Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4: What you missed during The Last of the Starks

Game of Thrones Season 8 -- photo: Helen Sloan/HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations Site
Game of Thrones Season 8 -- photo: Helen Sloan/HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations Site /

From the callback’s to the foreshadowing and the Starbucks cup, here’s what you missed during Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 The Last of the Starks.

We’re back with another weekly episode of what you missed in Game of Thrones. From all of the callback’s to the earlier seasons to the foreshadowing of what’s to come, there was plenty of little tidbits here and there you may not have spotted the first time around in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 “The Last of the Starks.”

Before we get into all of the good stuff, we’re going to address the elephant in the room — the Starbucks cup! Also spoiler alert! Read no further if you’re not caught up on the series. 

Personally, I missed the coffee cup the first time around, but some eagle-eyed fans spotted it and shared it on social media. Before you could say dracarys, the whole world knew about it. Our sister site Guilty Eats were one of the sources who spotted it as well, sitting on the banquet table in between Jon and Daenerys during the night-time celebrations at Winterfell.

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Jon’s speech

So when Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 started up, it began with saying goodbye to all those who died in the previous episode. Jon gave an emotional and powerful speech just before they cremated the dead, a speech you might not have realized contained words used by those in the Night’s Watch.

“And we shall never see their liek again.”

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Game of Thrones Season 8 — photo: Helen Sloan/HBO — Acquired via HBO Media Relations Site /

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss cameo

Many famous people have made a cameo appearance in Game of Thrones. From Ed Sheeran in Season 7 to Sigur Rós in Season 4 and more. It’s become a fun game trying to spot cameo appearances. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, co-creators and showrunners of Game of Thrones, finally made a cameo. They appeared as a couple of wildings during the celebration banquet at Winterfell.

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Little Bird and Pod

Sansa and The Hound finally had a reunion. It was about time, too, considering everyone else already had their reunion. Their reunion was full of callback’s to the earlier seasons of the HBO series, with The Hound calling Sansa “Little Bird” and reminding her how he offered to save her from everything that happened to her after leaving Kings Landing.

While this was all going on, though, Pod was…..GETTING BUSY! He could be seen in the background during The Hound/Sansa reunion with a woman on each arm.

Arya is not a Lady

Last week’s episode of Game of Thrones was filled with Arya related callback’s. Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 did not have as many, but it still had some. One of them was when the Hound and Arya set off down south together, a callback to when the two first set off North so many seasons ago.

The other, however, was Arya turning down Gendry. Did any of you feel sorry for him? We did, but in all honesty, we knew it would happen. Arya declaring to Gendry she is not a Lady, “that’s not me,” is exactly what she told Ned Stark in Season 1.

Tyrion may have caused Cersei’s death unintentionally

A little bit of foreshadowing now and it is how Tyrion may have caused Cersei’s death, unintentionally.

In the final moments of the episode, before Missandei’s death, Tyrion tried pleading with Cersei to give up the throne, to lay down arms and put an end to the bloodshed. He did so by appealing to Cersei’s unwavering love for her children and used her pregnancy as a bargaining chip.

What you may not have realized was Euron being within earshot of all of this. He had just been told by Cersei she was carrying his child. Wouldn’t he wonder how Tyrion knew of the pregnancy, considering he only just learned about it himself?

This might lead him to wonder if he has been lied to and ultimately send him down the path of killing Cersei. We’ll find out soon.

Next. Game of Thrones S8E3: What you missed during The Long Night. dark

What do you think of this week’s things you missed in Game of Thrones? Was there anything in the episode not listed above that you think should be mentioned? Drop a comment just below sharing your thoughts.