Samwell runs into Bran outside, who tells him it’s time to tell Jon the truth about being related to Daenerys. He argues that Bran should tell him because he’s Jon’s brother, but he responds that they’re not related. So, Samwell heads off to find Jon. When he does, they embrace, and Samwell tells him Daenerys killed his family. Oh, and he also mentions that Jon isn’t actually a Stark. As he explains, Jon is actually the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhagar Targaryen. His real name is Aegon Targaryen.
Jon is in complete disbelief. He can’t comprehend that Ned Stark (Sean Bean) isn’t his dad and that he’s actually the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. He must tell Daenerys that she has no claim to the Iron Throne. It’s a lot to process.
Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) is also having a surprising evening. He’s with Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) at the abandoned castle of Last Hearth, when they run into Night’s Watch acting Lord Commander Edd. They almost kill each other out of surprise, but they have bigger problems. The Night King and White Walkers turned the young Lord Umber into a wight to send a message to the people of Winterfell (we guess those horses and carriages he requested never made it in time...R.I.P.). They kill him with fire and ponder the implications of the Night King being right in their backyard.
Back in Winterfell, Jaime Lannister has just arrived and is looking around the place he visited once so long ago. And that’s when he sees Bran in his wheelchair. He looks at him with pity and suddenly it dawns on him—he’s the reason Bran is in a wheelchair. Bran stares at him unblinkingly and we’re left to wonder if and how he’ll get back at Jaime as the credits start to roll.
But that’s not the only question we have. For instance, how will Jon break the news to Daenerys? What does Cersei have up her sleeve? And, most pressingly, where the hell is the Night King and his army? We’ll find out this and more when Game of Thrones season eight returns with episode two next Sunday, April 21, at 9 p.m. PT/ET on HBO.