Game of Thrones season 6 is over and it ended with a big bang and everyone can’t stop talking about what happened during the finale. Be it Cersei’s use of wildfire to blowup the Sept of Baelor, Tommen committing suicide, Arya Stark killing Walder Frey, the revelation of Jon Snow’s mother, coronation of Cersei or Daenerys sailing to Westeros. The episode was filled with some amazing moments and everyone will agree that it has to be one of the best seasons in the show. However, while watching the show the fans might have missed some small details from the show. That’s why we are back with the last Game of Details article for the season. Following are the things that you might have missed in Game of Thrones season 6 episode 10, The Winds of Winter.
1. Stark sigil in Winterfell
In the Battle of the Bastards, Jon Snow defeated Ramsay Bolton and took back Winterfell. Finally the Starks are back in Winterfell and for the first time since season 2 finale we have seen the Stark Direwolf on Winterfell during the opening credit scene. In the previous episodes, we could see the Bolton sigil on Winterfell as it was under the control of Roose Bolton and then Ramsay Bolton.
2. The prophecy and Tommen’s death
During season 5 premiere we saw a flashback in which the young Cersei met Maggy the Frog and she made a prophecy and with Tommen’s death, the prophecy is almost complete. She told Cersei, “Gold their crowns, and gold their shrouds.” If you look at Tommen’s clothes, you will realise that when he jumped from the window, he was wearing Golden coloured clothes.
3. Dean-Charles Chapman has died twice in the show
With the death of Tommen Baratheon, Dean-Charles Chapman has died twice on the show. Before he played the role of Tommen Baratheon, he also played the role of Martyn Lannister in season 3. Martyn Lannister was one of Robb Stark’s hostages but he was killed by Lord Karstark.
4. White Ravens at Old Town
When Samwell Tarly arrived at Oldtown, we didn’t just see the impressive city and it’s huge Citadel. If you look carefully at the top of the Citadel, you will notice thousands of White Ravens flying out. These are the Ravens that are sent to the various houses in Westeros to indicate the arrival of Winter and one of those White Raven reached Winterfell in the same episode. This also shows us that not all the events in the show are happening at the same time.
5. The Citadel Library
The White Ravens weren’t the only things that you might have missed in Oldtown. When Samwell was allowed to enter the library, he was left awestruck by what he saw inside. There was something inside the library that the fans have been seeing since season 1 premiere. We are talking about the astrolabe that we see during the opening credits.
6. Arya Stark’s mannerisms
During the episode, when Arya Stark was talking with Walder Frey, she called him my lord. This is a throwback to the scene when Arya was Tywin Lannister’s cupbearer in season 2. In the scene when Arya called Tywin my lord, he told her, “Lowborn girls say M’Lord, not My Lord. If you’re going to pose as a commoner, you better do it properly.”
It seems that Arya Stark hasn’t learned that till now.
7. The Rat Cook
Arya Stark feeding Walder Frey his sons was a reference to the story about the Rat Cook, which was told by Bran Stark in the Red Wedding episode. According to the story, a King had once visited the Nightfort, which was a prominent castle on the Wall but the cook was angered by the King and he killed the King’s son and fed his flesh to the King in a pie. The Gods cursed the cook and turned him into a rat and he was condemned to be in Nightfort and eat his own offspring. Here’s what Bran told us in season 3.
“It wasn’t for murder the gods cursed the Rat Cook, or for serving the King’s son in a pie… he killed a guest beneath his roof… that’s something the gods can’t forgive.“
8. The Heart Tree
Benjen Stark dropped Bran near a Heart Tree when they reached the Wall. This is the Heart tree that Bran touched before he saw the vision involving Ned and Lyanna Stark.
This is also the same Heart Tree where Jon Snow and Samwell Tarly took the Night’s Watch vows in season 1.
9. Azor Ahai reference
The showrunners might have given a subtle hint in the episode that Jon Snow might be Azor Ahai. The prophecy reads, “When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone.”
If you look at the scene in which Ned Stark entered the Tower of Joy, he kept Arthur Dayne’s sword, Dawn near the bed. It’s interesting to note that Dawn is forged from the heart of a fallen star and on the pummel of the sword, we can see the Sun, which is also a star and there was blood on the sword as Ned had used it to kill Arthur Dayne and we can see Lyanna covered in lot of blood. So this might be the red star that the prophecy talks about.
10. The White Wolf
In the North, when the lords of the North declared Jon Snow as the King in the North, Lord Manderly called him the White Wolf. There’s a reason behind why he called Jon as the White Wolf. In Westeros, a bastard can’t take the banners of their father. They have to reverse the colours of the sigil on the banner. That’s why Jon Snow’s banner will have a White Direwolf as the banner of House Stark has a Grey Direwolf.
It’s just a coincidence that Jon Snow’s Direwolf is white or we can call it as a nice foreshadowing.
11. Qyburn is the Hand of the Queen
In the scene in which we saw Cersei’s coronation, there was a very small detail that was easy to miss. If you look carefully at Qyburn, you will see that he is wearing the badge of the Hand of the Queen.
12. How Varys reached Daenerys so quickly
The season ended when we saw Daenerys and her fleet sailing for Westeros. However many people were surprised to see Lord Varys with Daenerys in the scene and people were wondering if he used some teleportation device to travel so quickly to Meereen. However, it turns out that Lord Varys never went back to Meereen. He just joined Daenerys when she reached near Westeros. Don’t believe us, take a look at the Tyrell and Martell ships along with the Targaryen ships.
Also take a look at the possible location of Daenerys at the end of the episode.
7 details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer
HBO gave a huge surprise by releasing the House of the Dragon teaser trailer and Game of Thrones fans couldn’t contain their excitement. The trailer is short, but it still gives us enough information to keep us excited till the time the prequel airs. As usual, we watched the teaser trailer multiple times to spot anything that seemed interesting and we have found out a few details that you might’ve missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer. So let’s get started.
1. We have a Dragon in the trailer
The trailer starts and we have a blink and miss appearance by what seems like a dead Dragon. Can this be Balerion, the Black Dread? We know that Balerion died before the events of Dance of the Dragons occured and looking at the number of candles lit in front of the skull, it sure looks like the Dragon has to be someone as special as Balerion. If you think otherwise, please let us know in the comments.
We finally got a glimpse of the legendary Valyrian steel sword, Blackfyre and it is held by Paddy Considine, who’s playing King Viserys I Targaryen. Blackfyre is a Valyrian steel sword that was once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror and it is the most famous Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen.
3. Dark Sister
The trailer also gives us a glimpse of another legendary Valyrian steel sword, Dark Sister, though it is really difficult to spot it in the trailer and it is barely visible for a second. Dark Sister is the other ancestral Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen and it was wielded by Aegon Targaryen’s sister/wife, Queen Visenya Targaryen. In the prequel, the sword will be wielded by Daemon Targaryen. So thanks to the sword, we know that Daemon Targaryen is fighting in the scene.
4. Catspaw dagger
The most interesting part of the teaser trailer features Alicent Hightower holding the Valyrian Catspaw dagger in her hand and this is the third Valyrian blade that we get to see in the teaser trailer. The Catspaw dagger has played a major role in the Game of Thrones TV series. The dagger was used by Arya Stark to kill the Night King and it also featured in a number of important scenes in the show.
5. Tourney at Horn Hill
We see a jousting event happening with two big banners of House Tarly in the background. That can mean only one thing, that the tourney is happening at Horn Hill. Also, in the same scene, we can see the sigils of both the participants.
One happens to be a knight of House Tarly and the other belongs to House Cole and we are assuming that it might be Ser Criston Cole, who will be played by Fabien Frankel in the prequel. If you take a look at the knight on the right side, he’s holding a shield bearing the sigil of House Cole.
We can see the sigil of House Tarly in the photo below.
6. Stark sigil
This is a minor and maybe insignificant piece of information but seeing House Stark sigil in the trailer felt really good and we can also see the sigil of House Bolton next to the Stark sigil.
7. New Iron Throne
It appears that House of the Dragon is going to do things differently and Iron Throne looks different from the one that we have been used to seeing all these years in the Game of Thrones TV series.
As we mentioned in our earlier article, the Iron Throne looks similar to what George R.R. Martin imagined it to look like. Here’s the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne according to George R.R. Martin. The artwork was done by Marc Simonetti for George R.R. Martin’s 2013 Ice & Fire calendar.
What are your thoughts about the details mentioned above? If we missed any details, let us know in the comments section. Do read our article to know everything we know about the cast of House of The Dragon.
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Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon
Not long ago, several pictures of Graham McTavish were leaked on the internet, wearing a full-scale Kingsguard body armour from the set of House of The Dragon. Recently, it has been confirmed by House of The Dragon’s official Twitter handle that he’s playing Ser Harrold Westerling on the show. Here’s a quick look at McTavish’s newest persona.
Ser Harrold Westerling is a knight of House Westerling and the Lord Commander of Viserys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard. Harrold is one of the longest-serving members of the Kingsguard. He was once a powerful knight with a successful military background, and eventually succeeded Ser Ryam Redwyne as Lord Commander. He is tasked by the king to watch over and guard Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Harrold Westerling was announced as a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. The character description on HBO’s official website reads as follows:
“The Commander and longest-serving member of the Kingsguard who still remembers the lustre of the storied Seven Knights. A once-powerful Knight and a successful military background so a man with presence and status. Given the responsibility to the King to watch over and guard the Princess. In the current regime, where widespread peace has led to complacency and indulgence, he feels something of a loss of purpose, but nevertheless serves the King with a fierce, if quiet, loyalty.”
This makes sense as the recent leaks from the House of The Dragon set pictured him in the same vicinity as Olivia Cooke and Milly Alcock, who play Queen Alicent Hightower and a young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen respectively.
What do you think of the casting? Talk to us in the comments below!
Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer
Lucifer Season 6 is finally out! The comic book/supernatural based hit series came to an emotional end on September 10 this year with the release of its final season. The show paid a lot of homages to various pop culture icons, including Game of Thrones. Let’s have a look at all the times Game of Thrones was referenced by various characters on Lucifer.
Season 3 Episode 14
Cain aka Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) has been roaming the earth for thousands of years. He’s tired of losing his loved ones due to an immortality curse placed on him by God. After a long and bloody skirmish with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), he says and believes he has ‘nothing to live for‘. Amenadiel replies, “Have you tried Game of Thrones?”
Season 4 Episode 8
Lucifer is dealing with his emotional issues, after getting back with his ex Eve (Inbar Lavi). Chloe (Lauren German) tells Lucifer about a prophecy, that apocalyptic events will occur on earth and Hell will freeze over if Lucifer meets his true love. To which he replies, “Perhaps winter is coming.”
Season 5 Episode 9
God (Dennis Haysbert) is on earth and organizes a small family reunion at Linda’s (Rachael Harris) house. Lucifer considers himself the smartest in the family, much like Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. He drags the chair to sit at the other head of the table in an equal position to his father. Tyrion does something similar at the small council in King’s Landing.
Season 5 Episode 16
Michael and Lucifer (both played by Tom Ellis) have agreed to decide who will be the new God of their universe, by a poll that Lucifer is most likely to lose. All the angels show up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michael is wearing a special medieval warrior-like attire for the occasion. Lucifer mocks him for his poor fashion sense, asking him “Is winter coming or something?”
Season 5 Episode 16
Lucifer and Michael are locking horns for a final showdown, because Michael is willing to kill those who won’t obey him. In a dramatic and long-drawn-out battle, Lucifer defeats Michael with Chloe’s help. He orders him to stand down and ‘bend the knee’, and then goes on to cut off his wings. “Bend the knee” is frequently used by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, whenever she subdues an enemy.
Have you noticed any other Game of Thrones references we might have missed out on? Tell us in the comments below!
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