AceShowbiz - "Game of Thrones" season 8 returned for a second episode on Sunday, April 21. The episode opened with Jaime standing before Daenerys, Sansa Stark, Jon Snow and the rest of Winterfell upon his arrival. Understandably, Dany confronted Jaime about him murdering her father, The Mad King. Additionally, the thing that made her furious more was that Jaime arrived solo without Cersei's promised troops.
"She lied to me as well," Jaime said. When asked about his intention here, he told Dany, "I promised to fight for the living. I intend to keep that promise."
When Daenerys and Sansa didn't really buy his words, Jaime's brother Tyrion spoke for him. Despite everything, Jaime refused to apologize for his past misdeeds, reasoning that House Stark and House Lannister were at war at the time.
Bran Stark then chimed in out of nowhere, "The things we do for love." Fans must be familiar with the words as they were the same words that Jaime said to Cersei before pushing Bran out of window in the first season.
Back to the trial, Brienne of Tarth also defended Jaime, recalling how he saved her which resulted in him losing his hand. She also told Sansa that Jaime fulfilled his oath to her mother Catelyn to protect her through Brienne. Sansa eventually let Jaime stay because she trusted Brienne. Dany, too, decided to fight alongside Jaime. Meanwhile, Dany threatened Tyrion that she would find another Hand of the Queen if he couldn't see beyond his sister's manipulation and lies.
Later in the episode, Arya met Gendry and the two talked about the White Walkers. He told Arya what they were capable of doing because he had seen them, to which Arya responded, "I know death. He's got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one."
The episode also saw Jaime apologizing to Bran as he said, "I'm sorry for what I did to you." However, Bran told Jaime that he wasn't angry with him at all because everything has led him to where they are now.
The intense atmosphere between Dany and Sansa intensified in the episode as Dany slammed Tryion in front of Sansa for trusting Cersei. Clapping back, Sansa said, "You never should have either." Jon was later brought into their argument as Sansa told Dany, "He loves you, you know that." Dany then made sure that Sansa knew that the feeling was mutual, if not, she wouldn't be here fighting Jon's war. Interrupting their fight was Theon Greyjoy who was welcomed with a hug by Sansa.
As the war was fast approaching, Daenerys decided to keep Tyrion in the crypt during the battle. "You're here because of your mind," Dany said. "If we survive, I'll need it."
Meanwhile, one thing that would surprise fans in the episode was Arya and Gendry's relationship which took a sexual turn. Arya asked him about how many women he had been with and as the war was coming, she told him, "I want to know that it's like before that happens," before kissing him. After stripping down each other, they had sex. Also having their intimate moment in the episode were Missandei and Greyworm who shared a kiss before the latter headed off to battle.
Jon learned about his truth in the first episode and it was only time when he told Dany about it. The time came when Dany went to see Jon in the crypts. When the former talked about the old story that Rhaegar raped Lyanna Stark, Jon clarified, "He didn't. He loved her."
He then proceeded to tell her that Rhaegar and Lyanna married in secret and had a son together whom Ned Stark had promised to Lyanna to protect. "My name... My real name is Aegon Targaryen," Jon finally dropped the bombshell to Dany. "It's true, Dany. I know it is."
Dany then realized that Jon was the true heir of the Iron Throne but she didn't have time to discuss the matter as the Night King's army was already close and they needed to get ready for the battle of Winterfell.
In the promo of episode 3, all people in Winterfell are in position as they wait in the darkness for the enemy to come. "The most heroic thing we can do now is look the truth in the face," Sansa says in voiceover. Before the promo concludes, Dany announces, "The Dead is already here." Brienne can be heard yelling, "Stand your ground!"
"Game of Thrones" season 8 airs on Sundays at 9 P.M. on HBO.