'Game of Thrones' season 8 episode 2 spoilers show the night before the great war filled with tension, honor and sex
This article contains spoilers for 'Game of Thrones' season 8, episode 2.
The second episode of Game of Thrones' season is finally here and boy, is there a lot to watch out for! For an episode that relies on elaborate reunions, for the most part, the little developments that happen throughout the episode is brilliant proof of just why the HBO series has evolved into the worldwide phenomenon that it has been in its eight-year-long past. The last and final season based on George R. R. Martin's books, season 8, premiered on April 14 and was received with tremendous enthusiasm, but the second episode on April 22 is something else altogether.
The crux of the episode lies in the Starks and the North preparing for the war in general, as Tormund arrives to inform them that they have as little time as whatever's left until the sun comes out. And true to the warning, the White Walkers do appear with their colossal army but worry not, that's right at the end of the episode. Before that, we have a lot of ground to cover, thanks to one certain Sir Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) who has arrived at Winterfell after eight long years.
The episode kicks off with Jaime's trial as he's being held for the murder of the mad king Aegon Targaryen; attempted murder of Bran Stark (Isaac H. Wright) and also for committing incest with his twin sister, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). He is given the chance to explain himself and even though Bran ends up uttering "The things we do for love," luckily for Jaime, Lady Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) vouches for his loyalty and thus he is able to get pardon from the Starks and the Queen in the north, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke.)
The next big thing in the episode is, of course, the Stark sisters embracing their innermost desires as Sansa (Sophie Turner) is able to tell Daenerys that the North has vowed not to accept being ruled by another ruler from the South and Arya (Maisie Williams) - simply put - has sex for the first time. While Sansa was being convinced by Daenerys that the latter is on their side, Arya finally got her weapon made by the Baratheon bastard, and her old friend Gendry. The youngest Stark who is now a vicious faceless assassin then proceeds to tell the weapon maker that she wants to know what it - having sex, that is - feels like before she dies in the upcoming battle. Her wishes get granted, no doubt, and as thrilled as we are about Arya finally getting some, it is her sister's triumph over Daenerys' authority that makes Sansa win this round.
On more wholesome aspects, Jaime knights Brienne for her fierce loyalty and dauntless spirit and in that golden moment, we see Tormund clapping like a maniac as his crush is getting knighted because nobody deserved it more than our kickass female fighter. But the biggest spoiler from the show was dropped by Jon Snow (Kit Harington) to his new lady love, Daenerys, as he revealed his true identity to her. Meaning, Daenerys now knows that she and her nephew have been sleeping together. So good luck with that!
'Game of Thrones' airs on Sundays, at 9 pm, only on HBO.