Game of Thrones has officially gone on hiatus again — and sadly, for the last time — with “The Dragon and the Wolf” capping off another season of the show, with the final season set to air late next year or possibly as late as 2019. This finale was the longest episode Game of Thrones has produced to date, with approximately 80 minutes of reunions, betrayals, incestuous hookups, and zombie dragons (in case you couldn’t tell, it was an eventful 80 minutes). “The Dragon and the Wolf” gave fans a lot speculate over as they anxiously await the final season, including a number of Easter eggs to pore over. This list by no means covers every hidden detail in the episode, but rather the big ones you may have missed.
Let’s begin, shall we?
10. Podrick Leaving With Bronn
During the big meeting in King’s Landing, we see Bronn conspicuously take his old buddy Podrick aside, asking him “Why don’t you and me go have a drink while the fancy folk talk?” The pair then proceed to exit the Dragon Pit and we don’t end up seeing them again. While it’s difficult to say whether Bronn was plotting to kill Pod or just wanted to take him to the local brothel so that the young squire can demonstrate his prowess with the ladies once more, but there was a very practical reason for this sudden departure. As it turns out, Lena Heady (Cersei) and Jerome Flynn (Bronn) were once a real-life couple, but their relationship allegedly ended so badly that they’re rarely in the same room on set and have only shared one scene together over the course of the series. No wonder Cersei wanted to have Bronn killed just a few episodes ago …