We got a great Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 as it had so many major fan pleasing moments that we almost lost count. The show is delivering exactly what it was supposed to, and this episode has been all about setting up the epic ending. It had a controversial moment which divided fans but given that the show has ran for almost 10 years, that moment had to happen someday!
This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2. Don’t go ahead if you don’t wanna know.
One of the greatest moments of the episode – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” was the gathering over a wine session where a few of the top tier and supporting characters came together to rejoice their final moments before the Great War. Jaime and Tyrion set the tone, Brienne, Podrick, Tormund, and Davos joined in to tell the tales of their past. Jaime turned Brienne of Tarth into a Knight and the scene ended with Podrick singing a song he knew, titled “Jenny’s Song.”
This is no ordinary song as in the Westeros lore, it refers to a story of the past involving an individual called Jenny of Oldstones. In the mythos, Jenny of Oldstones was a poor peasant who fell in love with Prince Duncan Targaryen. The two got married despite the objections of Duncan’s father, and to stand the marriage, Prince Duncan had to give up his right to the throne.
Now this song may have potentially spoiled the finale of the show as Season 8 could be taking a page out of Jenny’s tale. In the latest episode, we see Jon finally tell Daenerys about his true lineage. Dany was completely taken aback coming to know of the truth, and this could cause some serious relationship problems since it would make Jon a true heir to the Iron Throne with a claim much stronger than Dany’s.
Kit Harrington explained that after finding out about the truth, Jon was shook and he was actually confused. He said:
“He doesn’t f—king want it. He doesn’t want that f—king information. He doesn’t want to know. He has no ambition for the throne,” Harington explained. “He’s never wanted that. The end of the world might be coming soon but at least he’s in love with somebody and knows who he is, and then comes this sledgehammer.”
He says that Jon doesn’t want the throne, and if the show takes inspiration from Jenny’s song, then we could actually see Jon abandon the throne for love. The only question that arises here is that will his love be alive to sit on the throne or not.
With Dany now knowing the truth, Episode 3 could actually kill her off and turn her into the Night Queen. That would pit her and Jon against each other, and to make the Azor Ahai theory come true, Jon might end up killing Dany himself. So being livid with what he’s had to do, Jon could very well abandon the throne. Or he could abandon it anyway for Dany to rule (if she makes it out alive till the end.)
This season is going to be full of epic moments, but it will also be a massively emotional ride. Here’s what Kit Harrington had to say about it:
“The last season of Thrones seemed to be designed to break us. Everyone was broken at the end. I don’t know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so fucking tiring. We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, Right, I’m fucking sick of this. I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, ‘I’ve had enough now. I love this, it’s been the best thing in my life, I’ll miss it one day – but I’m done.’”
The next episode will premiere next Sunday, April 28.