‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: All the Secret Season 1 Callbacks You Probably Missed

In the new season of Game of Thrones, we’re seeing a lot of characters reconnect. Some of them haven’t seen each other since Season 1, so there have been a lot of callbacks to the season that started the television phenomenon. But since it has been a long time since the show’s freshman season, you may have been missing these Easter eggs.

So what are they and what do they say about what has yet to come? It looks like things are coming full circle on the show. Here are seven callbacks to Season 1 you probably missed on Game of Thrones Season 7.

1. ‘That’s not you’

Season 1:

Arya is talking to Ned Stark.

Arya is talking to Ned Stark. Arya and Ned Stark on Game of Thrones | HBO

Season 7:

Arya is in the woods in the snow and says "That's not you."

Arya is in the woods in the snow and says "That's not you." Arya Stark on Game of Thrones | HBO

The episode “Stormborn” had somewhat of a cryptic scene with Arya Stark and her lost direwolf, Nymeria. Nymeria approaches her with her pack and after Arya tries to greet her back, Nymeria and the pack leaves. It’s somewhat a sad scene, in which Arya says: “That’s not you.”

This odd response is a callback to the Season 1 episode, “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things.” D.B. Weiss explains this choice in an interview, according to Vanity Fair.

‘That’s not you’ is a direct reference to what Arya herself said to her father when her father painted this picture for her as a lady of a castle, and marrying some lord and wearing some frilly dress. Arya’s not domesticated, and it makes total sense her wolf wouldn’t be either. Once the wolf walks away, at first she’s heartbroken to have come this close. Then she realizes the wolf is doing exactly what she would do if she were that wolf.

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