Things you missed during Season 7 of Game of Thrones


Have you finished re-watching Game of Thrones yet? You better get a move on because the Season 8 premiere airs DAY.

Well fam, we’ve made it to Game of Thrones weekend! At times, I thought we would never make it, but alas, the premiere of the most popular and beloved fantasy drama of all time is upon us.

I’ve been re-watching the series since early February because I wanted to freshen up the journey of the Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens, and how they all got to Season 8. Then, I found out a lot of other people were re-watching, too!

So, I decided to look out for things I missed the first time around. Most of the things I caught were foreshadowing. Some were clues for huge secrets revealed later on. But one thing I found that I didn’t expect was how much more I enjoyed it. I love the show more now than I did before, if that’s even possible.

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1. Like surrogate father, like son.

Jon Snow doesn’t trust Littlefinger, who does? So, when he tries to bend Jon’s ear in the crypts, Jon throws him up against the wall by his neck and threatens him to not lay a (little) finger on his sister. It reminds me of when Ned did the exact same thing to him in season 1.

2. From one fantastical franchise to another.

For those who are huge Harry Potter fans, there is at least one connection to the beloved wizarding franchise. Actor Jim Broadbent is known for playing potions master Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. One of his plotlines has to do with trying to dissuade a young Tom Riddle (who eventually becomes Voldemort) from reading books in the restricted section of the library. On Game of Thrones, Broadbent plays Archmaester Ebrose, who references the restricted section of the Citadel library. Of course, the difference here is Tom Riddle wanted information for evil use, while Sam wanted information for good use.

3. Like girl, like wolf.

In the first season, when Ned speaks to Arya about marrying a Lord and becoming a Lady and raising a family, she replies, “That’s not me.” She was so sure of herself, even that young. Cut to when Arya reunites with her direwolf, Nymeria in episode 2. The wolf now travels with a pack of wolves. Arya wants her to come with her, but “that’s not her.” Arya lets her go because she understands that Nymeria is meant to be in the wild.

4. Name that tune.

As Jaime and the Lannister army take Highgarden in Episode 3, did anyone else notice the music playing? It was the Rains of Castamere, the song that plays every time the Lannisters are about to do something fierce (or deplorable).

5. Watch what you say.

The show’s two biggest heroes, Jon and Daenerys finally meet in episode 3. As Jon and Davos walk up the hill to the castle, he proclaims that he’s not a Stark and just then a dragon swoops down, scaring the bejesus out of him. It’s as if the dragon is saying, duh, we know!

6. Like father, like son…for real this time.

As Jon and Daenerys talk about Tyrion’s love of talking, Dany replies that we all love what we’re good at. Jon replies, “I don’t.” This likely means that he doesn’t enjoy killing people with swords. Back in season 5, Ser Barristan tells Dany how her brother (Jon’s father) didn’t like killing people, even though he was good at it. This is a huge parallel of Jon and his actual father.

7. Eerie foreshadowing.

I have no idea how I missed this the first time around, but Melisandra flat-out tells Lord Varys that she “will die in this strange country, as will you.” For the first time on the series, Varys looks rattled. Does this mean he will not survive the series?

8. A warning to a fool.

Back in season 1, you probably didn’t think much of it when King Robert said, “Only a fool would meet the Dothraki in an open field.” Maybe Jaime Lannister should have heeded his advice. In episode 4, Jaime found himself as a fool, as the Dothraki army charged the Lannister army, in a wide-open field. Granite, Daenerys also brought a dragon, but it seemed as the Lannister army would have lost anyway.

9. Besties’ bastards meet.

Jon Snow and Gendry meet in episode 5. “You’re a lot leaner,” Jon says to Gendry. “You’re a lot shorter,” Gendry says to Jon. They both laugh. Their conversation is eerily similar to that of their father’s first on-screen meeting back in season 1, episode 1. When Robert arrives at Winterfell, he tells Ned that he got fat, to which Ned replies with a simple nod implying that he’s the pot calling the kettle black. They both laugh.

10. Bending the knee was coming.

In episode 6, Jon asks how many people had to die because Mance Rayder wouldn’t bend the knee to Stannis. To me, this is a clear indication that Jon will bend the knee to Daenerys to save more lives. Even though, I don’t think he had to do it.

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