The second episode of the eighth season of Game of Thrones aired on Sunday evening, and you best believe I parked my ass in front of our television to tune in (as did most of the world, I’m guessing).
Like my last post detailing the key points of the episode, if you haven’t yet seen the second episode, I encourage you to exit this page now to avoid spoilers.
With a majority of the show’s main characters preparing for the upcoming battle against the dead in Winterfell, we finally see Jamie interact with Sansa, Daenerys, Tyrion and Bran (slightly awkward reunion) as he asks for permission to fight for Winterfell in the battle. Daenerys and Sansa are reluctant to permit him to join their ranks, though Brienne of Tarth vouches for him and sways Sansa’s opinion. Jamie also formally knights Brienne which was an incredible scene and I may or may not have teared up a bit.
Jon finally spills the beans to Daenerys about his true identity, and, as you can likely imagine, he’s pissed. John’s lineage makes him the last living and rightful heir to the Iron Throne, which is Daenerys’ end goal. It should be interesting to see how Jon and Daenerys’ relationship changes from here forward, considering they’re currently participating in an incestual relationship.
Tormund is also a main focal point of this episode, and his feelings for Brienne haven’t changed in the slightest.
Theon finally returns to Winterfell and reunites with Sansa, which is about as emotional as it sounds.
And, Arya and Gendry get it on as Arya figures she may as well experience intimacy once before she potentially croaks in the upcoming battle, so that was a highlight for sure.
With the upcoming third episode containing the infamous battle between the living and the dead, I can only assume that several main characters will get the axe.
And that’s the tea.