Game of Thrones season 8, episode 4 reactions and surprises

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Things you missed

1. Winterfell Starbucks?

It’s the coffee cup seen ‘round the world. I didn’t see it at first glance, but the Internet made sure everyone knew about the abandoned coffee cup on the head table during the feast at the beginning of the episode. To make matters worse, the show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss made cameos as wildlings in the same scene. At first, you might think, how did hundreds of people review this before it got released. But mistakes happen. Even HBO got in on the fun and released the statement, “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

2. Tyrion’s favorite game.

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The “game” Tyrion, Jaime, Podrick, and Brienne play at the feast, which seems to be a twist on “Never Have I Ever,” is the same game Tyrion, Shae, and Bronn plays way back during season 2. Tyrion also tries to get Grey Worm and Missandei to play seasons later, rather unsuccessfully.

3. On the road again.

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The Hound and Arya seem to be on a journey together once again, just how they had been years before. The Hound tells Arya that there is “business left to be done.” This “business means killing his brother, the Mountain. Arya replies, “So do I.” There happen to be two more people on her hit list: The Mountain and Cersei. And they happen to be south, the same direction they’re traveling to together.

4. Bran’s wheelchair

Bran tells Tyrion that his wheelchair is the same one that Daeron Targaryen – the oldest son of King Aegon III – had built for his nephew more than 100 years prior. It’s a strange tidbit of information just to drop if it doesn’t have any significance. And how did the chair end up at Winterfell?

5. Being dishonorable runs in the family.

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If you noticed, Cersei gave the signal to kill Missandei, yet the Mountain carried out the execution. Back in season 1 of Game of Thrones, Joffrey gives the kill order for Ned Stark, yet he’s not the one doing the actual killing. This is in “stark” contrast to the Starks. Ned told Bran back in the very first episode, that kills “the man who passes sentence should swing the sword.” It’s also something Jon understood and carried out years later as the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.

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Bonus tidbit: Jon leaving Ghost like that, without even saying goodbye really pissed me off. How many times did this dog save him? And didn’t this poor animal almost die during the Battle of Winterfell? Come on, Jon, you’re better than that!

What did you think of this week’s episode? Next week is rumored to be “mental.”

Read the recap of The Long Night.

Sources: TV Line