Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones” season 8, episode 2: “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.”
While last week’s season premiere was short and sweet (mostly sweet, what with emotional reunions and magic dragon rides) as it handled some necessary scene setting and callbacks, we expected sh*t to hit the fan in episode 2. Alas, while Jon Snow dropped the Aegon bomb to Daenerys, Arya went to bed with Gendry and Jaime gave Brienne the gift of knighthood, the episode felt like a 58-minute long goodbye. The motley crew of Winterfell found ways to celebrate their potential last day alive, and each character was given a lovely final night (that kiss between Missandei and Grey Worm?!), but we can’t help but assume that for every sweet scene, there’ll be an equally tragic one next week.
Nevertheless! As always, there were some punchy lines that provided a bit of reprieve from the whole “the-end-of-the-world-is-coming” vibe. Vote your favorite to the top!