10 'Game of Thrones' Episode 2 Moments Just for Shippers (PHOTOS)
When Arya (Maisie Williams) drops by the smithery to check on Gendry’s (Joe Dempsie) progress with her weapon, she shows off a bit with her throwing skills. After asking Gendry what the White Walkers are really like, she tells him she’s looking forward to seeing this face of death while throwing some shards of dragonglass. The exchange was filled with flirtation on both ends, giving shippers plenty to squeal about.
Jaime Compliments Brienne
After defending him to Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) encounters Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) on the grounds of Winterfell and there’s something different about their previous scenes. “We have never had a conversation last this long without you insulting me. Not once,” she tells him. But when he asks if she wants him to insult her, she’s quick to say no. Instead Jaime asks to fight beside her on the battlefield and we can’t help but feel the mutual admiration between the two despite Brienne’s awkward response and walk-away.
Tormund’s Warm Greeting
So they may not have a romantic ship between them, but Tormund’s (Kristofer Hivju) joy in greeting Jon Snow (Kit Harington) at Winterfell was undeniable. The Wildling man intercepted Jon on his way to greet former Night’s Watch friend Eddison (Ben Crompton) and it was everything.
It’s been a thing for a while — Tormund’s lusting after Brienne. And shippers of the pair didn’t have to wait long after his arrival at Winterfell before Tormund was searching for Brienne. “The big woman still here?” he asks, continuing his streak of hilarious one-liners.
Theon Joins the Fight
Theon (Alfie Allen) also showed up at Winterfell in this episode, and Sansa’s (Sophie Turner) greeting has some fans wondering if this could be more than friendship. The pair escaped the brutal Ramsey Bolton together — could shared trauma bring these two together?
Everyone knows Arya’s a straight-up badass, but on her possible last night alive she has one wish that only Gendry can fulfill. Needless to say, Arya’s not a little girl anymore, and the most shocking moment of the episode proved that when the friends consummated their relationship. After the premiere’s flirty exchange, shippers didn’t wait long for a payoff.
Brienne’s Reaction to Tormund
When some of Winterfell’s dwellers gather by the fireplace for a pre-battle booze buzz, Tormund conveniently points out this may be their last night alive, but the remark is particularly aimed at Brienne. Her response? A flustered thank you for Tormund’s dedication to the fight, while Jaime sits close by.
Jaime Knights Brienne
In the most heartfelt moment of the episode, Jaime knights Brienne on the eve of the big battle. The move could bring tears to any fan’s eyes, but Brienne and Jaime shippers are likely over the moon after this moment. The scene is also likely a reference to the episode title, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.”
Grey Worm’s Offer
In a sweet moment between Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), he asks of her plans post-battle. When she says that her people aren’t able to defend themselves, he promises that he and his people will. Even though they aren’t sure where their fates will lead, we know that if these two make it out alive, they’re in it for the long haul when it comes to their relationship.
Gilly and Sam’s Family Time
While Sam (John Bradley) is determined to help in the battle, he spent what could be his last hours with Gilly (Hannah Murray) and little Sam. Fans were treated to the cute moment during Podrick’s (Daniel Portman) rendition of “Jenny of Oldstones.”
[Warning: This gallery contains MAJOR spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms."]
The second episode of Game of Thrones' final season was filled with so many satisfying and crazy moments, but one particular theme was relationships — whether they were romantic or friendship based. In the simplest terms, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" was filled with moments just for shippers (or fans of character pairings).
Whether it was surprise connections or hilarious efforts made in order to impress a particular character, there was no shortage of material for shippers to squeal over. If we're being honest, the two biggest moments/ships that received the most focus were Arya (Maisie Williams) and Gendry (Joe Dempsie) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) with both Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Tormund (Kristofer Hivju).
Plus, Arya's weapon, the dragons and more.
Don't miss the highlights in the gallery above, and keep an eye out for more potential ship-worthy moments as the season plays out.
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