Game Of Thrones S8E2 recap: Battle ready and baggage free

The final season of Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.
The final season of Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.PHOTO: HBO

Before the war begins, characters of the second episode of the final season of Game Of Thrones have much to take care of

It is the eve of battle. White walkers are at the gates. Men and women should be getting ready to fight but at Winterfell, they have a more important task: Unpacking personal baggage.

Black people deal with racist Northerners. Tormund gets into Brienne's personal space. Arya sleeps with a co-worker. If Winterfell has a human resources department, it had better pin a sharply worded circular on the crypt's notice board.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2019, with the headline 'Battle ready and baggage free'. Print Edition | Subscribe