The second episode of season 8 of "Game of Thrones" contains a musical replica that suggests that it will be on the throne of iron.
Spoilers below for the second episode of last season.
"Game of Thrones" loves to weave music in its important points of the plot, from "The Castamere Rains" at the Red Wedding to "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" for the saga of Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie). Now add another item to the list: "Jenny's Song".
This episode has a scene where, in the calm before the storm, a group of adored characters who will die soon (including Jaime, Tyrion, Brienne, Podrick, Davos and Tormund) get together for a drink before the big battle. When Tyrion asks for a song, Podrick engages in a melancholy melody called "Jenny's Song," as the camera scans various characters spending their last night alive (including Arya in bed with Gendry!).
Wait, who is Jenny and why should we care about her song?
In Westeros' world history, well before the events of the series, Jenny of Oldstones was a poor woman married to Prince Duncan Targaryen (one of the ancestors of Daenerys and Jon). Prince Duncan fell in love and married Jenny against his father's wishes, eventually giving up his right to the throne for her. In other words, it is essentially the Westeros version of Edward VIII who marries Wallis Simpson.
So, the phrase "the things I do for love" – a Jaime Lannister classic that Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) conjures up again in this episode – applies to more than just Jaime. It also describes the story of Duncan and Jenny – and could very well be the ultimate story of Jon and Daenerys.
As Jon is vying for the throne ahead of Daenerys, this suggests that he might forgo his request for her. All those who hope that King Jon Snow will have a dramatic twist on this theory.
Game of Thrones, Season 8, airs Sunday night on HBO.