Game of Thrones 8x02 Breakdown! Jenny of Oldstones SONG EXPLAINED!

  • Published on Apr 24, 2019
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 In-Depth Analysis & Breakdown! Podrick Song & Jenny of Oldstones explained! Go to, to take back your Internet privacy TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free.
    Game of Thrones 8x02, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," gets a full scene-by-scene breakdown by Erik Voss, who analyzes the hidden meaning of the music, dialogue, and visual details! How much does Bran know about the future? Where is the Night King, and is he setting a trap for Jon and Bran with a giant misdirect? Will Dany try to kill Jon now that she sees him as a threat to her claim to the Iron Throne? Who is the Jenny of Oldstones character from George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, why is Podrick's song about her significant, and how is it a secret homage to The Lord of the Rings? Why are the crypts of Winterfell actually the least safe part of the castle? And what is the hidden meaning of the title "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms"?
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    Executive Creative Director: Filup Molina
    Post Production Supervisor: Devin Cleary
    Editors: Joshua Hurd, Devin Cleary, Aaron Carrión
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  • Nathaniel Bass
    Nathaniel Bass 5 days ago

    In the Night King’s transformation, scene does anyone else think he looks exactly like Putin in the close-up?

  • Eclectic Cerebro
    Eclectic Cerebro 9 days ago

    Is it a fact that the song is a mirror of the Lord of the Rings song because, the melodies are pretty different...

  • Axel Foley
    Axel Foley 13 days ago

    There can be only one...May it be, Ser Duncan McTall

  • Christopher Smith
    Christopher Smith 19 days ago

    The knighting of Brien isnt informal. It is official

  • Shaun Wright
    Shaun Wright 19 days ago

    Brans the one that's going to turn on them all

  • baby girl
    baby girl 20 days ago

    Lannister is in 💘

  • Mohzart
    Mohzart 21 day ago

    Not really sure why you keep making fun of Bran because of his personality. I'm sure once you've seen Every single memory ever existed you'd be indifferent to your feelings too, and very desensitised to what's happening to others.

  • ToroidalVortexLove
    ToroidalVortexLove 21 day ago

    Love is love, love, love is love, love.

  • Sofia Kanelopoulou
    Sofia Kanelopoulou 21 day ago

    Romance with a eunuch, it s not going to work

  • Harsh Thanvi
    Harsh Thanvi 21 day ago +2

    15:00 from where did you got that clip???? That clip belongs to Episode 3 @newrockstars

  • pao Canieso
    pao Canieso 22 days ago

    "A tree on wheels " 🤣

  • TheSlimeFactory
    TheSlimeFactory 22 days ago

    I enjoy the taste of my own semen

  • mattkeflowers
    mattkeflowers 22 days ago +1

    Some might say that the scars remind us... that the past is real.
    I'll see myself out

  • Finch359
    Finch359 22 days ago

    Great job!

  • Prayon Kreutz
    Prayon Kreutz 22 days ago

    The Night King (Control) wants the 3 eyed raven data(sphere)...the dragons should just open a worm hole so they can travel 900 years in the future! See...its a Medeval Targaryen Discovery

  • Kaname
    Kaname 22 days ago

    not braime not braime not braime not braime not braime

  • mike cal
    mike cal 22 days ago

    Bran didn't tell everyone there is no "after," he only told Jaime. That is also why Bran helped Jaime get spared by Dany's court. Bran knows Jaime will die fighting the army of the dead.

  • SirGeeeO
    SirGeeeO 22 days ago

    Bran said multiple times that he can see what's happened and what is currently happening. Unless he's lying and has a secret agenda, he cannot see the future

  • Sena Clarke
    Sena Clarke 22 days ago


  • Will M
    Will M 22 days ago

    Mao Zedongs four olds are not comparable to the death of memory spike of by Sam, the four olds relate to reactionary values and ideas that are harmful for humanity, not history as a whole

  • the_HoWeY_ channel
    the_HoWeY_ channel 22 days ago

    Was I the only one who finished off tyrions sentence with Jamie.

  • Shaun W.
    Shaun W. 22 days ago

    Ignoring the potential hint that Cersei and Jamie are Targaryans(Mad king potentially had sex with their mom) making Jamie a direct descendent of Egg(Aegon Targaryan) and Brianne an official descendent of Dunk(Sir Dunken the Tall)

  • Jonathan Stern
    Jonathan Stern 22 days ago

    Jamie, Tormond, Davos, Melisandre, Jora, Theon, Grey Worm, Mesande, Berrik (sp?), Varys, One of the Dragons, not quite Jon (though he'll be mortally wounded), and sort of Brann (worgs into an unkindness of ravens as the Night King kills his body)... maybe Podric. 90% of the unnamed characters.

  • Tarek Cherif
    Tarek Cherif 22 days ago

    bran will die and the long night will start

  • OldskoolNP
    OldskoolNP 22 days ago

    I don't think Thormund was drinking milk from that horn? Plus, how are the dead Starks in de crypt gonna break out of their tombes if they would get resurrected? When they brought a wight to King's Landing it couldn't even break out of a wooden chest...?

  • Mrs Willy B's Organics
    Mrs Willy B's Organics 22 days ago +1

    Jenny's song sounds like time in a bottle

  • SpeciousDennis
    SpeciousDennis 22 days ago

    Bran cant see the future, only the past and present

  • DnkVendetta _3
    DnkVendetta _3 22 days ago +2

    Pet Sematary: We just killed and resurrected nearly all our main characters
    Night King: Hold my beer

  • Nel Leo
    Nel Leo 22 days ago

    I m really nervous just thinking about this episode 3. I absolutely sure things won’t play out as planned and it’s truly going to be freaky.

  • Noah Hastings
    Noah Hastings 22 days ago

    Grey Worm and Missandei are doomed even if they survive the battle.
    Naath is home to a particular species of butterfly that poisons and kills anybody that isn't a native after a few hours. That is why Naath hasnt been conquered.
    The slavers figured them out and only raid at night, when the butterflies are asleep.

  • Pieces2thePuzzle
    Pieces2thePuzzle 22 days ago

    Nice vid. A bit long, but great overall analysis.

  • Bolt in a bottle
    Bolt in a bottle 22 days ago

    Nobody missed the Shireen detail.

  • Bamsie
    Bamsie 22 days ago

    Which one of the knights is most likely to die? Whomever we like the most, more than likely.

  • SiJunior Live
    SiJunior Live 22 days ago

    People who dislike videos like these are really just looking for attention

  • Jason S
    Jason S 22 days ago

    Why don't everybody just give back each other swords.... everybody's got everybody sword.. Jaime Lannister's has the Stark swords... Jon Snow has Jorah Mormont sword.... Jorah Mormont's has Sam Tarly family sword... Arya has the dagger that used to belong Tyrion

  • The Man From Volantis
    The Man From Volantis 23 days ago

    Also, if the Night King wants Bran and always knows where Bran is then....
    A) Why did he go to Last Hearth? It's not really on the way. There is a considerable detour involved.
    B) Why don't they send Bran to Kings Landing? Then the army of the dead would march further south too. Hopefully taking out Cersei's army on the way.

  • Rich Broderick
    Rich Broderick 23 days ago

    There are spells that keep the evil spirits of winterfell in the crypts. Also, every male tomb has a sword on it, ready to defend the crypts.
    Something big is going to happen down there.

  • Jason Epps
    Jason Epps 23 days ago

    Ghost is a puppy

  • A.R. Partie
    A.R. Partie 23 days ago

    FYI, Netflix blocks VPN’s. You can’t stream anything while it’s running.

  • Selina Mills
    Selina Mills 23 days ago

    Not only is the crypt full of dead, but they are also armed with swords.

  • KiddsockTV
    KiddsockTV 23 days ago

    It is also at Night

  • Lana Avery
    Lana Avery 23 days ago

    I know this is not relevant but you are so hot

  • KrwawaMery11
    KrwawaMery11 23 days ago

    Am I the only one who remembers that Melisandre has forseen in the dire the "great victory in the snow by Winterfell" ? It clearly wasn't about Stannis against Boltons...

  • Valentina Manukian
    Valentina Manukian 23 days ago +5

    Wasn't that quite the episode where Brienne actually first ever smiled?!

  • BaltarstarGalactica
    BaltarstarGalactica 23 days ago

    What's to stop the corpses from rising in the crypts? Isn't that what the iron swords placed atop them are for?

  • Frøken Glattbarbert Stillas-sikkerhetsinspektør

    The dorian mode used in Pippin's song sets a much better tone

  • Sexual Chocolate Robbie

    Three eyed buzzkill.

  • Amanda Brown
    Amanda Brown 23 days ago

    when it turns out podrick is rhaegar targaryen

  • UglyhoodRAT
    UglyhoodRAT 23 days ago +1

    i hope the books story does not end up like this. this atrocity bad writing.

  • Yajna007
    Yajna007 23 days ago

    27:16 Dany's claim would be lesser than that of Jon even in the case of gender-neutral rules too. Infact, Jon's claim is better than that of Daenerys' elder brother Viserys {the Beggar King} as well. Jon is the child of _Crown Prince_ (Rhaegar Targ) while Dany & Viserys are only siblings of that Crown Prince [albeit Viserys and Dany are off springs of the then incumbent King who is also the father of that _Crown Prince_ Rhaegar]. The King's grandchild will have higher claim to the throne than the King's own children,, provided that this grandchild happens to be born of the Crown Prince and not any simple\normal Prince or Princess. Viserys is a normal Prince; Dany is a normal Princess. But,,, Rhaegar was the very Crown_prince of the realm. I hope you can understand what it is exactly that I am trying to convey.

    • Yajna007
      Yajna007 23 days ago

      Viserys' claim is lesser than that of Jon. Dany's claim is lesser than that of Viserys himself. Thus, Dany's claim is much lower than Jon's claim.

  • Yajna007
    Yajna007 23 days ago

    25:50 So I am not the _only person_ to have noticed, that, the starting of Podrick Payne's song sounded a lot like Peregrin Took's song which he sang to the Steward of Gondor i.e. Denethor during Faramir's futile charge towards Osgiliath.

  • Calvin Barrett
    Calvin Barrett 23 days ago

    I keep thinking wouldn't it be cool if the white walkers actually won?

  • Ivo Zanette
    Ivo Zanette 23 days ago +1

    Wow Night King going after King's Landing and Citadel wirh Viserion, never thought about that, but it could happen.

  • Jeongmin Hyeong
    Jeongmin Hyeong 23 days ago

    yeah i totally got that LOTR song vibe as soon as i heard it

  • RYXZ
    RYXZ 23 days ago

    A Tree on Wheels... Such honor :D

  • Yuval Mei-Dan
    Yuval Mei-Dan 23 days ago

    Where the hell did Ghost appear from after so long?

  • ChaoticGood
    ChaoticGood 23 days ago

    Dany saying “the dead are already here” in the trailer scares me omg. Like it would be too obvious to mean to wight army. Like we all know the dead have arrived and the characters already know that. Please don’t kill Gilly, Sam and Sansa 😭

  • MrVhatever
    MrVhatever 23 days ago

    I talk with my mouth WIIIIIDE OPEN.

    GAME4WAR 23 days ago +1

    Notice that a Kingslayer knighted another Kingslayer
    That was symbolic to far society has fallen in Westeros since soo many have died leaving the worst of the worst Kingslayers to protect the people.

  • TheDaringPastry1313
    TheDaringPastry1313 23 days ago

    Will Hodor make a return? You know, since the Night King WAS there when he died.

  • Hemang Halvadia
    Hemang Halvadia 23 days ago

    Brianne is dead for sure.

  • Connor Lambert
    Connor Lambert 23 days ago

    I have Amazon prime and the first couple hours of the release I swear to God the title of the episode said "game of thrones 69"

  • Syd Niad-Stearns
    Syd Niad-Stearns 23 days ago

    is Arya running from a reincarnated Ned Stark in the trailer?

  • Major Mayhem
    Major Mayhem 23 days ago

    Ned Stark got no head

  • jim ewok
    jim ewok 23 days ago +1

    why do you call brienne's knighthood "informal"?

  • John Schneider
    John Schneider 23 days ago

    Not a fan of the blue background. The GOT clips are so dark that it has to be adjusted to a brighter screen and then boom, the blue background comes after and it is extremely bright. Not ideal to watch before bed

  • AvenjaNinja
    AvenjaNinja 23 days ago

    Shireen: I smell like beeeeeef

  • CoinOpTV
    CoinOpTV 23 days ago +1

    zombies in the crypt - that's gonna mess with everyone's betting pool!

  • Jordan Côté
    Jordan Côté 23 days ago

    only death can pay for life.
    Melisandre's magic is like Mirri Maz dur's.
    If Shireen did not burn, Aegon Targaryen would not be resurected

  • Daði
    Daði 23 days ago +1

    I love these videos but I wish you wouldnt reference trailers and next episode previews since alot of people including me dont like to watch those. Thanks

  • Stella R
    Stella R 23 days ago

    Really wanted Bronn to be with would have have been great to see Jamie..Tyrion..Podrick and Bronn would be good to hear what Bronn has to say while fighting alongside the unsullied...

  • Textfield
    Textfield 24 days ago

    Can they ressurect the crypts tho? I thought only if they are killed by the nightwalkers that they get ressurected? No?

  • VagrantSoulZ
    VagrantSoulZ 24 days ago

    What if Jenny was really Melisandre.

  • Torgo3000
    Torgo3000 24 days ago

    Scene blocking and rack focus are "missable details"?
    I thought that was just, um, filmmaking.

  • I can't believe it's not Bleach

    What if they defeat the night King, but take extremely heavy losses and then the left over characters from the battle have to face cersei and the golden company. Probably won't happen but that's my theory.

  • YouWhat?
    YouWhat? 24 days ago

    I’m getting increasing anxiety as episode 3 gets closer.
    Who will survive and who won’t?

  • Martin Battilana
    Martin Battilana 24 days ago

    Bran does not predict the future. He has never predicted the future. He sees what is happening now, and what has happened in the past. More like Beljoxa's Eye than anything else.

  • young20something
    young20something 24 days ago +1

    THANK YOU! I spent ten minutes of this episode shouting "What about the corpses in the crypts!?"

  • Sammy Ariel
    Sammy Ariel 24 days ago +1

    I live in the UK & Netflix has banned the use of VPN's, believe me I have tried them all. As soon as you try & to route your location through something Netflix stops working & a message pops up preventing you from continuing to watch. Tbh I assumed it was a worldwide Netflix restriction but now I kinda feel like us British are the only ones stuck with a smaller library.

  • David Singh
    David Singh 24 days ago

    A tree....On wheels...made of...trees?

  • Mike Hofer
    Mike Hofer 24 days ago

    i thought all the Starks are cremated?

  • JahJahTrooper
    JahJahTrooper 24 days ago

    Everyone that got something in this episode will die in the battle.

  • MansterBear
    MansterBear 24 days ago

    Brienne just staring as Jaime's crotch the whole time lol

  • Menace Boy
    Menace Boy 24 days ago

    Jenny of old stones knight of the Seven kingdoms

  • Gustavo Nicolas Kraayenbrink

    maybe the spiral form drawn by the white walkers with ned umber´s body shows their battle tactics. its how they get to their objective, the umber boy for example. this theory is supported by how the umbers castle surroundings looked like in the second episode opening screen, and how the wights surrounded jon snow(aegon targaryen), and the other folks when they went beyond the wall to get one wight. another clue is the construction of pits all aorund winterfell, compared to the battle board where the walkers are placed in a straight line...what do you think?

  • Serpher
    Serpher 24 days ago

    "A Tree, on wheels..." I lost it xD

  • celt4 life
    celt4 life 24 days ago +1

    The 3 eyed raven was a previous apprentice before waiting for Bran to be his apprentice.

  • Nikki Dolce
    Nikki Dolce 24 days ago

    How come no one thought to have Melissandre make a shadow baby to assassinate the night king?

  • Gray Fullbuster
    Gray Fullbuster 24 days ago

    A tree. On wheels

  • bettermedal 5711
    bettermedal 5711 24 days ago

    Jamie: need a push
    Bran: no but i could use a hand

  • mysterkleppka
    mysterkleppka 24 days ago +1

    So to sum up, Bran is: a tree on wheels, a wet blanket, Three-eyed buzzkill, Three-eyed Plant. Love your work! :D

  • Michelle De Conceicao
    Michelle De Conceicao 24 days ago +1

    But aren’t the dead people in the crypts buried under stone

  • julian t
    julian t 24 days ago +7


  • Wodinn
    Wodinn 24 days ago +3

    good play on them for having jaime fight for Breanne. bring the two pieces of ice back together for one last fight against winter.

  • Brandon Thorpe
    Brandon Thorpe 24 days ago +2

    The hound is just a really violent hippy, it seems like. Of course he hates "titles"

  • Luigi Fan998
    Luigi Fan998 24 days ago +3

    Phasma will always be a TOTAL BADASS to me!

  • Liv Sdw
    Liv Sdw 24 days ago +2

    When sam talks about the memory of the world and what death means we can see danny's shoulder out of focus probably because he 's also thinking about his father and his brother

  • SwaggerSoulS
    SwaggerSoulS 24 days ago +1

    Jenney's is probably a reference to Jon's parents the way the targaryen snuck around and married the stark and starks built the wall and may be descendants of the children

  • Annie1962
    Annie1962 24 days ago +1

    my question is.. will Tyrion get to finish his joke?
    honeycomb and jackass .............

  • PapaPius61
    PapaPius61 24 days ago +1

    from what movie is that picture at 23:12?