What Many Fans Missed in “The Calm Before the Storm” Episode
The second episode of the eighth season of Game of Thrones “A knight of the seven kingdoms”, was without a doubt, one of the best episodes the show has ever produced. This episode can be described as the calm before the storm as it was exactly what it was. If you haven’t had the chance to watch it yet, you are in a treat.
However, if you have been watching the show since the beginning, the internet is already enraged with one of the scenes from the episode involving Arya and Gendry. Even though she wasn’t the center of attention in this episode, her unexpected scene left us wondering just why?
Anyway, here is what you may have missed from the episode;
1. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
This episode was revealed at the very end as it was aired to be called a knight of the seven kingdoms. It was a clear reference to Jaime anointing Brienne.
2. The series has been playing us in regards to Arya’s faces.
Trailers are often misleading and in the second trailer, we hear Arya say: “I know death. He’s got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one.” This got us believing that Arya would soon be wearing familiar faces like the Hound, Sansa and even a Wight.
3. The Mormont Cousins
We know that Jorah Mormont was to be the Lord of Bear Island after his father, Joer Mormont, joined the Night’s watch. Unfortunately, he was caught selling poachers to slavers for which he had to flee Westeros leaving his aunt, Maege Mormont, the Lady of Bear Island. Maege died leaving Jorah’s cousin, Lyanna Mormont, the new Lady of Bear Island. Hey CUZZ !
4. Brienne is the first female Knight in Westeros.
All reunions aside, this was one of the most emotional moments of the episode in which Jaime knights Brienne of Tarth, officially making her Ser Brienne of Tarth. The moment was overwhelming as she was applauded by some of the great minds of Westeros and warriors as well shortly after sharing their survival stories. No doubt, there have been a handful of female warriors in Westeros, Ser Brienne of Tarth is the first and perhaps the only female knight.
7. Bran knows all
We think we know Bran but he keeps getting weirder and weirder every episode. “The things we do for love”, were the last words he heard before Jaime pushed him off that tower. During Jaime’s trial, Bran reminded him of that and in the Godswood, he reveals the Night King’s motivations: to kill him. The Night King wants the total annihilation of man and wants to destroy their stories, which Bran and Sam are keepers of. Plus, he did not point out during the trial that it was Jaime who crippled him, knowing that he would not leave that trial alive if Jon found out. The war against the dead is bigger which Bran tends to focus on.
8. House Glover may be already dead.
In the first episode, Sansa reads a letter from Lord Glover, informing her that they would not be joining the fight at Winterfell. When Tormund and co returned and informed Jon that who ever is not with them anymore is now fighting for the Night King. Plus, with the number of dead in the crypts below Winterfell might also bring back some wanted yet unwanted loved ones which the living will have to put down.
9. Podrick’s song has several meanings
You’d think any one would know a good song but, in the end, it was Podrick who came up with one. The song was called Jenny’s song that told the story of Jenny of Oldstones. Jenny had a doomed love affair with Prince Duncan Targaryen, who renounced his future claim to the throne to be with her. It meant his brother, the future Mad King Aegon Targaryen, became first in line. Both Duncan and his father, King Aegon V, died in the great fire of Summerhall, after Aegon attempted to bring back dragons from petrified eggs. High in the halls of the kinds who are gone Jenny would dance with her ghosts the ones she had lost and the ones she had found and the ones who had loved her the most During the fire, Prince Rhaegar — Daenerys’ brother and Jon Snow’s father — was born. The circumstances of his birth led Rhaegar to believe he was the oft-mentioned Azor Ahai, a.k.a. the Prince that was Promised, as the prophecy states he (or she) shall be born “amidst smoke and salt”. We now know he’s not, but it’s interesting that the two likeliest contenders — Jon Snow (real name: Aegon Targaryen) and Dany — are directly related to Rhaegar.