The portrayal of two ground-breaking families – rulers and rulers, knights and rebels, liars and genuine men – playing a lethal game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit on the Iron Throne.
Second episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and last season
The second episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and last season, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” contains a major Easter egg from the books the show depends on (fitting, since it circulated on Easter Sunday), and it could be real foretelling with respect to what’s on the horizon for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, and which one may take the Iron Throne.
At the finish of the episode, a few knights — Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Brienne of Tarth (who was knighted in this episode), Podrick (Brienne’s squire), Davos Seaworth, and Tormund Giantsbane — are drinking together when Tyrion requests that the gathering sing a tune. They all decay aside from Podrick, who starts to sing a dismal tune.
“High in the corridors of the lords who are gone,” Podrick sings. “Jenny would hit the dance floor with her apparitions. The ones she had lost and the ones she had found. The ones who had adored her the most.”
The tune additionally plays amid the episode’s end credits, where it is performed by Florence + The Machine.
In George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books, the tune is known as “Jenny’s Song”; it’s about a lady named Jenny of Oldstones and her sovereign, Duncan Targaryen, who was Daenerys Targaryen’s distant uncle. What’s more, it’s especially relevant to Dany’s present sentimental circumstance with Jon Snow and her sights on the Iron Throne.
Duncan Targaryen surrendered the Iron Throne for adoration — will Dany or Jon do likewise?
The way to comprehension “Jenny’s Song” exists in the Targaryen family tree. Daenerys had two siblings who are currently perished: Viserys was murdered in season one’s “A Golden Crown,” and Rhaegar — who was likewise Jon Snow’s father — kicked the bucket before the beginning of the arrangement.
Their dad was Aerys II Targaryen, a.k.a. the Mad King who was executed by Jaime “Kingslayer” Lannister. The inquisitive thing however is Aerys II wasn’t really the preferred choice in progression.
That would be Duncan Targaryen.
The TV show improved and changed the Targaryen family line; Duncan is Aerys II’s sibling on the show, and his uncle in the books. Yet, basically, all you have to know is that Duncan Targaryen surrendered his case to the Iron Throne.
He did as such by wedding a lady named Jenny of Oldstones. This enraged his family, who had arranged a political marriage. On the TV appear, Aerys II was next in the line of progression after Duncan was good and gone (in the books, it was Aerys II’s dad and afterward Aerys II). So if not for Duncan putting Jenny over his case to the Iron Throne, Aerys II may never have rose to it.
Game of Thrones has totally separated from its source material now; the books invested a ton of energy weaving “Jenny’s Song” into Rhaegar Targaryen’s (Dany’s sibling and Jon’s father) story and a prescience (one that includes Rhaegar) about a guardian angel, The Prince That Was Promised. And keeping in mind that the show has referenced that prediction, it hasn’t generally fleshed out Rhaegar’s story the manner in which the books have.
Finish of A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Duncan and Jenny parallel the end result for’s Jon and Daenerys. Toward the finish of “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” Jon discloses to Daenerys what he gained from Sam a week ago: He’s really a Targaryen, the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. She recognizes that in the event that this is valid, at that point he is the last male beneficiary fo the Targaryen family, and beneficiary to the Iron Throne. Consequently, all together for either Jon or Dany to guarantee the Iron Throne, the other would hypothetically need to surrender it, maybe out of adoration.
Looking forward, it’s a lot simpler to envision Jon taking Duncan’s course than Dany, since Dany has since quite a while ago trusted the Iron Throne is a piece of her fate, while Jon kind of faltered into his conditions.
While either Dany and Jon may finish up surrendering their predetermination for affection, there’s no assurance that they’ll both make it as far as possible of Game of Thrones alive. Furthermore, if just a solitary one of endures, whatever penances either of them influence will to be spooky by what was lost.