5 Things You Might Have Missed in Game of Thrones's "The Last of the Starks"

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WARNING: Spoilers for the latest episode of Game of Thrones below!

We finally saw the great Battle of Winterfell in last week's Game of Thrones episode, "The Long Night," but now a seemingly larger fight looms: the fight for the Iron Throne. Daenerys Targaryen is still determined to take what she believes is hers, but finds herself increasingly isolated after losing many of the Dothraki and Unsullied, not to mention her loyal guard Jorah Mormont, in the Battle of Winterfell—and she's still struggling with the fact that Jon Snow, a.k.a. Aegon Targaryen, is the true heir to the throne (which he ended up revealing to Sansa and Arya by way of Bran, even after Daenerys begged him not to).

While we’re all still probably upset over the end of the episode—in which Rhaegal was killed and the loyal Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) was beheaded—other moments were more under the radar. Here are five things you might have missed in "The Last of the Starks," the fourth episode of Game of Thrones's final season.

1. The Night King was ignored.

Although we saw the Night King die in episode 3, "The Long Night," fans are still holding out hope that we'll learn more of his story. However, tonight proved he might just be forgotten after all: The recap before episode 4 started didn’t even show the pivotal scene in which Arya defeated the Night King in the final moments of the previous episode, though she did get a nice shout-out from Daenerys, who called her the "hero of Winterfell."

Meanwhile, when asked by Jimmy Kimmel if we were done with the White Walkers, Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff responded, "we're not gonna answer that," leaving some to wonder if we might see more of the White Walkers after all.

2. Arya Has Never Been a Lady.

A major moment in "The Last of the Starks" showed Gendry—the newly minted Lord Baratheon of Storm's End—boldly declaring his love for Arya, asking her to marry him and become "The Lady of Storm's End." Unfortunately for Gendry, the object of his affection wasn’t really having it. After politely denying Gendry’s proposal, Arya tells him, “That’s not me.” This was a callback to the first season, when Ned Stark tells his daughter that one day she’ll become a lady and get married. She tells her dad, “No, that’s not me.”

3. Cleganebowl is probably happening.

Fans have been rooting for Sandor and Gregor Clegane—The Hound and The Mountain, respectively—to face off for several seasons in what they've dubbed "Cleganebowl." In "The Last of the Starks," Arya catches up with The Hound on horseback as he's leaving Winterfell, questioning why he’s going to King’s Landing before everyone else. He tells her he has unfinished business at the capital, and we know exactly what that business entails. (Arya, meanwhile, mentions unfinished business in King's Landing, too—something tells us she's looking to cross another name off her list.)

4. Cersei might actually be pregnant.

The question of whether or not Cersei is actually pregnant has been an open one since she told Jaime she was expecting last season. Many fans, at that point, believed she was lying to manipulate her brother. Her pregnancy was also what convinced Tyrion that she would send the Lannister armies to help fight the dead at Winterfell. (A promise she never intended to keep.)

So when she drank wine after sleeping with Euron Greyjoy earlier this season, many fans took that as confirmation that she had been lying about the pregnancy all along; others thought she might have miscarried, while some believed that her pregnancy actually explained her willingness to hop into bed with Euron. In "The Last of the Starks," she essentially confirms that she's pregnant to Euron, and implies that the child is his.

At the end of the episode, when Daenerys and her troops confront Cersei and offer her the chance to surrender, Tyrion tries to reason with his sister to keep King's Landing from being destroyed. When he brings up Cersei’s unborn child, whom he argues should be reason enough to not start another war, the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms starts getting emotional—which could be confirmation that she is, in fact, pregnant. (But will Euron catch the fact that there's no way Tyrion could know about the pregnancy if the baby was actually his?)

5. Tyrion's message to Cersei might have been a message to Daenerys as well.

Reddit user Shaggylives pointed out that when Tyrion is talking to Cersei about her child, the shot frequently cuts back to Daenerys. "There was a reason why they kept cutting to Dany when Tyrion was pleading with Cersei for a peaceful resolution," Shaggylives wrote. "His advice about doing it for her child was for Dany as well. She can't have children, is down to one dragon, and that dragon will most certainly die while attacking the city. His final hope is that Dany's love for her dragon will outweigh her need for revenge." Of course, Missandei's final word—dracarys—was a clear message to Daenerys, so it seems likely that next week, things are going to burn.

Why Air Supply Changed the Lyrics to “All Out of Love” for American Fans

Air Supply.
Air Supply.
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Sometimes one minor detail can make all the difference. A case study for this principle comes in the form of the pop music act Air Supply, which enjoyed success in the 1980s thanks to mellow hits like “Lost in Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." Their 1980 single “All Out of Love” is among that laundry list, though it needed one major tweak before becoming palatable for American audiences.

The Air Supply duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock hailed from Australia, and it was one particular bit of phrasing in “All Out of Love” that may have proven difficult for Americans to grasp. According to an interview with Russell on Songfacts, the lyrics to the song when it became a hit in their home country in 1978 were:

I’m all out of love

I want to arrest you

By “arrest,” Russell explained, he meant capturing someone’s attention. Naturally, most listeners would have found this puzzling. Before the song was released in the United States, Air Supply’s producer, Clive Davis, suggested it be changed to:

I’m all out of love

I’m so lost without you

I know you were right

Davis’s argument was that the “arrest” line was “too weird” and would sink the song’s chances. He also recommended adding “I know you were right.”

Davis proved to be correct when “All Out of Love” reached the number two spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1980.

While it would be reasonable to assume “I want to arrest you” is a common phrase of affection in Australia, it isn’t. “I think that was just me using a weird word,” Russell said. “But, you know, now [that] I think of it, it’s definitely very weird.”

Russell added that arrest joins a list of words that are probably best left out of a love song, and that cabbage and cauliflower would be two others.

[h/t Songfacts]

In 1995, You Could Smell Like Kermit the Frog

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The mid-'90s were a great time for Kermit the Frog. In 1996 alone, he led the Tournament of Roses Parade, was the face of the 40-year-old Muppet brand, and had both a movie (Muppet Treasure Island) and a television show (Muppets Live!) to promote. His career could not have been hotter, so Kermit did what any multifaceted, single-person empire does while sitting atop his or her celebrity throne: he released a fragrance. Amphibia, produced by Jim Henson Productions, was dripping with froggy sex appeal. The unisex perfume—its slogan was "pour homme, femme, et frog"—had a clean, citrusy smell with a hint of moss to conjure up memories of the swamp. Offered exclusively at Bloomingdale's in Manhattan, it sold for $18.50 (or $32.50 for those who wanted a gift box and T-shirt).

There’s no trace of a commercial for the perfume—which is a shame, since Amphibia is a word that begs to be whispered—but a print ad and photos of the packaging still live online. The six-pack and strategically-placed towel are an apt parody ... and also deeply unsettling.

Amphibia was the most-sold fragrance at the Manhattan Bloomingdale's in the 1995 Christmas season. "Kids are buying it, grown-ups are buying it, and frogs are really hot," pitchman Max Almenas told The New York Times.

It was a hit past the Christmas season, too: The eau de Muppet was cheekily reviewed by Mary Roach—who would go on to write Stiff and Packing for Mars—in a 1996 issue of TV Guide. "I wore Amphibia on my third date ... he said he found me riveting which I heard as ribbitting, as in 'ribbit, ribbit,' and I got all defensive," she wrote. "He assured me I didn't smell like a swamp ... I stuck my tongue out at him, to which he responded that it was the wrong time of year for flies, and besides, the food would be arriving shortly."

Not to be outdone, Miss Piggy also released a fragrance a few years later. It was, naturally, called Moi.

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