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Game of Thrones S8E02 Explained

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What happens in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”? What’s the meaning behind Jaime Lannister’s trial? What are Bran Stark’s powers? What is this ridiculous new plan to defeat the white walkers? What does the Night King want? What is Jenny’s song?

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References & further reading:
Still Watching: http://podbay.fm/show/1328561705/e/1555960784?autostart=1
History of Westeros: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpX2S2qdiis
Lucifer Means Lightbringer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0LcMPrF2K4
New Rockstars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kw7t_q0zvU
Not A Cast: https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com/e/thrones-review-season-8-episode-2-a-knight-of-the-seven-kingdoms/
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