Tonight HBO will show us episode 2 of the final season of Game of Thrones, so what can we expect?

Will we see death and destruction, or more set up leading to death and destruction? Following the first episode this season, my husband asked me what I thought. He wanted to know if I enjoyed the episode, because he felt like it's a lot of backstory.

Granted, he really loves to watch battle seasons and fire-breathing dragons, he is a dude after all. I much prefer the quieter episodes with lots of dialogue. Thankfully, Game of Thrones often offers us both what enjoy.

Tonight, I expect more dialogue again than action. HBO's trailer seems to indicate that Jamie Lannister will be held accountable for his king-slaying actions, and also that he may see mercy from the Dragon Queen. He may have killed her father, but now he's travelled north to take on the army of the dead alongside her instead of standing beside his sister in King's Landing.

Will Arya slit his throat the way she did Little Finger's? I doubt. Something tells me Jamie still has more to his story. It also appears that the Night King's arrival at Winterfell is coming sooner than later.

Will he arrive this episode or the next? My money is on a cliffhanger, with him arriving at the conclusion of this episode, possibly staring down Jon Snow the way he did previously when Jon and his forces fled Hardhome.

We'll all find out together tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT.

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