Game Of Thrones has just dropped its second episode and it’s pretty clear that after a slightly slower season premiere, all of the big pieces are finally falling into place.
Though this again felt like a lot of set up it’s intriguing to see all of the characters coming together and I’m pretty stoked to see what will happen.
Throughout this, I’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know about episode two as well as what it could lead to down the line.
This is full spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t seen the latest release in the season yet and don’t want to know what happens then I highly recommend that you turn off now.
With that out the way, I hope you enjoy the video, now sit back, relax and let’s get into my Ending Explained break down of Game Of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 2.
GOT: Episode 1 Recap
Ok so just a quick recap on episode one. The premiere of the season felt like a big high school reunion in with a lot of the cast of characters meeting after many years apart.
Cersei said something that will forever be quoted by teenage girls on Instagram for many years to come, Sam divulged to Jon that Danerys is his Aunty which he incests is treason and Bran had a week-long staring contest with Jaime Lannister.
Episode Two Recap
Episode two picks up immediately after this with Jaime arriving at Winterfell like the new kid on campus. None of the characters have followed him for seven seasons so they kinda remember him as the bad kid from Primary school that you’ve been trying to avoid your entire life cos he wedgied you once.
It’s clear he’s had a change of heart though and early on Jaime reminds us why we love him so much by telling everyone that this goes beyond loyalty and is about survival.
Brienne vouches for him and because Sansa vouches for Brienne, he’s quickly accepted as the new hot guy in School that everyone wants to sit with.
Jaime pretty much goes through the episode setting things up for the future and we get him venturing around the area meeting the characters and trying to show that he’s the MVP.
If you’re like me and thought that Bran could be a bit mad at him for well, pushing him out of a window, you’ll be pleased to know that no grudges are held because, 1) Jaime is the new hot jock and Bran needs the cool points and 2) he has the ability to see through time and has probably been staring at Jaime since season 1 so he knows he’s a changed man.
Jaime also catches up with Tyrion to bash their sister and reunites with Brienne to hash it out a bit. Arya is also looking at getting some loving finally which no, it’s not creepy, I know she might seem like she’s still 12 years old but I’m sure she’s about 32 now so yeah, let the girl get some.
The White Walkers Are A Walking
It can’t all be sex and sisters though as the White Walkers are slowly, very very slowly, walking towards Winterfell and Dany heads out with Sansa to mend bridges. The two kinda discuss what’s happening and what will eventually happen and it’s clear that Dany won’t let the love for her nephew, I mean boyfriend get in the way of the throne.
Anyway, they decide that the way to attract the Night King is to lure him out using Bran. If you’ve seen my Night King Explained video, which if you haven’t go watch it after this, then you’ll know that Bran has been marked by the character and therefore can be found by him at all times. They plan to use this to draw him out and finally take him down, though it probably won’t be that easy.
There’s almost like a prom party where all the characters talk and there’s even some sex though we don’t see any nudity which, If that’s what you’ve come for then this will be the worst Game Of Thrones episode ever.
The Horns Of War
Jon has been ghosting Dany since he found out she’s his aunt and has never once given him a Christmas present and the two hash it out and it becomes pretty clear that Jon also has a claim to the throne which will probably put him in the firing line of Dany’s favourite dragon.
Just as they’re about to discuss who is about to get the throne when this is over, they are SAVED BY THE BELL, literally and the horns of war sound!
I literally wrote this entire video as a high school metaphor for that one saved by the bell line…dear me…I’m sorry.
Anyway, the Night King and co are finally here and there’s about to be a big showdown.
Episode 3 Predictions
Episode 3 is clearly going to be the big battle that’s been teased in trailers and man I really can’t wait for this huge showdown. Cersei didn’t even need to be present this episode and her absence actually makes you realise that she’s also going to be absent for the fight going forward.
I actually think the majority of the forces will be slaughtered here as from a writing point of view, The Golden Company needs to come into it somehow down the line so it makes sense that our Winterfell Wonders will lose and be forced to team up with them.
It’s going to make for a great third episode and I definitely think that all this setup will be worth it.
So, what did you think of the episode and if you were disappointed by the first episode did this restore your faith?
Comment below and let me know!