With so many big, world-shaking things happening in every episode of Game of Thrones, it can be easy to overlook some of the smaller moments. Here's a spoiler-filled look at some things only real fans noticed in the final season of Game of Thrones.
Since the beginning of the show, Daenerys has adopted different traditions and styles from the various tribes and groups she's led and joined, and perhaps the most influential group in her young life is the Dothraki, thanks to the fact that she became a queen of the warrior tribe upon her marriage to Khal Drogo. The Dothraki place an enormous importance upon the length and style of their hair, especially for the men: the more braids a man sports, the more victories he's won in battle, and a Dothraki warrior only cuts his hair if he loses a fight, so the longer the mane, the more formidable the warrior.
As a result, Daenerys has sported a lengthy mane featuring a fierce tangle of braids for several seasons. But the fifth episode of the eighth season finds her at a disadvantage, having lost two of her most trusted advisors, Jorah and Missandei . When Tyrion checks on her at Dragonstone, her braids are mussed, undone, and ragged, letting the audience know that the Dragon Queen is losing her grip, and will end up risking everything to get back on top.
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Daenerys' braids in disarray | 0:13
Drogo's promise | 1:12
A vision of the Iron Throne | 2:05