Game of Thrones season 6 episode 3, Oathbreaker was a wonderful episode which had a major impact on the characters in the series. One of the most important scene was the Tower of Joy fight in which we came to know that Bran Stark could actually make contact with people in his visions. Sadly the vision was cut abruptly before we could see Ned Stark meeting Lyanna. So we will have to wait for more time to know if the popular Jon Snow theory is true or not. Arya Stark got back her eyes and Rickon Stark was gifted to Ramsay Bolton by the Umbers. The episode ended with Jon Snow executing the mutineers and then leaving the Night’s Watch.
We have gone through the episode many times since it has aired and we checked many references and we have come up with a list of details from the episode that you might have missed.
1. Melisandre is eager to know what happens when a person dies
When Melisandre met Beric Dondarrion in season 3, she immediately realised that he had been brought back to life and she wanted to know what was on the other side. She got a reply that there was just darkness. The same thing happened in this episode when she asked Jon Snow about the other side and his response was the same. There was nothing. Another interesting thing to note is the season and episode numbers. Melisandre asked Beric the question in Season 3 Episode 6, while she asked Jon the same question in Season 6 Episode 3.
2. Tommen I am the king
The episode had a reference to Joffrey Baratheon in the scene when Tommen met the High Sparrow.
3. I wish you good fortune
The last sentences of both Arthur Dayne and Mance Rayder were there same. Its interesting to see that they said these words to Ned Stark and Stannis Baratheon and they didn’t have a good fortune in the wars to come.
4. Tyrion’s drinking game
While talking with Missandei and Grey Worm, Tyrion mentioned a drinking game that he had invented. This is not the first time we have seen Tyrion talking or playing about this drinking game.
When Tyrion first met Shae, he played the same game with Shae and Bronn.
5. Targaryen soundtrack is played when Jon swings the sword
At the end of the episode, when Jon is about to execute the traitors, the Targaryen soundtrack is played. Also the way he swings his sword is similar to the way young Ned Stark swings it while killing Arthr Dayne. Is this an indication that Jon Snow is both Targaryen and Stark, which is on the lines of the R + L = J theory. Take a look at the soundtrack that is played when Jon Snow swings the sword and now check check the Targaryen soundtrack.
6. Jon Snow is free from the Night’s Watch oath
The Night’s Watch oath starts with the following words: “Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death.”
Jon Snow was killed and thus he is free from the oath and now he can leave the Night’s Watch and wage a war on the Boltons without being an oathbreaker.
7. Jon Snow is still Ned Stark’s bastard
We hoped that we would get to see the complete Tower of Joy scene but it was cut short before we could see Lyanna Stark. So officially speaking it’s still not known who Jon Snow’s mother is and thus he still remains a bastard and we have to keep calling him Jon Snow instead of Jon Targaryen or Stark or Blackfyre or whatever name he is going to get after we come to know about Lyanna Stark. Coming back to life hasn’t changed anything for Jon as he still remains a bastard. Only thing that has changed is that he is free of the Night’s Watch oath.
8. Jon walks to the North of the wall
The episode ends when Jon hands over the duties of the Night’s Watch to Edd and leaves by saying, “My watch is ended”. If you look carefully, he isn’t leaving Castle Black and heading South but going in the opposite direction, which is beyond the Wall.
9. Who are the Oathbreakers?
If you look carefully, you will realise that the name Oathbreaker applies in general to most of the characters in this episode, which includes Jon Snow, Brothers of Night’s Watch, House Umber, Daenerys, Samwell Tarly, Ned Stark.
Jon Snow broke the oath when he allowed the Wildlings to cross the Wall. All these centuries the Night’s Watch made sure that they kept everyone on the North side of the Wall but Jon Snow let thousands of Wildlings pass through the gates.
The Brother’s of the Night’s Watch broke an oath when they stabbed their Lord Commander to death.
House Umber broke the oath by betraying the Starks and handed Rickon Stark to the Boltons.
Daenerys Targaryen did not return to Vaes Dothrak after Khal Drogo died as it was customary for the widows of the Khals and thus she broke an oath.
Samwell Tarly was going to take Gilly to his parents instead of taking her with him, thereby breaking the promise he made to her.
Ned Stark had to kill Arthur Dayne is a way which he himself would find to be dishonest but he had to rescue his sister. Even though he didn’t break any oath, he did break his own code.