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Five Details From The Latest ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode You May Have Missed

The second episode of Game of Thrones seventh season, “Stormborn,” aired Sunday night and the show continues to impress with the amount of plot advancement they can cram into an hour. There was also some pretty intense action at the end, and a whole lot of small details spread throughout the episode. With so many seasons worth of material to work with, it’s not surprising that we’re seeing more and more references back to previous moments in the show. Moments you may not have remembered in the heat of the moment, but that we’re here to remind you of.

Here’s five cool details from this week’s Game of Thrones that were sneakily hidden in plain sight.

Silence

If you were paying close attention during Euron’s destruction of Yara Greyjoy’s fleet, you may have noticed his crew cutting off the tongues of injured sailors. This isn’t just more typical over the top Game of Thrones violence … well, it kind of is, but it has a purpose. Euron’s flagship is called the Silence, and he keeps it crewed with men he’s captured in battle. Those men have all had their tongues removed to keep them from being able to plot mutiny. And also because, as Euron told his brother Balon moments before he threw him from a bridge to his death, “I needed silence!”

Advanced Pie Making Techniques

When Arya is complimenting Hot Pie’s hot pie making abilities, he comments “The secret is browning the butter before making the dough. Most people don’t do that ’cause it takes up too much time.”

“I didn’t do that,” Arya replies.

“You’ve been making pies?” Hot Pie asks.

“One or two,” she says.

She’s referring to the pies she fed to Walder Frey made out of his children.

Jorah’s Death Note

Before Sam decides to try and heal Jorah Mormont on the down-low, Ser Jorah is preparing to take his life before the Greyscale takes his wits. To that end, he can be seen writing a farewell letter to Daenerys Targaryen, a letter you can read if you look closely enough. Here’s what we can read:

Khaleesi,

I went to the Citadel in the last hope that the maesters could treat me as you ordered. Even with all […] I am beyond any cure out the grave. I have had a longer life than I deserved and I only wish I could’ve lived to see the world you’re going to build, standing by your side. I have loved you since the moment I met you. If there’s [….]

Jorah

Stark Reactions

Like father, like son. Neither Ned Stark nor his adopted son Jon like Lord Baelish much, and Jon’s strangling of Littlefinger in the crypts of Winterfell mirrors a similar scene in season one where Ned strangled him outside of a brothel in King’s Landing. Ned would later go on to trust Baelish for some reason, resulting in betrayal and the loss of his head. Let’s hope Snow doesn’t put his life into the hands of Littlefinger as well.

You Do You, Nymeria

Game of Thrones confused a lot of people during the reunion of Arya and her direwolf Nymeria by having Arya state “That’s not you.” No, she wasn’t questioning whether the wolf was Nymeria or not. Rather, she was thinking back to the time in season one when her father Ned told her she would become a lady and marry a lord some day. “That’s not me,” she told him. She says the same thing to Nymeria after asking the wolf to come back with her to Winterfell. Nymeria is clearly past the days of chilling with humans in a castle. That’s not her.

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