An exciting build-up episode that focuses on the tensions between the characters at Winterfell, ahead of the battle against the dead.
The second episode of Game of Thrones season 8 has aired and while we still did not get any White Walker action; however, there was some serious sexual action gracing our screens. The episode centred on Jaime Lannister, who now seems to be as integral to the final plot-line as Bran Stark and has also joined the Starks and Targaryens in the fight against the dead. There are few people on the show who have witnessed such a dramatic change of character as Jaime. While the first episode went back and forth between King’s Landing and Winterfell, this one was solely focused on the characters at Winterfell; where we got to see some pretty great moments including Arya losing her virginity, Brianne getting knighted and Jon finally letting Dany know that he is a legitimate heir to the throne.
The second episode of the final season featured around the former Golden Lion flit around Winterfell in a sullen matter coming face-to-face with the town’s folk as the saying, “The North Remembers” rings true in this context. The episode was another build-up to the impending battle that’s waiting just over the horizon which looks like it’s going to happen in next week’s episode. However, the battle between the living and the dead is not the only conversation that’s going to happen next week; the conversation between Jon and Dany which took place in the crypt is still left hanging and in all honesty, that’s as important as the final battle. These small intertwining stories have always been the crux of the show which makes the overall story all the more intriguing.