Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 has finally surfaced on Hotstar and it won’t be wrong to say that it was all about ‘Thing we do for love’. The episode was hinting at Jaime Lannister and Bran Stark’s confrontation ever since episode 1 ended with them coming face to face. However, in episode 2 Bran is not angry with Jaime. It takes us back to the time when Jamie tried to shove Bran to his presumed death in order to protect his secret affair with his own twin sister Cersei. After the heinous act, he says, ‘things I do for love’. This time it was Bran who gave meaning to this line and hilariously enough, gave it back to Jaime Lannister as he pledges his support to the North.
Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2 is a declaration is all means that the Night King is here, and Jon Snow has till the sun comes up to prepare for the biggest battle in history. When Jon asks Tormund how much time they have, alluding to the White Walkers arriving at Winterfell, he says, "Until the sun comes up tomorrow." But before that, Jon Snow has another battle to fight, one with the love of his life Daenerys Targaryen. He finally reveals the truth to her claiming ‘I’m Aegon Targaryen’, son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.
Just when Daenaerys called it truce with Jon’s sister Sansa Stark by declaring her love for Jon Snow and fighting alongside him for the war against The Night King, she is hit hard with the truth. Will Daenerys now title Jon Snow as the true King of the Seven Kingdoms?
On the other hand, brothers Tyrion and Jaime share special moments with each other, just a few hours before the Night King knock at their doorsteps. The two share their memories with each other when they are accompanied by Brienne, Podrick Payne, Ser Davos and Tormund. They all come together in the final hours before the battle and Podrick sing the ‘Jenny’s song’. “High in the halls of the kings who are gone,” Podrick sings. “Jenny would dance with her ghosts. The ones she had lost and the ones she had found. The ones who had loved her the most.” The song also plays during the episode’s closing credits, where it is performed by Florence + The Machine.
Well, everything in Game Of Thrones has a meaning and so does this song. The song is about the love that is lost and aligns with Daenerys’ current situation in her love life with Jon Snow. Interestingly, In George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the song is known as “Jenny’s Song”; it’s about a woman named Jenny of Oldstones and her prince, Duncan Targaryen, who was Daenerys Targaryen’s great uncle.
The episode ends with the Night King making his presence felt at the Winterfell and as Bran claims, he is coming for him.