The second episode of Game of Thrones & # 39; Eighth and Last Season, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms", contains a large Easter egg from the books on which the show is based (fittingly since then on Easter Sunday), and it could give a great deal of predictions about what the future holds for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, and which one may take the Iron Throne.
Near the end of the episode, some knights – Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Brienne of Tarth (knighted in this episode), Podrick (Brienan's squire), Davos Seaworth, and Tormund Giantsbane ̵
"High in the halls of the kings who have gone," sings Podrick. "Jenny would dance with her ghosts. The one she lost and the one she had found. The ones who loved her the most.
The song will also be played during the credits of the episode, which will be performed by Florence + The Machine.
In George R. R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire the song is referred to as "Jenny's Song"; It's about a woman named Jenny of Oldstones and her prince Duncan Targaryen, who was the great uncle of Daenerys Targaryen. And this is particularly relevant to Dany's current romantic situation with Jon Snow and her view of the Iron Throne.
Duncan Targaryen abandoned the Iron Throne for love – will Dany or Jon do the same?
The key to understanding "Jenny's Song" is in the family tree of the Targaryen family. Daenerys had two brothers who have now passed away: Viserys was killed in the first season "A Golden Crown", and Rhaegar, who was also Jon Schnee's father, died before the start of the series.
Her father was Aerys II Targaryen, the crazy king killed by Jaime "Kingslayer" Lannister. The strange thing is that Aerys II was not the first in a row.
That would be Duncan Targaryen.
The television program simplified and changed the line of the Targaryen family. Duncan is the brother of Aerys II on the show and his uncle in the books. Essentially, all you need to know is that Duncan Targaryen has given up his claim to the Iron Throne.
He married a woman named Jenny of Oldstones. This annoyed his family, who had planned a political marriage. In the TV show Aerys II was the next in line after Duncan was out of the picture (in the books it was the father of Aerys II and then Aerys II). If it were not for Duncan to put Jenny above his claim to the Iron Throne, Aerys II might never have got around to it.
Anyway, the song that Podrick sings about Jenny is not about the joy of Duncan's and Jenny's love. Instead, it's about the love that was lost. Here are the lyrics, some of which are original to the show (in an "Inside the Episode" segment, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weis said additional lyrics were added):
High in the halls of kings, the
Jenny would dance with her ghosts.
The ones she had lost and the ones she had found.
And those who had loved them the most
Those who had gone away so long
They could not remember their names
They hurled them around on the damp, cold stone
them has whirled away her pain and pain
And she never wanted to go
In the song, Jenny dances with ghosts – especially the ghosts they have most loved in the "Halls of Kings" Who was gone.
This is an indication of what is known in Martin's books as Summerhall, a castle of Targaryen, and the site of a great fire that presumably killed Jenny's Prince Duncan – two of the ghosts – Aegon V. Targaryen dancing.
Game of Thrones has been completely removed from its source material at this time; The books spent much of their time interweaving "Jenny's Song" into the story of Rhaegar Targaryen (Dany's brother and Jon's father) and a prophecy (one involving Rhaegar) about a savior to prince the prince who was promised. And although the show referred to this prophecy, it did not really work out Rhaegar's story the way the books did.
But "Jenny's Song" is still important to the show.
Duncan and Jenny parallels Jon and Daenerys. At the end of "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," Jon Daenerys tells what he learned from Sam last week: he's actually a Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. She acknowledges that this is the last male heir of the Targaryen family and the heir of the Iron Throne. So, to claim either Jon or Dany the Iron Throne, the other would theoretically have to give it up, maybe out of love.
Looking ahead, it is much easier to imagine Jon in Duncan's way than Dany, as Dany long believed that the Iron Throne was part of their destiny, while Jon somehow stumbled into his circumstances.
But maybe we could overtake ourselves here.
To hold the Iron Throne, the Iron Throne must exist, something that will not be the case if Jon and Dany's troops do not defeat the Night King, and Cersei Lannister, who is waiting in the wings to join her collide army, the Golden Company. At this point, the sad part of "Jenny's Song" comes into play. The love for Jenny's life, Duncan, is dead; although he has given up his claim to the Iron Throne (although his victim is theoretically controversial since he finally died next to his father).
While either Dany and Jon eventually abandon their fate for love, there is no guarantee that they will make it to the end of Game of Thrones . And if only one of them survives, the victims who bring one or both of them are persecuted by the lost one.