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The best and the worst moments from Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

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After the mixed reaction to the premiere episode of Season 8, the much-awaited Episode 2 was out yesterday. With only 6 episodes this season, the pressure on each episode to deliver is high. After all, this is the final season, guys!

So, what do we have in Episode 2? Much more than we had in the first episode. Episode 2 was much tighter, faster, and filled with some great moments. Here’s a look at the best and the worst moments from Game of Thrones Episode 2.

The Best Moments of Episode 2

The episode was crammed with major moments. Here’s a curated pick of the top moments from the show.

1. Brienne of Tarth is now Ser Brienne:

This has to be one of the major highlights of Episode 2. One of our favorite lady fighters was knighted by Ser Jaime in the latest episode. The poignant scene shows a very emotional Brienne kneel in front of Jaime as he awkwardly draws out his sword with his left hand and says the words, the sword resting on Brienne’s shoulder. Brienne had always been a fighter and who could be more deserving of a knighthood but her? And it was kind of poetic that she was knighted by Jaime.

2. J+B anyone? : Keep still, my beating heart! I can’t get over the adorable chemistry between Jaime and Brienne. Right from the moment in the Great Hall when she stands up for him, to Jaime telling her that he is here to serve under her command, the chemistry between the two is so tangible, you could touch it!

3. Lyanna being awesome. As always: I swear the world needs more Lyanna Mormonts. As she tells Cousin Jorah that she won’t hide in the crypts but will fight for the North, I’m sure all the viewers’ chests collectively swelled with pride.

4. The Night’s Watch reunion. And Tormund: Our favourite black brother with a dry sense of humor, Eddison Tollett is back with what’s left of the Night’s Watch. But even as he moves to give old pal Jon a hug, look who gets to Jon first. It’s Tormund, you guys! But the hug is only a precursor to his actual motive of being in Winterfell. Who cares about the White Walkers, anyway? Tormund’s got eyes only for Brienne.

5. Bran being Bran and Jaime being, well, baffled:

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Bran has his own unique way of maintaining the same expression no matter what. And it beautifully adds some creepiness to everything that he says (forgive the paradox). So first he cooly reminds Jaime that he hasn’t forgotten a thing (The things we do for love!), and then asks him a pertinent question (How do you know there’s an afterwards?). And later, Bran revealing that the Nights King’s purpose is to erase this world by killing its memory, Bran himself, was putting everything we saw until now into perspective.

6. The party by the fire. The odd mix of people sitting by the fire and having what could be the last drink of their lives was a delight to watch. It starts with the two Lannister brothers acknowledging the truth about their sister. Then come Brienne and Podrick. Soon, they are joined by Tormund who probably was stalking Brienne (is it cute or is it creepy?) and Davos. Tormund’s story about why he is known as Giantsbane was alright. The reactions were priceless, especially Davos declaring he needs a drink, after all.

7. Honorable mentions: Grey Worm and Missandei deciding to go to Naath after they are done with Daenerys’ wars, Tyrion sitting by Bran to hear his story, Jorah counseling Dany about Tyrion, Sansa and Theon reunion, and Jorah getting a Valyrian steel sword from Sam.

 

The Worst Moments of Episode 2

Well, the episode was mostly good, but it had its moments of well, not good? Here’s a quick recap.

1. Arya and Gendry. Enough said: We all have seen Arya literally grow up on the series. She is the universal ‘little sister’ no matter that now she is a part of the Faceless Men. And everyone was quite keen on her and Gendry ending up together (Let’s join our Houses, says Robert to Ned). But not like this, for gods’ sake.

2. Daenerys and literally everybody else.

Seriously, what is wrong with Daenerys? Is the madness which plagued her House getting to her finally? First, she is unfairly mad at Tyrion because Cersei did not send an army. Then, she looks as if someone stole her ice cream when Jon and Sansa decide to let Jaime live. Then she proceeds to threaten Tyrion that she will strip him of his position as a Hand. Immediately afterward, we see that she is being the sweet girl again when she attempts to win Sansa’s trust and does impressively well but Sansa only has to remind her that the North belongs to the Northerners and we see the flash of madness on Dany’s face again.

3. Ghost in a completely downplayed cameo: Our favorite white direwolf with red eyes only got a cameo in episode 2. Why didn’t we see Jon bonding with him? And he doesn’t even get Dany to meet his wolf and see whether he approves of bae. Major disappointment.

4. Jon proposes, Dany disposes:

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So, Jon proposes the theory that he is Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen’s legitimate son Aegon Targaryen. (Because Bran saw so, and Sam read it somewhere). Firstly, the timing was really bad. Either Jon should have immediately come to her and told her that he is her nephew, or held his horses until the great war is fought. What is the point in talking about something so important when he knows the army of the dead will be at the gates any minute? Secondly, Dany’s reaction! She is not worried about the moral implications of this. All she is worried about is Jon’s claim to the Throne. And boy, is she angry at that! Madness is coming.

All in all, a good episode. And we saw the dead horses with their riders, finally. They are here.







Prachi is an avid reader and a writer. An electrical engineer, she found her calling in writing after going through the motions of a corporate job for more than six years. When she is not reading or writing, she can be found staring into the space contemplating the vagaries of life.

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Emilia Clarke hosts virtual dinner for 12 lucky fans that donated to her COVID-19 relief fund

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Checkout Emilia Clarke's Virtual Cooking session hosted for 12 fans

Our world needs a lot of goodness and kindness right now. Speaking of, Game of Thrones actors have been especially very kind since the pandemic outbreak. While somebody like Isaac Hempstead Wright has helped his stepdad distribute the PPE to the health workers, the likes of Sophie Turner has been vocal about the need for social distancing. They haven’t been behind in giving charities as well. Maisie Williams generously gave £50000 to her animal shelter, Emilia Clarke too, has been doing her bit in spreading happiness as well. Read on to know more about it.

As per Independent, Clarke recently hosted a virtual cooking session with her fans and shared the pictures on her Instagram. The 12 fans were the winners of a lucky draw pulled from those that donated to her COVID-19 relief fund. Clarke in her own words had a roaring time and the pictures are proof of it. Check out the post!

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Mid-“my batter looks like its thrown up on itself, how about yours?!” Chat… THIS is how I throw a cook-along party, (in Covid time that IS a thing I swear) full of mess and big arm gestures in lieu of actual cooking knowledge. Ted @gommie_poem and I were joined in my messy kitchen by 12 beautiful souls as we all made and ate…pancakes! 🥳 (a soufflé seemed a bridge too far) Quote of the meal “mine look like chicken fillets” (to be fair I found a recipe that didn’t need flour so things got a little… DENSE. 😋) This roaring good time we all had was a thank you for the incredible donations these wonders made towards @sameyouorg Covid Relief fund. We have created an online clinic for brain injury recovery which is growing into something truly magic. LIKE OUR PANCAKES! #newcookingshowanyone? #illbrushuponmywhiskingskills #👩‍🍳 #❤️ #👌

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Clarke wrote:

“Mid-’my batter looks like it’s thrown upon itself, how about yours?!’ Chat… THIS is how I throw a cookalong party, (in Covid time that IS a thing I swear (full of mess and big arm gestures in lieu of actual cooking knowledge.”

She loved making her food with “12 beautiful souls” and revealed her reason for hosting the cook-along. She wrote further:

“This roaring good time we all had was a thank you for the incredible donations these wonders made towards @sameyouorg Covid Relief fund.”

Checkout Emilia Clarke's Virtual Cooking session hosted for 12 fans

Clarke had launched her charity SameYou in 2019 which looks after the adults who have suffered strokes and brain injuries. She especially wanted to help the individuals during the pandemic and wanted to raise £250,000 for the same.

We have absolutely loved how active our favorite stars have been in these trying times. Clarke has been especially associated with multiple charity events which just goes on to show what a golden heart she is.

What about you? How has your lockdown been going? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Pilou Asbæk and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau celebrate Denmark’s freedom from Nazi rule

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Game of Thrones actors Pilou Asbæk and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau celebrate the freedom from Nazi rule

Some dates are more significant in our lives than others. For some, it’s their birthday, or their anniversary, while for some, every day matters. However, some dates define who we are. They represent our upbringing, our roots, our culture, and our nation. Recently, two Game of Thrones actors, Pilou Asbæk and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, celebrated a similarly important day rather quietly. Read on to find out more!

May 4th marked the 75th year of the freedom for Denmark from the Nazi rule. It was on this day in 1945 that Danish people finally got their independence from the brutal reign of German forces. Both Asbæk and Waldau took to their Instagram and reflected on it.

Game of Thrones actors Pilou Asbæk and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau celebrate the freedom from Nazi rule

While Asbæk looked back on the day by thanking the joint forces of the US, the UK, and the Soviet Union. He also pondered over what the future holds for the people in the next 75 years. Check out his post:

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75 years ago today…these guys left #denmark #secondworldwar not on trucks like the photo, that’s from a movie set…but by surrendering themselves to the #allies it’s pretty crazy how the world has changed since then 😳 back during the war England helped freeing #europe , so did America, and Soviet Union (I understand #bornholm might see that differently, other story)…But now…well…you know 🤷🏼‍♂️ #england can’t leave EU quick enough 🤔, USA is on a completely different ride and Germany 🇩🇪 / France are working together to save the European Union from falling apart. I will forever be #thankful for what the UK/USA/Soviet Union did…without you…the world would have looked even stranger…. but guys…I kinda miss you nowadays, please don’t go too far 😂😂😂😂🤷🏼‍♂️🙏🏻😉 on another note yet the same, how will the world look in 75 years from now, the future be, if we do not stop up and make the right decisions??? That’s the big question… as a father to a little girl ❤️ I promise you I will do my best to make it safe, well and healthy ☺️🙏🏻 if we pull together, hopefully it’s not too late!!! . #never #forget #the #past #if #you #wanna #understand #the #future #midnightmelancholia

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Nikolaj, too, felt grateful for the forces that defended Denmark then from Nazi tyranny. He wrote:

“Today we remember and are grateful for the people who stood up and defended our freedom and democracy against the Nazi tyranny. May 4th 1945 ended the darkest years in Denmark.”

Well, isn’t it great to see two co-stars sharing the same history and being grateful for it?  On the work front too Nikolaj’s Danish film got many international deals.

We congratulate Denmark and the Danish people on the landmark day. You can do the same; the comment section is all yours!







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Iain Glen (Jorah) almost played Nite Owl in a shelved 2003 Watchmen movie

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Iain Glen was the original Night Owl in the shelved Watchmen movie

They say destinies are beyond our control. Well, if you will read our latest story you will know why. Zack Snyder’s film Watchmen hit the theatres in 2009 and years later we have found a Game of Thrones connection to that film. Confused? Well, don’t be. Read on to find out more!

As per Winter is coming, long before Patrick Wilson donned the hat of Nite Owl in Snyder’s film, Iain Glen a.k.a. Ser Jorah Mormont was supposed to. Unfortunately for him and for a lot of his fans, the film was shelved and never saw the light of the day.

However, now we have struck gold and found the test footage of the 2003 film. That film was going to be made by David Hayter and somehow that footage has now landed on the internet.

How about that? Did you like the suave looking nerdy Glen? After having seen what we saw in Game of Thrones it would have been such a different role for Glen. Unfortunately, Hayter could only make the film as far as that.

While the comparisons with the eventual released Watchmen can continue for an eternity, we can say for sure that we as an audience missed out on a fine performance.

Iain Glen was the original Night Owl in the shelved Watchmen movie

Good thing for HBO is that their mini-series on the same subject earned them some great acclaim and solid viewings. While Glen may not have got the chance to wear the superhero costume as yet he was truly a hero in the HBO’s epic saga. He after all shot for Thrones while his wife had a brain hemorrhage.

What did you make of the footage? Talk to us in the comments below!







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