Fans of HBO's hugely successful series Game of Thrones have been waiting almost two (extremely long) years for a new episode, and that time was finally here. The eighth and final season of the show premiered on Sunday, April 14, and fans have been watching it for the second time to look for details they might have missed.
Between the great reunions at Winterfell and Jon Snow they finally learn the truth about his parents, the premiere of the season had nothing in terms of drama and emotion. However, there were a few moments that you missed at the first observation – those that could mean significant things for the coming episodes. Here are five of them. * Spoiler ahead *
. The opening credits offered a new location.
Eagle-eyed fans were looking for differences in the intro this season, as it is known that the series occasionally changes the elements. For the premiere, this marks the first time that the card order has been completely changed, as reported by Vanity Fair . We see King's Landing and Westeros, but there is also a new spot: Last Hearth. Since Last Hearth is near the Wall, we can definitely expect to visit them for the first time this season.
. 2 The opening of the episode reflected the opening of the pilot.
The fans have already been told that the last season would include several recalls for the first season, and the first episode provided many of them. Especially when Jon and Daenerys arrive in Winterfell, we see a little boy climbing a tree, reminiscent of a young Bran Stark. The entire scene is quite similar to the Lannisters arriving in Winterfell in Game of Thrones pilot episode. And just like in the pilot episode, people in the north seem tired of these newcomers.
. 3 Cersei drank wine (though she claims she is pregnant).
Since Cersei told Jaime that she was pregnant, many fans were convinced that this is all a lie – and she may have just confirmed that she is actually pretending. After discovering that she was expecting, last season saw Cersei – who loves a glass of vino – turn away any wine. But tonight, after sleeping with Euron Greyjoy, she had no hesitation in drinking.
. 4 Tyrion might agree with Jon and Daenery's relationship.
The already legendary scene of Season 7, in which Bran told Sam about Jon's true descent, while Tyrion looked into the room where Jon and Daenerys had made their relationship, made for a relationship extremely unpleasant moment – especially many spectators believe that Tyrion is in love with the mother of dragons. However, in the relay premiere, Tyrion Varys and Davos say that the couple is "a pretty couple". Did he try to stay cool and hide his jealousy, or is he actually agreeing?
. 5 There may have been an indication of Ed Sheeran.
In Season 7 of Game of Thrones a random cameo was shown by musician Ed Sheeran, who played a Lannister soldier whom Arya met during her trip to King's Landing. While his appearance seemed to be just a one-off cameo, some viewers are convinced that there was a relation to him in the premiere episode of Season 8. In a scene in which Bronn behaves intimately with a women's trio, the girls begin to chat. One mentions a ginger called Eddie, who explains how he said, "He came back with a burned face. He has no eyelids now. "There is no way to confirm that Ed Sheeran talks about her, but some fans are convinced that it really was a canny reference to the musician.