The second episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 8 contains a music cue that foreshadows who will end up on the Iron Throne.
Spoilers below the second episode of the final season.
"Game of Thrones ”Likes to weave music into its significant plot points, from“ The Rains of Castamere ”at the Red Wedding to“ The Bear and the Maiden Fair ”for the saga of Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie). Now add another to the list: “Jenny's Song.”
This episode has a scene where, in the calm before the storm, a bunch of beloved characters who will probably die soon (including Jaime, Tyrion, Brienne, Podrick, Davos and Tormund) gather for a drink before the big battle. When Tyrion requests a song, Podrick breaks into a mournful tune called "Jenny's Song" as the camera pans over various characters spending what may be their last night alive (including Arya in bed with Gendry!).
Wait, who's Jenny and why should we care about her song?
In the history of the world of Westeros, long before the events of the show, Jenny of Oldstones was a poor woman who was married to Prince Duncan Targaryen (one of Daenerys and Jon's ancestors). Prince Duncan fell in love and married Jenny against his father's wishes ̵
So the line "the things I do for love" – a Jaime Lannister classic that Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) brings up again in this episode – applies to more than just Jaime. It also describes the story of Duncan and Jenny – and it could be the ultimate story of Jon and Daenerys.
Since Jon is a line for the throne ahead of Daenerys, this foreshadows that he could relinquish his claim for here. Anyone holding out hope for King Jon Snow just got a blow to that theory.
"Game of Thrones" Season 8 airs Sunday nights on HBO