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

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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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PATREON SUPPORTERS (, including these beautiful people:
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Kenny Smith
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Matthew Salvas
Pony Stark
Matthew Ahrens
Dory Zein
Executive Creative Director: Filup Molina
Post Production Supervisor: Devin Cleary
Editors: Joshua Hurd, Devin Cleary, Aaron Carrión
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  • In the Night King’s transformation, scene does anyone else think he looks exactly like Putin in the close-up?

    Nathaniel BassNathaniel Bass4 giorni fa
  • Is it a fact that the song is a mirror of the Lord of the Rings song because, the melodies are pretty different...

    Eclectic CerebroEclectic Cerebro8 giorni fa
  • There can be only one...May it be, Ser Duncan McTall

    Axel FoleyAxel Foley13 giorni fa
  • The knighting of Brien isnt informal. It is official

    Christopher SmithChristopher Smith19 giorni fa
  • Brans the one that's going to turn on them all

    Shaun WrightShaun Wright19 giorni fa
  • Lannister is in 💘

    baby girlbaby girl20 giorni fa
  • 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.

    MohzartMohzart20 giorni fa
  • Love is love, love, love is love, love.

    ToroidalVortexLoveToroidalVortexLove20 giorni fa
  • Romance with a eunuch, it s not going to work

    Sofia KanelopoulouSofia Kanelopoulou21 giorno fa
  • 15:00 from where did you got that clip???? That clip belongs to Episode 3 @newrockstars

    Harsh ThanviHarsh Thanvi21 giorno fa
  • "A tree on wheels " 🤣

    pao Caniesopao Canieso21 giorno fa
  • I enjoy the taste of my own semen

    TheSlimeFactoryTheSlimeFactory21 giorno fa
  • Some might say that the scars remind us... that the past is real. I'll see myself out

    mattkeflowersmattkeflowers21 giorno fa
  • Great job!

    Finch359Finch35921 giorno fa
  • 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

    Prayon KreutzPrayon Kreutz21 giorno fa
  • not braime not braime not braime not braime not braime

    KanameKaname21 giorno fa
  • 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.

    mike calmike cal21 giorno fa
  • 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

    SirGeeeOSirGeeeO21 giorno fa

    Sena ClarkeSena Clarke22 giorni fa
  • 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

    Will MWill M22 giorni fa
  • Was I the only one who finished off tyrions sentence with Jamie.

    the_HoWeY_ channelthe_HoWeY_ channel22 giorni fa
  • 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)

    Shaun W.Shaun W.22 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Jonathan SternJonathan Stern22 giorni fa
  • bran will die and the long night will start

    Tarek CherifTarek Cherif22 giorni fa
  • 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...?

    OldskoolNPOldskoolNP22 giorni fa
  • Jenny's song sounds like time in a bottle

    Mrs Willy B's OrganicsMrs Willy B's Organics22 giorni fa
  • Bran cant see the future, only the past and present

    SpeciousDennisSpeciousDennis22 giorni fa
    • as far as i know

      SpeciousDennisSpeciousDennis22 giorni fa
  • Pet Sematary: We just killed and resurrected nearly all our main characters Night King: Hold my beer

    DnkVendetta _3DnkVendetta _322 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Nel LeoNel Leo22 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Noah HastingsNoah Hastings22 giorni fa
  • Nice vid. A bit long, but great overall analysis.

    Pieces2thePuzzlePieces2thePuzzle22 giorni fa
  • Nobody missed the Shireen detail.

    Bolt in a bottleBolt in a bottle22 giorni fa
  • Which one of the knights is most likely to die? Whomever we like the most, more than likely.

    BamsieBamsie22 giorni fa
  • People who dislike videos like these are really just looking for attention

    SiJunior LiveSiJunior Live22 giorni fa
  • 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

    Jason SJason S22 giorni fa
  • 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.

    The Man From VolantisThe Man From Volantis22 giorni fa
  • @OP 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.

    Rich BroderickRich Broderick22 giorni fa
  • Ghost is a puppy

    Jason EppsJason Epps22 giorni fa
  • FYI, Netflix blocks VPN’s. You can’t stream anything while it’s running.

    A.R. PartieA.R. Partie22 giorni fa
  • Not only is the crypt full of dead, but they are also armed with swords.

    Selina MillsSelina Mills22 giorni fa
  • It is also at Night

    KiddsockTVKiddsockTV22 giorni fa
  • I know this is not relevant but you are so hot

    Lana AveryLana Avery22 giorni fa
  • 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...

    KrwawaMery11KrwawaMery1122 giorni fa
  • Wasn't that quite the episode where Brienne actually first ever smiled?!

    Valentina ManukianValentina Manukian22 giorni fa
  • What's to stop the corpses from rising in the crypts? Isn't that what the iron swords placed atop them are for?

    BaltarstarGalacticaBaltarstarGalactica22 giorni fa
  • The dorian mode used in Pippin's song sets a much better tone

    Frøken Glattbarbert Stillas-sikkerhetsinspektørFrøken Glattbarbert Stillas-sikkerhetsinspektør22 giorni fa
  • Three eyed buzzkill.

    Sexual Chocolate RobbieSexual Chocolate Robbie22 giorni fa
  • when it turns out podrick is rhaegar targaryen

    Amanda BrownAmanda Brown22 giorni fa
  • i hope the books story does not end up like this. this atrocity bad writing.

    UglyhoodRATUglyhoodRAT22 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Yajna007Yajna00723 giorni fa
    • 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.

      Yajna007Yajna00723 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Yajna007Yajna00723 giorni fa
  • I keep thinking wouldn't it be cool if the white walkers actually won?

    Calvin BarrettCalvin Barrett23 giorni fa
  • Wow Night King going after King's Landing and Citadel wirh Viserion, never thought about that, but it could happen.

    Ivo ZanetteIvo Zanette23 giorni fa
  • yeah i totally got that LOTR song vibe as soon as i heard it

    Jeongmin HyeongJeongmin Hyeong23 giorni fa
  • A Tree on Wheels... Such honor :D

    RYXZRYXZ23 giorni fa
  • Where the hell did Ghost appear from after so long?

    Yuval Mei-DanYuval Mei-Dan23 giorni fa
  • 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 😭

    ChaoticGoodChaoticGood23 giorni fa
  • I talk with my mouth WIIIIIDE OPEN.

    MrVhateverMrVhatever23 giorni fa
  • 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.

    GAME4WARGAME4WAR23 giorni fa
  • Will Hodor make a return? You know, since the Night King WAS there when he died.

    TheDaringPastry1313TheDaringPastry131323 giorni fa
  • Brianne is dead for sure.

    Hemang HalvadiaHemang Halvadia23 giorni fa
  • 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"

    Connor LambertConnor Lambert23 giorni fa
  • is Arya running from a reincarnated Ned Stark in the trailer?

    Syd Niad-StearnsSyd Niad-Stearns23 giorni fa
  • Ned Stark got no head

    Major MayhemMajor Mayhem23 giorni fa
  • why do you call brienne's knighthood "informal"?

    jim ewokjim ewok23 giorni fa
  • 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

    John SchneiderJohn Schneider23 giorni fa
  • Shireen: I smell like beeeeeef

    AvenjaNinjaAvenjaNinja23 giorni fa
  • zombies in the crypt - that's gonna mess with everyone's betting pool!

    CoinOpTVCoinOpTV23 giorni fa
  • 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

    Jordan CôtéJordan Côté23 giorni fa
  • 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

    DaðiDaði23 giorni fa
  • 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...

    Stella RStella R23 giorni fa
  • Can they ressurect the crypts tho? I thought only if they are killed by the nightwalkers that they get ressurected? No?

    TextfieldTextfield23 giorni fa
  • What if Jenny was really Melisandre.

    VagrantSoulZVagrantSoulZ23 giorni fa
  • Scene blocking and rack focus are "missable details"? I thought that was just, um, filmmaking.

    Torgo3000Torgo300023 giorni fa
  • 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.

    I can't believe it's not BleachI can't believe it's not Bleach23 giorni fa
  • I’m getting increasing anxiety as episode 3 gets closer. Who will survive and who won’t?

    YouWhat?YouWhat?23 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Martin BattilanaMartin Battilana23 giorni fa
  • THANK YOU! I spent ten minutes of this episode shouting "What about the corpses in the crypts!?"

    young20somethingyoung20something23 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Sammy ArielSammy Ariel23 giorni fa
  • A tree....On wheels...made of...trees?

    David SinghDavid Singh23 giorni fa
  • i thought all the Starks are cremated?

    Mike HoferMike Hofer23 giorni fa
  • Everyone that got something in this episode will die in the battle.

    JahJahTrooperJahJahTrooper23 giorni fa
  • Brienne just staring as Jaime's crotch the whole time lol

    MansterBearMansterBear23 giorni fa
  • Jenny of old stones knight of the Seven kingdoms

    Menace BoyMenace Boy23 giorni fa
  • 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?

    Gustavo Nicolas KraayenbrinkGustavo Nicolas Kraayenbrink23 giorni fa
  • "A Tree, on wheels..." I lost it xD

    SerpherSerpher23 giorni fa
  • The 3 eyed raven was a previous apprentice before waiting for Bran to be his apprentice.

    celt4 lifecelt4 life23 giorni fa
  • How come no one thought to have Melissandre make a shadow baby to assassinate the night king?

    Nikki DolceNikki Dolce23 giorni fa
  • A tree. On wheels

    Gray FullbusterGray Fullbuster23 giorni fa
  • Jamie: need a push Bran: no but i could use a hand

    bettermedal 5711bettermedal 571123 giorni fa
  • So to sum up, Bran is: a tree on wheels, a wet blanket, Three-eyed buzzkill, Three-eyed Plant. Love your work! :D

    mysterkleppkamysterkleppka23 giorni fa
  • But aren’t the dead people in the crypts buried under stone

    Michelle De ConceicaoMichelle De Conceicao23 giorni fa

    julian tjulian t23 giorni fa
  • good play on them for having jaime fight for Breanne. bring the two pieces of ice back together for one last fight against winter.

    WodinnWodinn24 giorni fa
  • The hound is just a really violent hippy, it seems like. Of course he hates "titles"

    Brandon ThorpeBrandon Thorpe24 giorni fa
  • Phasma will always be a TOTAL BADASS to me!

    Luigi Fan998Luigi Fan99824 giorni fa
  • 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

    Liv SdwLiv Sdw24 giorni fa
  • 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

    SwaggerSoulSSwaggerSoulS24 giorni fa
  • my question is.. will Tyrion get to finish his joke? honeycomb and jackass .............

    Annie1962Annie196224 giorni fa
  • from what movie is that picture at 23:12?

    PapaPius61PapaPius6124 giorni fa
Game of Thrones 8x02 Breakdown! Jenny of Oldstones SONG EXPLAINED!