WARNING: Major Game of Thrones spoilers ahead! Continue reading at your own risk...
On the surface, the latest episode of Game of Thrones was one of the most important in the history of the series. Fans took notice when Gilly tried to tell Sam that Jon wasn't a bastard after all, or when Gendry returned from his rowing trip to fight alongside his Northern King.
However, between all of these major reveals, some subtle details went unnoticed.
Some small moments could be hinting at big things in the future of Game of Thrones, but you had to be paying attention to see them unfold. Many of these were callbacks to earlier seasons, so a little homework could've helped as well.
Here are five important details in "Eastwatch" that you might have missed.
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Cersei's War Plan
The big reveal that came from Cersei and Jaime's conversation was that the queen is pregnant again, so another inbred Lannister baby is on the way. However, if you were listening closely, Cersei also laid out her plan to defeat Daenerys.
When Jaime talked to Cersei about his meeting with Tyrion, he said that their brother wanted them to form some kind of truce with Daenerys. They needed to work together to defeat the Night King before waging war with one another.
To everyone's surpise, Cersei didn't hate the sound of that plan.
She noted that they didn't have the numbers to defeat Dany's army, so that they would have to be smart about it. They would have to fight "like father would."
If you recall, Tywin was a cunning man. He would make allies with his enemies and play the long con, ridding the world of his enemies after gaining their trust. This is what he did with the Mad King, the Baratheons, and what he attempted to do with the Starks. By forming a relationship with Dany, Cersei can buy some time and strike at the most opportune moment.prevnext
After spending a few episodes bonding, Jon and Daenerys parted ways. When Jon said goodbye however, it seemed as though he didn't plan on seeing Dany ever again.
Jon said, "I wish you good fortune in the wars to come." If you thought you'd heard this before, you were right.
In Season 5, Mance says it to Stannis Baratheon before being killed. One season later, during one of Bran's flashbacks, Arthur Dayne says it to a young Ned Stark, just outside the Tower of Joy.
After uttering this phrase, both men went on to die. It seemed as though they knew that their fates had been cast when they said the words, making it a bit of a final goodbye. They are hinting that they wish someone good fortune in future wars because they won't be around to fight alongside them.
Hopefully, Jon's use of the phrase doesn't meant that the same future is in store for him.prevnext
Everyone celebrated when Gendry returned, and celebrated even harder when it was revealed that Robert Baratheon's bastard would fight alongside Jon Snow.
If you paid close attention, Gendry's warhammer told an even bigger story about his potential character arc.
Where the handle of the weapon meets its head, Gendry placed a stag, the symbol for House Baratheon. The symbol of his father's house.
It seems as though Gendry is owning his father's name, despite being a bastard. Since Jon is a king, he could legally reinstate Gendry into the house, making him the head of the Baratheons.prevnext
Jorah's Old Friend
When Jorah, Davos, Gendry, and Jon arrived at Eastwatch by the sea, Tormund told them that they had found some other men trying to go north of the wall.
In a jail cell sat The Hound, Beric Dondarrion, and Thoros of Myr. Instantly, Thoros and Jorah recognized each other and talked like old allies.
This may have been a bit of a surprise, but their ties to each other were actually addressed earlier in the series.
Back in Season 3, Jorah talked about fighting for King Robert during the Greyjoy rebellion. During that time, he fought alongside Thoros. When the army took Pyke, the duo were the first two men to enter the breach when the walls came down.
"Thoros of Myr went in alone waving that flaming sword of his."prevnext
Arya thought she had pulled one over on Littlefinger when she snuck into his room, but it turned out to be exactly the opposite. As she left, Littlefinger was seen watching her, and it was clear he wanted Arya to find that letter that Sansa had written years ago.
How would Arya know to where to find it?0comments
If you think back to Season 3, Sansa told Tyrion a story about her playful experiences with Arya when they were children. She said that Arya would hide sheep dung in a small hole in her mattress.
Littlefinger knows just about everything there is to know in Westeros, so it's completely likely that hiding the note in the mattress was his way of putting it someplace that he knew Arya would look.prev