in season 6, she gave a speech to the Dothraki and here’s what she said:

“Every Khal who ever lived chose 3 blood riders to fight beside him and guard his way. But I am not a Khal. I will not choose three blood riders. I choose you all. I will ask more of you than any Khal has asked his Khalassar. Will you ride the wooden horses across the black salt sea? Will you kill my enemies in their Iron suits and tear down their stone houses? Will you give me the Seven Kingdoms, the gift Khal Drogo promised me before the Mother of Mountains?”

 

3. Break the Wheel

Daenerys asked her soldiers if they would break the wheel with her. This was a reference to her season 5 scene with Tyrion where she told him, “I am not going to stop the wheel. I am going to break the wheel.”

 

4. Did you bring any wine?

When Jon Snow came to visit Tyrion in his prison cell, his first question was, “Did you bring any wine?”

This is a callback to the scene in season 4 where Tyrion was thrown in the dungeon after being accused of poisoning King Joffrey. When Podrick came to visit him, he said that he had brought wine for Tyrion, but the soldiers took it from him. However, he managed to smuggle in some candles, quills, parchment, Duck sausage and some hard cheese.

It appears that he expected Jon to smuggle some food and wine for him.

 

5. Love is the death of duty

While speaking with Jon, Tyrion mentioned that love is more powerful than reason, while giving the example of his brother and Jon responded by saying, “Love is the death of duty.” A visibly impressed Tyrion Lannister asked Jon if he came up with those lines on his own and Jon clarified that it was Maester Aemon who had said this a long time ago.

Tyrion then said, “Duty is the death of love,” and it’s an important statement as Jon went on and killed Daenerys later in the episode and he had done the same thing with Ygritte, when he abandoned her so that he could reach Castle Black and inform everyone what the Wildlings were planning.

 

6. The parallel between Jon Snow and Ned Stark

Tyrion tried his best to explain why it was important for Jon to eliminate the biggest threat to the people. However, Jon wasn’t in the mood to listen as he was loyal to his queen and he started leaving. That’s when Tyrion mentioned Jon’s sisters. He told Jon that his sisters didn’t bend the knee and Daenerys would execute them in the future and that’s when Jon had a change of heart. That’s when he realized that he would have to kill Daenerys if he wanted to see his sisters alive.

This scene was similar to the scene between Varys and Ned Stark. Ned was rotting in the dungeons and he didn’t care about his life. Varys suggested that if he kept the information about Joffrey’s parentage a secret, he would be given a  chance to take the Black and join the Night’s Watch but the honourable Ned Stark said no. That’s when Varys asked Ned, “What of your daughters’ life my lord?”

Both Ned and Jon took tough decisions to make sure that their family survived.

 

7. Daenerys’ vision

Back in season 2, Daenerys had a vision where she was inside the destroyed Throne Room in the Red Keep and she started walking towards the Iron Throne and before she could touch it, she turned away after hearing the sounds made by her Dragons.

In the latest episode we finally saw it happening and the scene was framed exactly in the same way as it was framed in her vision. However, there was one small change as she did touch the Iron Throne but at that moment Jon Snow entered the room and she walked away from the Iron Throne.

 

8. Daenerys made a reference to George R. R. Martin’s version of the Iron Throne

While speaking with Jon in the Throne Room, Daenerys spoke with Jon about the Iron Throne and how she imagined it to be when she was a kid. “I imagined a mountain of swords too high to climb.”

This was a reference to George R. R. Martin’s Iron Throne as he had a completely different image of it while writing the books. He even wrote a blog post about this topic, which was titled, The Real Iron Throne.

“It’s not the Iron Throne I see when I’m working on THE WINDS OF WINTER. It’s not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see. The way the throne is described in the books… HUGE, hulking, black and twisted, with the steep iron stairs in front, the high seat from which the king looks DOWN on everyone in the court… my throne is a hunched beast looming over the throne room, ugly and assymetric…”

Take a look at Martin’s version of the Iron Throne that was painted by Marc Simonetti.

Iron Throne in the books Game Of Thrones

 

9. The Azor Ahai prophecy

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

According to legends, Azor Ahai drove his sword through his wife, Nissa Nissa’s heart to create the Lightbringer, which was the Red Sword of Heroes. Many fans were expecting this to happen as they considered Jon Snow to be Azor Ahai and that would make Daenerys Targaryen Nissa Nissa.

However, the scene didn’t perfectly match the prophecy as Nissa Nissa’s death resulted in the creation of Lightbringer, which was used to defeat the darkness, while Daenerys’ death ended the darkness that would’ve spread across the world if Daenerys continued doing what she did in King’s Landing.

 

10. Howland Reed?

Tyrion’s trial was attended by lords and ladies from all over Westeros and there were a few unknown faces that we got to see. There’s speculation that one of those people might be Howland Reed.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

We saw Howland Reed for the first time in Bran Stark’s vision at the Tower of Joy. Since then we haven’t seen him in in the show. Howland Reed is Jojen and Meera’s father and also the head of House Reed and he was one of the few people who knew the truth of Jon Snow’s parentage.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

In the latest episode, one of the lords who was present at the meeting, wore a distinctive piece of cloth over his shoulder and it’s similar to the one that was worn by Howland Reed in Bran’s vision and even their swords seemed to be similar. However, there’s no confirmation about this and we can just hope that a cast or crew member from the Game Of Thrones team talks about this.

 

11. Piss off the edge of the World

Bran was chosen as the new King of Westeros and he decided that it would be best for Jon Snow to join the Night’s Watch. Tyrion, who was now the new Hand of the King, came to give this news to Jon and while he was leaving the prison cell, Jon said, “I don’t expect we’ll ever see each other again.”

“I wouldn’t be so sure. A few years as Hand of the King would make anyone want to piss off the edge of the world,” replied Tyrion.

In the second episode of season 1, a cheerful Tyrion told Cersei and Jaime that he wanted to stand on top of the Wall and piss off the edge of the World.

After he reached the Wall, he did piss from the top, while Jon was standing behind him.

 

12. What’s West of Westeros?

When Jon was saying goodbye to Sansa, Arya and Bran, he told Arya that she could come and visit him at Castle Black but Arya revealed that she wasn’t going back North. When Sansa asked her about her plans, she asked them, “What’s West of Westeros?”

When Jon said that he didn’t know, Arya replied, “No one knows. It’s where all the maps stop. That’s where I am going.”

In season 6 Arya was recovering at Lady Crane’s house after being stabbed by the Waif. When Lady Crane asked her where would she go next, she replied, “Essos is East and Westeros is West but what’s West of Westeros?” When Lady Crane said she didn’t know, Arya responded by saying, “Nobody does. It’s where all the maps stop.”

 

13. Ser Brienne of Tarth becomes the Lord Commander of the King’s Guard just like her ancestor Ser Duncan the Tall

Towards the end, we saw that Brienne had become the Lord Commander of the King’s Guard. A few years back George R. R. Martin had revealed that Ser Duncan the Tall was Brienne’s ancestor and it’s wonderful to see that just like her ancestor even she became the Lord Commander.

Another interesting thing is that Ser Duncan was the Lord Commander during the reign of King Aegon V Targaryen and Ser Brienne became the Lord Commander during the reign of Bran Stark, who’s related to another Aegon Targaryen.

 

14. A Song of Ice and Fire details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

Samwell presented Tyrion with a book on the War of the Five Kings and it was titled, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” which is the name of book series on which Game Of Thrones is based.  Archmaester Ebrose wrote the book and we first found out about it in season 7, when the Archmaester told Samwell that he was working on a book that was titled, “A Chronicle of the Wars Following the Death of King Robert I”

When Ebrose asked Samwell, what name would he have given to the book, Sam replied by saying, “Possibly something a bit more poetic.”

It turns out the Archmaester listened to Sam and gave the book a poetic title or maybe it was Samwell who suggested the title.

 

15. Jackass and Honeycomb

Over the years Tyrion has tried to complete his Jackass and Honeycomb joke a number of times and not once did he get a chance to finish it. He first mentioned it in season 1, when he was in the Vale.

He was in Meereen when he mentioned it the 2nd time.

In the latest episode, he started the joke for the third time and the scene cut away immediately and now we will never find out about the joke.

 

16. Arya sailing West mirrors her scene from season 4

Towards the end, we saw Arya sailing West and the scene perfectly mirrors her scene from season 4 finale, where she’s sailing to the East.

 

17. Sansa’s crown

Throughout the series we have seen Sansa trying to replicate Cersei’s style and it represented how she was learning from Cersei and we got one last example of it as the crown that was placed on Sansa’s head was similar to the crown we saw after Cersei became the Queen.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

 

18. Parallels between the first and last scene of the series

The show ends with Jon going North of the Wall with Tormund and other Wildlings. The scene was shot in the same way the pilot episode was shot.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

Even the part where they went past the Wall was filmed in the same way.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6

 

19. The parallel between Jon Snow and Frodo Baggins

George R. R. Martin has said many times that he has been influenced by The Lord of the Rings and we can those influences in the show as well. In The Lord of the Rings, Frodo, who’s the main character decides to sail away to the Undying Lands in the end and we saw Jon Snow doing something similar when he went past the Wall, leaving his home behind.

What are your thoughts about these details? Please let me know in the comments section if I have missed anything.

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Game of Thrones finally gave us a ‘bittersweet’ ending in the series finale

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Game of Thrones finally ended amid a number of tears and fan theories. We all definitely didn’t see this episode like a total ‘bittersweet’ ending coming through. Though many fans complained about the last episode especially with the sudden turn of the character arc of many of their favourite characters, we couldn’t have expected Game of Thrones to end in a different fashion.

In this post, we talk about the ending of Game of Thrones and how the showrunners managed to uphold the ‘sweet’ amid the ‘bittersweet’ ending and a major death in this episode. What follows is a bunch of spoilers from the latest episode, so you’ve been warned before you proceed!

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 6 opens up with the aftermath of the battle of King’s Landing in the previous episode ‘The Bells’. As we see Jon, Davos, and Tyrion taking a walk through the ruins of the capital, we also witness Unsullied execute the prisoners of war. This leads us to Daenerys who is showing the true Targaryen traits of ‘Fire and Blood’ and is still willing to liberate  other kingdoms in Westeros in her speech to her armies. Tyrion – who has now been taken prisoner requests Jon Snow to do what is in the best interest of the realm and suggests ending the terror.

Though we initially think, Jon will be firm on his decision of following his queen yet his honour demands him to execute Daenerys, ensuring the safety of Westeros. Though one may find Daenerys’ death challenging to watch, the best part here was the melting of the Iron Throne by dragon-fire. The Iron Throne as the chronicles suggested was forged with dragon-fire, yet watching it melt away in flames was truly poetic. After Drogon flies away with Daenerys Targaryen’s corpse, we see a time jump, leading to the meeting in the Dragonpit and discussing the future of the realm after the last war.

The council decides to vote for ‘Bran the Broken’ as its one true ruler, however, the North is declared as an independent kingdom. Jon Snow is sent to the Wall, ensuring his safety where he reunites with Ghost and Tormund Giantsbane. Another time jump shows us Ser Brienne of Tarth – the new Lord Commander of the King’s Guard filling up the pages of the White Book with the last honourable deeds of Ser Jaime Lannister. A small council meeting is held where Sam who now is the Grand Maester presents the work of Archmaester Ebrose, which is titled, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and King Bran decides to find Drogon’s location. He then leaves the room for the council members.

In the end, we see Arya Stark sailing West of Westeros, Jon leading the Wildlings back to their homeland and Sansa Stark being declared the ‘Queen in the North’.

Yet, the series finale manages to uphold the sweet part in the bittersweet ending by showing us how the terrors of every war need to come to an end. Maybe most of us expected Jon or Daenerys or both as the ruler(s) of the Seven Kingdoms yet ‘the wheel’ needed to be broken in the end with the events that followed Robert’s Rebellion. Westeros deserved a much-awaited peace and prosperity from all the horrors of wars and the monarchy of one king after the other. Westeros, in the end, gets a democratic rule – where lords and ladies get to decide who rules over them. This, in my view, is the best possible ending for Game of Thrones at this point in the series when we’ve seen how the common folks suffer the spoils of war.

Lastly, talking about Jon and Daenerys and their love never coming to terms, this wasn’t going to be the case after Dany underwent such a bend in her character that there was no turning back. She had to die in order to ensure the fulfilment of her dream of breaking the wheel. Jon Snow, on the other hand, was meant to remain in the North – either by being King in the North or by joining the Night’s Watch. But, he being the King would again force him into the dilemma of choosing sides and taking even tougher decisions – which would again be something he would never want.

So, this was my take on the ‘bittersweet’ ending of Game of Thrones. What about you? How satisfying was the final episode of Game of Thrones for you? Tell us in the comments.






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