After season eight, episode two of Game of Thrones on Sunday night, it’s clear that the Battle of Winterfell is upon us. While we have no way of knowing the outcome, one thing is for sure – a slew of our favorite characters, along with some of our most-hated, are all in danger of dying in battle.
But before we start taking stabs (pun intended) at who’s about to go down in a fight, it’s time we delved into some of the foreshadowing that happened on the most recent episode. Most importantly, what’s the deal with that song Podrick sings during the gang's last night of drinking together before going to war?
The track is called “Jenny of Oldstones” or “Jenny’s Song,” and there’s a recording out there done by Florence + the Machine that played over the closing credits of the episode.
First, let’s get into the backstory. According to George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Jenny in question is a historical woman from the world of Westeros who was poor until she married a Targaryen ancestor, Prince Duncan, reports the New York Post. His father disapproved at the time, knowing that marrying Jenny would have Duncan forfeiting his rights to the throne.
He ultimately goes through with the marriage, anyway.
Considering the developments between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, fans are speculating that a similar story could unfold between the two of them, with Jon giving up his right to the throne in the name of his love for Daenerys.
Many of our questions will probably be answered next week, but until then, we have a slew of Twitter memes to hold us over. For starters, there’s the people who don’t quite understand why Podrick broke into song to begin with.
There are also the fans ironically impressed with Podrick’s vocals.
Then, there are, of course, the fans who are still not over the fact that Jon Snow has been getting it on with his aunt.
Everyone’s on the edge of their seats for next week’s episode, when the highly anticipated Battle of Winterfell is bound to begin.