6 important things you probably missed on this week's 'Game of Thrones'

Warning: spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones," "The Broken Man"

Details that viewers didn't catch
"Game of Thrones" threw in a few major twists this week.

At the top, the return of Sandor Clegane aka The Hound (Rory McCann), a who's who of houses historically pledged to the Starks, a welcome return to form for Queen Margaery (Natalie Dormer), and a harrowing cliffhanger for Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).

Then there was the standoff at Riverrun.

With all that to pay attention to, there may have been some details that viewers didn't catch.

Here are six important things you probably missed on this week's "Game of Thrones":

Did you feel like something was missing?

This week's episode started very differently. It went right into the episode, delaying the series' award-winning introductory title sequence. This is extremely rare of the show to do. Yes, it gave fans a nice start with The Hound's return at the top of the episode. But there was some head-scratching about where it went... until it played a little later.

The Hound's return paves the way for a very popular fan theory.

Rory McCane as Sandor Clegane aka The Hound.

The Hound's survival means that a very popular theory may actually happen. Referred to as Cleganebowl, the theory basically says that a priest (here played by Ian McShane, though he was more like a cult leader) saved The Hound from his mortal wounds. He then sets off for a destiny that sees him locking swords with his brother, Gregor Glegane aka The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), in a trial by combat.

What that Rose from Margaery means.

The rose (or more specifically "a golden rose on a green field") is the sigil of the House Tyrell. By giving her grandmother a note with their family's symbol on it, Margaery communicated that she hadn't drunk the High Sparrow's Kool-Aid after all.

Why Lady Mormont is so tough.

Bella Ramsey as Lady Lyanna Mormont.

Who was that young girl who would take no sass from Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)? Lady Lyanna Tyrell, the 10-year-old head of House Mormont and Bear Island, was actually mentioned last season. She had refused to acknowledge Stannis Baratheon as her ruler in a letter.

This time around, the producers decided it would be good to meet her as the two Starks went house-to-house asking for troops.

"The more we thought about it, Jon is going to come up against so many old guys with beards in the North, that what if she's a tougher audience? It seemed like an inherently fun scene to watch," coreator D.B. Weiss said in the "Inside the Episode" video.

Mission accomplished!

Who did Sansa send that letter to?

After Jon and Sansa weren't able to wrangle up the amount of troops they had hoped for, Sansa sends a letter. There's some question as to the recipient.

Best guess? It's probably going to Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen). The last time we saw him, he told Sansa that he has rallied the knights of the Vale to fight for her. But in her anger over his allowing her to marry Ramsay (Iwan Rheon), she refused his help.

Also, if you'll remember, she kept that information from Jon on episode five.

Don't cry for Arya.

From left, Faye Marsay as the Waif and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.

Viewers on Twitter kind of went nuts over whether Arya is going to die.

Yes, the Waif (Faye Marsay) shanked Arya pretty good. But there's a logical reason to believe that she isn't dead. How could we be so sure? The preview for the next episode pretty much shows Arya still has plenty of life in her.


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