Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 2 Reaction (Spoilers)

If you haven’t watched the episode yet, I warn you that I will be sharing some spoilers. Consider yourself warned. Don’t proceed past the banner below.



Episode One:

Last week, Game of Thrones treated us to a reunion tour. Fan favorites, and mine, shared screen time, all while preparing for the battle to come. I loved seeing Arya, the Hound, and Gendry interacting, but seeing her with Jon could not be matched with any other reunion the show threw at us. Sansa and Tyrion were another I couldn’t wait to see. It highlighted how far Sansa has come from the girl we met back in season one. In the back of my mind, I still wonder if those two are still considered married? (Even though they never consummated their marriage.) At the end of episode one, the long stare Bran gave Jamie upon his arrival, for a second, actually had me worrying for the kingslayer.

Episode Two:

While I’m still trying to gather my thoughts on the second episode, I am left to ponder Jon’s (Aegon’s) facial expression after he tells Daenerys of his newfound knowledge. After he shares with her who his parents actually were, her reaction is one I was prepared for. The Iron Throne is all she wants. If Jon was waiting for her to worry about them as a couple, he was sorely mistaken. We are related? I am your aunt? What does that mean for us? Any one of those question would have been better than,

“If it were true, it would make you the last male heir of House Targaryen. You’d have a claim to the Iron Throne.”

And here is Jon’s face:

From HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode Two




Other facial expressions had me grinning. Gendry’s indignation when Arya asked him if he had sex with the Red Priestess, and Tormund’s smile whenever he saw Brienne, were priceless.

I knew Jamie would be safe for now, but not so sure for next week when the battle begins. Knowing the show, and its shocking deaths, I have prepared myself for the worst. Who will live, who will die. In my mind, Jon, Arya, and Tyrion, are dead. Sansa, I am not sure about. I never cared for her, but I have come to appreciate her growth as a character. Episode two did everything to pull at my heartstrings. From Sansa and Theon’s hug, to Sam giving Jorah his family’s Valyrian sword, to Jamie knighting Brienne, I found myself bracing for next week.

And so it begins. The dead have arrived, and anyone could be lost. Who are you most worried about? How will it all end? I know for sure we will be losing some favorites next week.
Next week on Game of Thrones


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3 Comments on “Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 2 Reaction (Spoilers)

  1. Love your recap! I too pondered Jon’s facial expression when he told Daenerys that they are related. BUT, the twist will be if she is pregnant with his child. IF John dies, I will stop watching the show – I think. 🙂 It has been amazing!!!

    • It’s become my favorite of all time. I am hoping Jon survives, even if he doesn’t take the throne. He has never wanted it. I think Daenerys may become the Night Queen and Jon will have to kill her.

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