Season Eight of Game of Thrones has had its fair share of issues—important details overlooked by the showrunners in favor of big cool fight scenes. In the books and in the TV show, it’s made pretty clear that no one on Euron Greyjoy’s ship, The Silence, can speak because he’s cut out their tongues. Often referred to as “mutes and mongrels” in the books, Euron cuts out the tongues of the men he’s spared during his pirate raids and makes them part of his crew. He does this so they can’t challenge him or attempt to mutiny against him. This is mentioned in the show in both Season Eight and Season Seven.
But, one Reddit user noticed that when Daenerys is attacking Euron’s ship, you can clearly hear someone yell watch out in the background:
This last episode, Euron and two of his shipmates yelled “Turn around!” after Dany zipped by them on her dragon.
What’s wrong with this scene?
In season 7 episode 2, in the first episode of season 8, AND in the book, it’s reveled that his ship’s crew is made up of all mute men because he had their tongues ripped out
During the fight with Euron (where Theon jumps in the water) in the background, you can see Euron’s crew ripping the tongues out of captives to replace them with the crew that have been killed during that battle.
He even says to Yara that the reason he kept her alive is because there isn’t anyone to talk to on his ship because they are a bunch of mutes.
Yes, it’s a small thing, but this is just another in a long list of plot holes and inconsistencies in this season. From coffee cups to lazy writing and the changing geography of King’s Landing, this lack of attention to detail is the latest example of how careless this show has become. These moments are a disservice to George R.R. Martin’s meticulous world building and the fandom that appreciates this type of storytelling that has been decades in the making. It’s a shame really.