Sunday got here and went, bringing yet one more fantastic episode of House of the Dragon. Daemon Targaryen bought as much as no good, King Viserys is having some issues that solely maggots and marriage can treatment, and Princess Rhaenyra proved that she has a great head for management. “The Rogue Prince” was a barely slower episode than the surprising collection premiere, however from the seems of the trailer for subsequent week’s episode, issues will quickly be heating again up.
Let’s break down HBO’s sneak peek for Episode 3 of House of the Dragon, “Second of His Name.”
Introducing Aegon II
I’ll be sincere, I used to be sort of shocked by simply how a lot this trailer gave away about Episode 3. “The Rogue Prince” ended with King Viserys (Paddy Considine) asserting his intent to marry Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey). In the trailer, we see that a while has handed since then. Aegon II, the primary baby of Viserys and Alicent, has already been born. Moreover, he’s not even a child, however a toddler. So we’re speaking a years-long time soar between Episodes 2 and three.
“The road ahead is uncertain, but the end is clear. Aegon will be king,” Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) tells his daughter Alicent. The foremost battle of House of the Dragon begins to rear its head.
And right here’s the boy himself, Aegon II, being handed to his father. He’s even bought a dragon toy:
Where are Alicent, Viserys, Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and the remainder of the household on this scene? It seems like they’re out within the forest someplace; maybe the Kingswood? The shot under is from the season trailer that HBO debuted final week, and seems to be from the identical sequence. The royal carriage is arriving at a woodland camp and Alicent is trying fairly bundled up. Could she already be pregnant once more, after Aegon II?
Combined with scenes from later within the trailer, we is likely to be a royal hunt right here, which is one thing that George R.R. Martin describes intimately in his work. We by no means bought an enormous one in Game of Thrones.
Viserys tries to advise Rhaenyra that she’ll have her personal kids quickly, whereas he tends to his personal bouncing child boy Aegon:
Apparently, Rhaenyra doesn’t take too effectively to the suggestion. “I do not wish to get married,” she tells her father, which prompts him to bellow that “even I do not exist above tradition and duty.” Family quarrels on the way in which in Episode 3.
Also, is it simply me, or does Viserys’ hair look somewhat thinner on the highest in these scenes? This present has had some hits and misses with wigs, however I believe it’s doing an incredible job with Paddy Considine’s.
Alicent tries to make good together with her best-friend-turned-step-daughter within the Godswood at King’s Landing. “None of it needs be this way, in truth.” Just hold telling your self that, Alicent.
And right here’s a large shot of the camp the place the royal celebration is doing no matter it’s they’re doing on this forest. Rhaenyra’s strolling via the camp earlier than hopping on her horse and getting out of there. It appears like Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel) could also be shouting after her as she takes off. Ever the attentive Kingsguard.
Whatever Rhaenyra’s going to rise up to as soon as she leaves the camp, it seems prefer it would possibly get somewhat intense. The trailer contains a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it second the place she’s confronted by what seems like some sort of animal.
We additionally see Viserys really on the hunt. In George R.R. Martin’s books, boars have been typically hunted with spears, sort of just like the one Viserys is wielding. Note that its tip is already coated in blood.
Meanwhile, out within the Narrow Sea…