Jon Snow does a mic drop. Eddard is a big fat liar. Cersei gets dissed. Arya channels the Force. Varys has balls.

Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, season 6, episode 3, leaves Castle Black

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones episode, “Oathbreaker.”

Some major Stark family shakeups happen this week on Game of Thrones, and the weekly podcast crew of Dana, Vanessa and Peter are back to discuss every little detail of Season 6, Episode 3: “Oathbreaker.”

A Quick Recap:

  • Arya Stark gets her vision back
  • Bran Stark sees his father, Eddard, in action at the Tower of Joy
  • Rickon Stark has returned…phew!…but he’s now in Ramsay’s clutches…shit!
  • Jon Snow fashions his enemies with new neckties and quits the Night’s Watch

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We may have also caught a glimpse of a major plot point involving the identity of Jon Snow’s parents.

In one of the biggest moments of the episode, Bran witnesses a young Ned Stark facing off against legendary swordsman Ser Arthur Dayne, a member of the “Mad King” Aerys Targaryen’s Kingsguard, at the Tower of Joy.

According to Dayne, he was instructed by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen (Daenerys and Viserys’ older brother) to guard the tower, where Ned suspects his sister Lyanna is being held after Rhaegar kidnapped her and incited the rebellion that eventually saw the Targaryen dynasty removed from power and Robert Baratheon installed on the Iron Throne.

What relevance does this have to Jon Snow’s parentage? Feel free to fall down that rabbit hole of speculation here — but it’s discussed in detail on the podcast that after Lyanna’s death and Robert’s victory, Ned returned home to Winterfell (and his new wife Catelyn) with a bastard son, but refused to tell anyone the identity of Jon’s mother.

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  • Rickie

    found you guys from vanessa via girls gone geek (im not a geek girls but they do rule) and though our opinions may differ our love of wonder woman binds us as amazons for life.
    theories: as usual someone is going to save dany cause for some weird reason she plans to conquer the world with NO hand to hand combat training which makes no sense. this sister needs to listen to the song cinderella “i’d rather rescue myself” but nope she’d rather be a damsel.
    marjorie be dead ya’ll. mark my words. that is cersei’s way of “helping” ugh, her and her lover-brother need to just jump off a cliff.
    my favorite parts of the show are mareen cause literally my favorite characters are all there (minus dany this season). such great wardrobe, banter, and interactions. and all the eye candy of the brown boys sigh #greywormismine!
    i know they are on a budget but tyrion needs some time with the dragons actually bonding with them

  • Yes! More Tyrion and the dragons! Also, #Amazons4lyfe 😉