Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2: What you missed during A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Game of Thrones Season 8 -- photo: Helen Sloan/HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations
Game of Thrones Season 8 -- photo: Helen Sloan/HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations /
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Game of Thrones Season 8 — photo: Helen Sloan/HBO — Acquired via HBO Media Relations
Game of Thrones Season 8 — photo: Helen Sloan/HBO — Acquired via HBO Media Relations /

8. Red Wedding reference

Arya and The Hound had another reunion, not as tense as the one in the Season 8 premiere, but a reunion none the less. While they had their little reunion with one another, a little Red Wedding reference was thrown in. A reference many of you missed.

As Beric Dondarrion showed up, The Hound mentioned how they may have well been at a “bloody wedding.” A call back to when Arya and The Hound showed up to a “bloody wedding,” a.k.a the Red Wedding in Season 3.

Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2
Game of Thrones Season 8 — photo: Helen Sloan/HBO — Acquired via HBO Media Relations /

9. Brienne being knighted

OK. So, this was easily the best moment of the night. Brienne was finally knighted, something that should have happened long ago. During this scene, there was a lot of little Easter eggs and throwbacks, many of them you wouldn’t have noticed because you would have been bawling your eyes out at how amazing this moment was.

The first point to note was the music when Jamie knighted Brienne. Playing in the background was the same music used when Jamie gave Oathkeeper to Brienne.

When Jamie knights Brienne, he calls her, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” If you are a TV only fan of the Game of Thrones you would have certainly missed the significance of this. Because not only is it the episode title for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 but it is also the name of a spin-off book by George R.R. Martin, which is about Duncan the Tall, Brienne’s ancestor.

Finally, when Pod started singing, it was the song “Jenny’s Song.” Jenny of Oldstone is a supposed descendant of the Children of the Forest, who was married to Duncan Targaryen who was named after Duncan the Tall. So, a lot of Brienne ancestor connections during that momentous moment.

“Jenny’s Song” was performed in the end credits by Florence + the Machine. This is the only band performing a song, and it was on the request of the Game of Thrones showrunners. The music video for “Jenny’s Song” is well worth watching, with plenty of clips from earlier seasons.

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That is all there is to share with you. I didn’t spot anything else that you might have missed in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2. If you spotted anything not listed above that think should be mentioned then please, share your wisdom by dropping a comment below.

Game of Thrones returns on Sunday, April 28 at 9/8C on HBO