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The Important Details On "Game Of Thrones" You Might Have Missed

In case you didn't quite catch everything in those quick frames. Includes spoilers!

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This episode picks up right where last week's left off, with Bran stuck in a vision and Meera trying to drag him to safety, away from the wights.

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As the showrunners explain in "Inside the Episode", the Three-Eyed Raven, knowing his death was imminent, "downloaded" the whole history of the world into Bran's mind. Bran is getting images of everything all at once – and we as viewers get some glimpses into what he's seeing. Some of it is things we've already seen, some of it is new – and all of it is quite revealing. But it happens very quickly, so here's a detailed breakdown in case you missed it...

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There's quite a focus on wildfire.

Wildfire, you may remember, was the substance Tyrion used to blow up Stannis's fleet in the battle of Blackwater. This was thanks to the Mad King Aerys's pyromancers – as Jaime told Brienne in Season 3, the Mad King was obsessed with wildfire and had his pyromancers place it in significant locations all around King's Landing. This is what we're seeing above.

We get this nice shadow shot too, and is it just me or does Aerys's shadow look very dragon-like?

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This is interesting when you consider what Jaime said about how Aerys intended to burn the city and rise from the flames as a dragon (kinda like his daughter Daenerys does at a later date, right?).

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We also see this shot of wildfire several times, which raises some questions, as we know that Jaime killed the pyromancer and the king before the wildfire was unleashed.

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Does this mean it WILL be set off in the future? Will Daenerys use it and become the Mad Queen, as some fans think? Or perhaps it will be Cersei who takes up that mantle in her quest for vengeance against all her enemies? Or is it actually part of the key to defeating the White Walkers? Or maybe this part of the vision is simply showing what might have been – what Jaime prevented?

Then, of course, we see this image of Jaime sitting on the Iron Throne – where Ned Stark found him and where the "kingslayer" legend was born.

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It could mean Jaime was more interested in power than in saving the city, after all. Or maybe he was just tired from all that treason.

As is this one of Dany's "rebirth"/the birth of the dragons.

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The frequency of these images, tied with Dany's epic speech about taking the Iron Throne at the end of the episode, suggests that she is FINALLY going to get her butt to Westeros in the not-too-distant future. But will that be a good thing for King's Landing? She seems pretty hell-bent on destroying stuff these days. (Reinforcing theories that she will be as mad as her father.)

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The vision also focuses on the battle at Hardhome.

You know, that epic fight between the wildling village and the White Walkers that saw Jon Snow take thousands of wildlings back to Castle Black, leading to his murder.

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Finally, this shot of a dark winter's night being replaced by the dawn is shown a couple of times.

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Is this a reference to the legendary Battle for the Dawn, in which the Others were originally defeated? Or is it foreshadowing that once again, light will triumph against the dark?

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