Spoilers for Game of Thrones and the A Song of Ice and Fire novels continue below. Read on at your own risk.
“To go north, you must journey south, to reach the west you must go east. To go forward you must go back and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow.”
So the mysterious Quaithe told Daenerys Targaryen back in George R.R. Martin’s second novel A Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Clash of Kings, and so that quote seems to be more relevant than ever in the fourth episode of Season 6, “Book of the Stranger.”
Quaithe, a veiled woman who is from the Shadow Lands, only appeared in two episodes of Game of Thrones back in Season 2. Despite her conversation with Dany in the books, she never ended up meeting the Mother of Dragons during her time in Qarth, nor did she relay her now infamous prophecy. She did, however, have two significant interactions with Jorah Mormont.