Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 Preview: What to Expect and How to Watch


It’s official — Game of Thrones Season 8 is here and the first episode is a record-breaker, pulling in 17.4 million viewers in the US across multiple airings and on-demand streaming. Now that Episode 1 has aired, we’ve got a sneak peek from HBO of what we can expect in Episode 2, and it looks like a big one.

Be warned if you haven’t watched Season 8, Episode 1 yet — this post is dark and full of spoilers.

What can we expect in Episode 2?

HBO has released the official trailer for Episode 2. So if you’re all caught up, you can check out the preview video below.


Episode 1 might have been a bit of a slow burn, but with Jon and Daenerys arriving in Winterfell, it very much set the tone for many of our favourite characters meeting for the first time – not to mention a lot of tearful and tense reunions.

From the way Episode 1 finished, there’s no doubt that the most anticipated moment will be the reactions to Jaime Lannister’s arrival, especially from Bran (considering the last time these two characters met, Jaime pushed Bran out of a window). Although now that Bran is the Three-Eyed Raven, perhaps there won’t be any hard feelings? The same might not be said about Dany’s feelings towards him, though.

If you felt like the first episode needed more thrills, from the looks of Episode 2, the action is coming. Most likely we’ll see the preparations in Winterfell before the army of the dead arrives, and perhaps the actual battle will start in Episode 3. Of course with Jon finding out his true identity in Episode 1, it will be really interesting to see if and when Jon decides to divulge this information, not to mention what the fallout will be.

How can I watch Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2?

Foxtel owns the rights to Game of Thrones in Australia, so you can catch Episode 2 via Foxtel’s Fox Showcase channel and streaming apps, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go.

If you’re a Foxtel pay TV customer, you’ll have access to the Fox Showcase channel to watch the premiere at 11am on Monday 22 April, with encore screenings throughout the afternoon and again in the evening starting at 8:30pm. Foxtel customers can also stream the premiere and catchup through the Foxtel Go app on your device or through the Foxtel site on your web browser.

If you don’t have a Foxtel subscription, you can sign up to Foxtel Now with the basic $25 Essentials Pack, granting you access to Game of Thrones on Fox Showcase. You can access the Foxtel Now app on your mobile or tablet, through a web browser and on several supported devices, including the Foxtel Now Box, Telstra TV and Sony PlayStation 4. The Foxtel Now Essentials Pack is the cheapest way to watch Game of Thrones Season 8 in Australia.

  • Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 airs on Foxtel’s Fox Showcase channel at 11:00am, Monday 22 April, 2019.
  • Foxtel customers can watch live on the Fox Showcase channel, including encore screenings throughout the afternoon and evening, or through the Foxtel Go streaming app.
  • Don’t have Foxtel? Sign up to streaming service Foxtel Now with the Essentials Pack for $25 for access to Game of Thrones.
  • Episode 3 will premiere on the Fox Showcase channel at 11:00am on Monday 29 April, 2019.

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