The Night King poster

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 highlights : Getting ready for the final battle!

GOT Episode 2 is here! We’ve been waiting for forever guys, one week seems like a year.

Waiting for Game of Thrones

The new Game of Thrones episode 2 builds the character arcs even more. This episode focuses on the storyline in the North, not focusing on Cersei and King’s Landing at all for once. Cersei is busy wondering about the elephants I believe!

Cersei and elephants

Arya, Sansa and Daenerys  – The tough little ladies

Episode 2 has everything – leather corsets (hello there, Sansa), courtroom drama and a power-hungry Queen!

Daenerys is still obsessed with everyone bending the knee and confronts Jaime talking about how he murdered her psychopath father. She doesn’t trust him and so does Sansa.

Brienne vouches for Jaime and Sansa mellows a little (seriously doubting whether this is because Jaime is Brienne’s Man-Crush Monday poster boy or her loyalty to Sansa). Tyrion and Jon believe that they should enlist the help of as many trustworthy men as they can.

Jaime thinking about Brienne

But Jaime reveals that once the Night King has been taken care of, Cersei plans to murder any remaining survivors with the help of Euron Greyjoy and the Golden Company mercenaries.

Daenarys, clearly upset by this revelation, blames Tyrion and takes out her frustrations on him. She’s stopped by Ser Jorah Mormont, who tries to knock some sense into her by telling him that Tyrion is very clever and therefore valuable.

He also urges her to make amends with Sansa as she’s going to need the support of the North in the future. Sansa, who has thankfully become one of the most practical and level-headed characters in the show, asks her about the fate of the North after the battle.

Daenerys reaction to Jon Snow

Dany becomes annoyed as she realises that Sansa and her posse may not bend their knees so willingly. After all, they just got their home back.

Jaime, meanwhile defends his actions to Sansa saying he would do it again. Bran responds to this by saying “The things we do for love”. Oh, snap!

Jaime later meets Bran in the Godswood, saying he was sorry for his actions and that “I’m not that man anymore”. Bran counters saying that he will still be the man who pushed him out of the window and that he would still have  been “Bran Stark” and not the “Three-eyed Raven”.  

Bran's reaction

 

Arya is seen talking to the Hound before they are interrupted by Beric Dondarrion. Annoyed, Arya walks off leaving the Hound saying she doesn’t wanna talk to “two miserable old shits” for the rest of her limited life.

She’s shooting arrows when Gendry (hot dude alert!) shows up with a Dragon Glass short spear and Arya decides to jump into bed with her old friend to spice things up. 

 

Arya and Gendry

Giantsbane and the Milk of Giants

Tormund Giantsbane, our favourite wildling, tells the story of how he earned the name ‘Giantsbane’ providing much needed comic relief among the other serious events going on.

Tormund and the surviving characters of the shoe namely – Tyrion, Brienne, Jaime, Podrick, Ser Davos Seaworth are sitting around a fire telling stories.

Apparently, Tormund got the name Giantsbane because he had killed a giant when he was ten years old and slept with his wife. The wife thought it fit to feed breast milk to little Tormund.

Tormund now claims that ‘Giants Milk’ is the reason for his strength.

Giant's milk for Tormund Giantsbane

Tyrion pours wine encouraging everyone to drink when the conversation topic ends being Brienne and how she’s not been knighted. She tells Tormund that ladies cannot be knights to which he replies that he would gladly make her a knight if he were a king.

Jaime then stands up and takes it upon himself to honour Brienne’s bravery by anointing her as a knight, something that should have been done by Renly Baratheon.

Brienne, with tears in her eyes is speechless and extremely happy, probably the happiest she’s ever been in her life.

Sam Tarly, in the meanwhile, meets up with Ser Jorah and offers him his family sword made of Valyrian steel and bids him adieu.

The Other Aegon Targaryen

Jon, who’s been avoiding Dany for the entire episode, is cornered by her in the crypts right in front of Lyanna Stark’s statue.

Dany says that she finds it difficult to believe that her brother Rhaegar had raped Lyanna. Jon replies saying that he didn’t and that Rhaegar and Lyanna had wed secretly, resulting in the birth of their son.

Jon Snow is Aegon Targaryen

The son grew up in the care of Ned Stark who had sworn to protect him to his dying sister Lyanna. The name of the son was to be Aegon Targaryen (our own Jon Snow).

Dany’s denial and the battlehorns

Dany however is shocked and fervently denies this, finding it all a little too convenient. Also she realises in horror that she’s been sleeping with her own nephew all this time, who has a better claim to the Iron Throne than her. 

Daenarys' reaction to Jon Snow

She is thirsty for power at this point in time. Her shenanigans make Jaime wonder out loud whether  she’s really any different than the other Targaryens. Tyrion replies by saying that he still believes in her.

But the horns blow and everyone gets ready to battle as the Night King’s army arrives in the distance.

The Night King arrives

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