5 Callbacks You Might Have Missed in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 1


With usually 6 episodes in this deteriorate of Game of Thrones, we’re in both a) examining mode and b) nostalgia mode. Sunday’s deteriorate premiere gave us copiousness excuses for both. We were betrothed copiousness of callbacks to a really initial deteriorate in a show’s lapse episode, and we had to be really tuned in (or have recently rewatched a whole damn thing) to have beheld them all.

Did we locate all a deteriorate 1 callbacks? If not, here they are.

A child using by a throng to see a approach during Winterfell.

Season 8 callback: The deteriorate premiere began with a tiny child using by a people collected during Winterfell to hail (or complain about) Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen and their entourage, climbing a tree to get a improved view.

Season 1 original: Bran Stark scampered adult a Winterfell ramparts to take a demeanour during Robert Baratheon’s stately procession, nearing to make Ned Stark a Hand of a King.

Arya watches a approach during Winterfell—and sees a Hound.

Season 8 callback: Arya Stark, now most older, watches a incoming crowd, and sees a Hound. He was once on her kill list, though afterwards they spent a prolonged time together, building a bizarre kind of companionship. But afterwards she left him for passed approach behind in deteriorate 4 (and she attacked him, too, as she reminds him when they finally accommodate again during a forge in a deteriorate 8 premiere).

Season 1 original: A most younger Arya is also vehement to see who’s entrance to revisit Winterfell and tries to see who’s arrived. She sees The Hound on his horse, then, too.

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A Stark greets a stately with a really informed phrase.

Season 8 callback: When Dany and Jon arrive during Winterfell, a unbending Sansa says, “Winterfell is yours, your Grace.”

Season 1 original: This one has people freaking out for Sansa since it’s roughly accurately what her father, Ned Stark, pronounced to King Robert when he arrived during Winterfell in a initial ever episode…and we all know what happened to him.

Arya and Jon have an romantic hug.

Season 8 callback: Arya sneaks adult on Jon during a Starks’ weirwood tree. They haven’t seen any other for roughly a entirety of a show—the final time they common a stage was behind in deteriorate 1, part 2. Lost in thought, Jon’s repelled that she’s been means to climb adult on him so quietly, though Arya fast leaps into his arms and they share a extreme embrace.

Season 1 original: Jon is withdrawal to join a Night’s Watch. Arya is devastated, and hugs him in a accurate same demeanour as she after does in deteriorate 8. This is also when Jon gives Arya her sword, Needle, that she has kept all these years.

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Bran sees Jaime Lannister.

Season 8 callback: This isn’t so most a callback as a full-circle moment, though Bran tells Sam he’s “waiting for an aged friend.” It seems like he could meant Sam himself, though as it turns out…

Season 1 original: …he’s indeed watchful for Jaime Lannister, who pushed him out a window all a approach behind in a really initial episode, and caused his injuries.


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