Tonight Season 8 Episode 2 of Game of Thrones is premiering at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central). Last week’s episode was a beautiful work of art, and this week’s will likely only be better. We can’t wait to see what happens next.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Episode 2 Preview
The new season of Game of Thrones promises to be a beautiful and heartbreaking piece of art. Last week we weren’t disappointed. The episode began with Dany and Jon Snow and the rest of the crew arriving at Winterfell. Dany and Sansa had some tense moments, but Sansa learned that Dany and Jon are now in love. We never saw Ghost, but we did get to see Jon Snow riding Dany’s dragon Rhaegal.
Later, Sam revealed to Jon Snow that he’s part Targaryen: his mother is Lyanna and she and Rhaegar were married secretly before she gave birth to Jon. He was never actually a bastard, but Ned had to hide his true lineage from Robert so he wouldn’t be killed.
Sam did this because Bran persuaded him to, but also because he was angry upon learning that Dany burned his father and brother when they wouldn’t kneel. He urged Jon to claim his rightful place as ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, but Jon really never wanted the crown and is content with Dany having it.
There was a lot of infighting at Winterfell because many people were angered that Jon bowed to Dany, including Lyanna Mormont. But there’s truly no good way for them to defeat the Night King if they don’t have her dragons and her arm, especially now that the Night King has a dragon for himself.
There was even a reunion with Sansa and Tyrion, and a moment between Gendry and Arya fans that left them happy.
The episode also visited King’s Landing, where Theon rescued Yara while Euron was “courting” Cersei. The Golden Company also appeared, but Cersei was very unhappy that they didn’t bring elephants with them.
Bran is becoming less-and-less like Bran with every hour. The episode ended with him and Jaime coming face-to-face, after a harrowing moment at the Last Hearth where Tormund and Beric found Ned Umber nailed to a White Walker symbol.
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