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[REVIEW] Game of Thrones S08E02 Recap

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The calm before the Storm

When I started up this weeks episode, I went in wanting there to be a glimpse, or even a whisper of what the Night King, and the army of the dead were going to bring to Winterfell’s doorstep.

At first, I thought it was going to be like last week. Fan service reunions, hollow ominous build up for the war to come. How long did it finally take Daenerys to actually come to Westeros?

With Jamie’s arrival without an army behind him, Brienne stepping in, Bran forgiving Jamie (in a way) for pushing him out of the window all they way back in season one. This episode served its purpose.

The real turning point of this episode, and what separates it from the rest of the series, in my opinion. Was the news that army of the dead is more closer than ever. It hits home that the end is near.

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Sansa Stark keeping her friends close and her enemies closer

Indulgence in Firsts

Not saying that scene where Arya and Gendry finally kiss, and subsequently make love wasn’t a little awkward. But it made you feel like if there’s no real promise of tomorrow, wouldn’t you make the best of the time you have left?

From Sam giving Jorah his family sword to fight with, and telling him about his father being a good man, and telling him that he wound’t be here if weren’t for him. To drinks, and hugs being shared from everyone from The Hound to Tormund.

Everyone waiting for the fighting to start, everyone showing love and happiness while they can. Because this episode is what it’s really about. Love.

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The Knighting of Brienne of Tarth

The Game of Thrones end is near

When Podrick started singing, you couldn’t help but feel moved, and sadden at the same time. This night could be the last for everyone, and there’s a saddens that comes with it. Along with a sense of melancholy as we see everyone getting ready for battle. Laying with there loved ones, sharing their last meals.

Brienne receiving Knighthood was emotional to say the least. Though, well deserved.

Leaving us on a semi-sour note is Jon unveiling to Dany of the truth of his lineage. In true HBO form and sadistical cruelty, the credits roll, before the battle for the seven kingdoms can even begin.

For North American fans, Season 8 of Game of Thrones is available via HBO. For Australian fans, Season 8 is available via Foxtel.

How did we rate Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2? 5 Sodas
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