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Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2: Podrick's “Jenny's Song”, explained

The second episode of Thrones game "eighth and last season" A knight of the seven kingdoms "contains a great Easter egg from the books on which the exhibition is based (fitting, as it sent on Easter Sunday), and It may be an important shadow of what the future holds for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targary, and who can take Iron Throne. Towards the end of the episode, several knights – Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Brienne of Tarth (who was ridden in This section), Podrick (Brienne's squire), Davos Seaworth and Tormund Giantsbane – drink together when Tyrion asks the group to sing a song. They all lack except Podrick, who starts singing a bleak melody. "High in King's halls that are gone, "sends Podrick." The ones she had lost and the ones she had found. Those who had loved her the most. " The song also plays during the episode's closing credits, where it is performed by Florence + The Machine. In George RR Martins A song of ice and fire novels is the song known as" Jenny's Song "; It's about a woman named Jenny of Oldstones and her prince, Duncan Targaryen, who was the great uncle of Daenery's Targary, and it is particularly relevant to Dan's current romantic situation with Jon Snow and her sights on Iron Throne. Duncan Targaryen up the iron throne for love – will Dany or Jon do the same? The key to understanding "Jenny & # 39; s Song" is within the Targaryen family.…

The second episode of Thrones game “eighth and last season” A knight of the seven kingdoms “contains a great Easter egg from the books on which the exhibition is based (fitting, as it sent on Easter Sunday), and It may be an important shadow of what the future holds for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targary, and who can take Iron Throne.

Towards the end of the episode, several knights – Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Brienne of Tarth (who was ridden in This section), Podrick (Brienne’s squire), Davos Seaworth and Tormund Giantsbane – drink together when Tyrion asks the group to sing a song. They all lack except Podrick, who starts singing a bleak melody.

“High in King’s halls that are gone, “sends Podrick.” The ones she had lost and the ones she had found. Those who had loved her the most. “

The song also plays during the episode’s closing credits, where it is performed by Florence + The Machine.

In George RR Martins A song of ice and fire novels is the song known as” Jenny’s Song “; It’s about a woman named Jenny of Oldstones and her prince, Duncan Targaryen, who was the great uncle of Daenery’s Targary, and it is particularly relevant to Dan’s current romantic situation with Jon Snow and her sights on Iron Throne.

Duncan Targaryen up the iron throne for love – will Dany or Jon do the same?

The key to understanding “Jenny & # 39; s Song” is within the Targaryen family. Daenerys had two brothers who are now deceased: Viserys was killed during the season’s “A Golden Crown” and Rhaegar – who was also Jon Snow’s father – died before the start of the series.

The father was Aerys II Targaryen, aka the mad king who was killed by Jaime “Kingslayer” Lannister. was not the first in a row in succession.

It would be Duncan Targaryen.

The TV series simplified and changed the Targaryen family; Duncan is Aerys II’s brother on the show and his uncle in the books. But essentially all you need to know is that Duncan Targary gave up his claim to the Iron Throne.

He did so by marrying a woman named Jenny of Oldstones. This anger their family, who had planned a political marriage. On the TV series, Aerys II was next in succession after Duncan was out of the picture (in the books it was Aerys II father and then Aerys II). So if it wasn’t for Duncan who put Jenny over his claim to the iron throne, Aerys II could never have risen to it.

The song that Podrick sings about Jenny is not at all about the joy of Duncan and Jenny’s love. Instead, it is about love that was lost. Here are the texts, some of which are original to the show (in a section in the section “Show in the Episode”), showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weis show additional texts added:

High in the King’s halls that are gone
Jenny would dance with their ghosts.
Those whom she had lost and those she had found.
And those who had loved her the most.
Those who have been away so long
She could not remember her name
They spun her around on the damp, cold stone
Spun away her grief and pain
And she never wanted to leave [19659014] In the song Jenny dances with the ghosts – especially the ghosts “who loved her most” in “the kings’ halls that were gone.”

This is a reference to what is known in Martin’s books as Summerhall, a Targaryen castle and the place for a big fire that, among other things, killed Aegon V Targaryen with Jenny’s Prince Duncan – two of the ghosts that Jenny probably dances with.

Thronespel has completely deviated from its source material at this time; The books spent a lot of time weaving “Jenny’s Song” to Rhaegar Targaryen’s (Dan’s brother and Jonas’s father) story and a prophecy (one involving Rhaegar) of a Savior, the prince promised. And while the show has referred to the prophecy, it has not really thrown out Rhaegar’s story of how the books have.

But “Jenny’s Song” still represents something that is important to the show.

Duncan and Jenny parallel what happens to Jon and Daenery’s. At the end of “A knight of the seven kingdoms,” Jon for Daenery’s tells what he learned from Sam last week: He is actually a Targaryen, son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. She admits that if this is true, he is the last male heir to the Targaryen family and the heir to the iron throne. For either Jon or Dany to be able to claim the iron throne, the other could theoretically give it up, perhaps by love.

Looking ahead, it is much easier to imagine Jon taking Duncan’s path than Dany, because Dany long thought that Iron Throne is part of her destiny, while Jon stumbled into his circumstances.

But we can get ahead of us here.

To claim Iron Throne means that Iron Throne must exist, something that will not be the case if Jon and Dan’s forces do not defeat Night King, like Cersei Lannister, who is waiting in the wings to sleep with her army, the golden company . That’s where the sad part of “Jenny’s” song comes in. Jenny’s life, Duncan, is in love even though he gave his claim to the Iron Throne for her (although his victims are theoretically stupid because he finally died with his father).

While either Dany and Jon may stop giving up their fate for love, there is no guarantee that they will both make it to the end of Thrones alive. And if only one of the survivors, regardless of the sacrifice one or both will make will be haunted by what was lost.

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