Life seems quite miserable now that we don?t have the next episode of the Game of Thrones (GoT) to look forward to. Rumors of the GoT Season 7 have already started and almost everyone seems to be pretty much interested in this popular theory regarding Euron Greyjoy?s significant role in the upcoming episodes. Readers have now turned their attention to the release of the next in line The Winds of Winter novel and latest updates suggest it could still make it by the end of 2016.
Though the hype about the future of the Game of Thrones refuses to die down, fans may have in fact missed some of the really interesting facts from the sixth season. Here, take a look at some of the things that would probably make you binge watch the entire series again:
Walder Frey?s murder has a hidden reference
Arya takes her revenge on Walder Frey after all but her feeding him his two sons in a pie is actually a hidden reference to an adapted storyline from the book series. A big hint about Frey?s fate was revealed in Season 3 when Bran Stark tells Meera and Jojen a story about the Rat Cook.
?The cook killed the king?s son and cooked him into a big pie with onions, carrots, mushrooms and bacon,? Bran told Meera and Jojen. ?That night, he served the pie to the king. He liked the taste of his own son so much he asked for a second slice. The gods turned the cook into a giant white rat who could only eat his own young.?
When Meera questions why such a harsh punishment for a common murderer, Bran corrects her, ?It wasn’t for murder the gods cursed the Rat Cook, or for serving the king’s son in a pie. He killed a guest beneath his roof. That’s something the gods can’t forgive.?
Bran had told this story right after Walder Frey and Roose Bolton killed the Starks at the Red Wedding. Walder had given Robb, Catelyn and their men bread and salt which is the symbol for guests but by murdering them under his roof after feeding them, he violated the tradition of guest?s right. So his punishment for the crime was long due.
Roose Bolton’s murder mirrors the way he killed Robb Stark
Another Red Wedding link that is hidden in Season 6 is Roose Bolton?s murder. The way he was killed by being stabbed by his bastard son Ramsay mirrors the same way Roose murdered Robb Stark. Roose even fell to his knees and then backward onto the floor in the exact same way as Robb did back in Season 3.
Also there is this ?karma? thing with Roose?s murder. Robb had placed his trust in Roose which he ultimately betrays. The same thing happens with Roose as he places his trust in Ramsay who betrays him in a similar fashion.
Balon Greyjoy technically won the War of Five Kings
Balon Greyjoy emerged as the sole winner since war broke in Westeros after the death of Robert Baratheon involving Joffrey Baratheon (Lannister), Renly Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon and King of the North Robb Stark. Theon and Yara Greyjoy?s father may not have played a significant role in The War of Five Kings but since all others ended up dead, he technically won the war.
Now with female characters taking on a major role in the series, it seems we would now see the War of Five Queens with Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark and Yara Greyjoy with Margaery being the first casualty of the war.
Daenerys gets old insult
When in the Battle of Bastards Dany asks the Masters to surrender, an old insult gets tossed her way. Razdal mo Eraz, one of the Wise Masters of Yunkai who leads the siege insults Dany saying ?You will flee Slaver?s Bay on foot, like the Beggar Queen you are.?
While it may seem a random insult, it has a deep hidden meaning. Dany?s brother, Viserys, before being killed by Khal Drogo and even before getting Dany to marry into the Dothraki horde was known in Essos as the ?Beggar King.?
When Daenerys and Viserys first fled Westeros in exile, they had valuable possessions like a royal crown. But during their travels and attempts at staying hidden, all their valuables were stolen which led to Viserys acquiring the ?Beggar King? name.
Other Hidden dialogues
The Game of Thrones Season 6 is also full of interesting dialogues that were used earlier in the series. Tyrion Lannister?s famous joke is still not finished despite him trying to tell it twice. In Season 6 Episode 8, Tyrion begins to tell Missandei and Greyworm a joke. He starts ?I once walked into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass. The madame says ?? but he is cut by the arrival of the Sons of the Harpy.
When Tyrion was captured by Catelyn Tully for the attempted murder of Bran, he tries to tell the same joke when asked to confess to murder in the Eyrie. The last thing he says, before getting cut off by Lysa Arryn, was “I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel.”
Jamie too reuses a dialogue from Season 1. When talking to Edmure Tully in his tent comparing Cersei and Catelyn, he says ?They’d do anything to protect their babies. Start a war. Burn cities to ash. Free their worst enemies … The things we do for love.?
In the pilot episode when Jamie pushes Bran out of the window after he sees Cersei and the Kingslayer together, right before shoving him out, he turns to Cersei and says ?The things I do for love.?