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Game of Thrones: Dany Faces the Kingslayer in Episode 2 Preview

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for the Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones.

The exciting first episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 ended with Jamie Lannister arriving at Winterfell with the first person he encounters being Bran, the little boy he shoved from a tower window years ago, subsequently robbing him of the use of his legs. Jamie intended to join Dany and Jon Snow to protect the realm from the white walkers and their army of the dead, but by heading to Winterfell, he now faces a reckoning for his past transgressions.

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That much was made clear in the preview for the second episode in the season -- the title of which will be released when it airs next Sunday -- with a clip featuring Jamie standing before Dany in the halls of Winterfell, awaiting judgement. Dany's voice can be heard saying, "When I was a child, my brother would tell me a bedtime story about the man who murdered my father... and all the things we would do to that man."

Jamie, as fans will remember, murdered the Mad King by stabbing him in the back, earning the scornful title "Kingslayer," which marked the former Gold Cloak as a man without honor. Unbeknown to the seven kingdoms, Jamie had to do it in order to save King's Landing from destruction via wildfire.

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The trailer also teased the continued tension between Sansa Stark and Daenerys, as well as an epic confrontation between the forces garrisoned at Winterfell and the army of the undead, who crossed the Wall at the end of the last season and now approach quickly from the North. Blood is sure to be spilled in the upcoming episode.

Episode 2 of Game of Thrones Season 8 airs Sunday, April 21. The HBO drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.

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