One of the most exciting things about the Game of Thrones season six finale is how much debate and speculation it’s generated for the next season. This is already a show with a rabid and intense fan following and since “The Winds of Winter” delivered some of the most exciting and shocking moments in the show’s history, it’s not surprising that a bunch of discoveries have already been made about the episode itself. The episode not only contains a number of callbacks to previous events and minor occurrences in Game of Thrones lore, but also has a few hidden details that are almost impossible to spot on first viewing. Here are some of the most significant things you may have missed while watching “The Winds of Winter.”
10. Stark Sigil In The Opening Credits
By this point, we’ve all watched the opening credits so many times that it can be pretty easy to miss little changes made to the world map, but there was actually a pretty significant one made to this week’s edition. Specifically, the Bolton’s flayed man sigil was replaced with the Stark direwolf during the Winterfell portion of the credits, signifying the change in leadership that took place there last week. And it’s not just any direwolf but a white one specifically, a reference to Ghost and Jon Snow being called the “White Wolf” by one of his banner men. We’ll have to keep an eye out next season to see if the Sept of Baelor is now a smoldering ruin during the King’s Landing portion.