HBO's Game of Thrones might not have thousands of pages to pack with details like the books on which it's based, but there are more than enough tidbits to keep diehard fans interested. Moving between a number of royal families and their scattered retainers, each episode builds up several dense storylines filled with complex webs of information and intrigue.
There are plenty of major developments that viewers all remember, highlights from each season that stick in their brains. But there might be just as many things you forget about Game of Thrones. Moments in between the battles and explosions that were filled with important details all the same. Or perhaps some lighter moments, quietly funny pauses that broke up the doom and gloom.
If you're looking to understand the story and the characters of the show a little better, here are all the things you forgot happened on GoT.
It's All Littlefinger's Fault
For four seasons, viewers believed that the Lannisters had murdered Jon Arryn, King Robert's Hand before Ned and Lysa Arryn's husband. But in this WTF moment in Season 4, Lysa lovingly recounted her conspiracy with Littlefinger. It turned out that Littlefinger urged Lysa to poison her own husband, then write a letter to Catelyn Stark saying the Lannisters did it! So really, Littlefinger instigated the suspicion that would boil into war between the Lannisters and the Starks. Slimy creep.
Olyvar Screwed Everybody
Remember this totally twisted arrangement of marriages that got going in Season 3? Well, the reason it kicked off is because the Lannisters discovered that Olenna was planning to marry Sansa to Loras Tyrell. They rearranged all the marriages to keep the chips in their family's favor. But how did they find out? Through the grapevine, of course, as Loras blabbed to Olyvar (who he was fooling around with) who blabbed to Littlefinger who blabbed to Cersei.
Tyrion Met Jon Snow
Tyrion made his own detour to the Wall just as Jon Snow was setting out to join the Night's Watch all the way back in Season 1. Tyrion's sharp tongue made Jon defensive at times, but these two bastards of a kind did become friendly enough. They wished each other well after Tyrion fulfilled his dream of pissing off the top of the Wall.
Littlefinger And Olenna Reconvened
Fans only got subtle clues about the truth of Joffrey's death until this quiet but powerful scene in Season 5. Here, the conspirators said in no uncertain terms that they killed Joffrey. Olenna wanted to know if Littlefinger helped Cersei imprison Loras and Margaery. He denied it, but he also offered Olenna some information against Cersei. The young man, Lancel Lannister, landed Cersei in the faith's captivity by the end of the season.