I can’t imagine I’m scripting this, however we’re very practically on the finish of the primary season of House of the Dragon. It’s been fairly a journey from these early days when Rhaenyra and Alicent had been youngsters chatting within the godswood about cake. Now the greens have stolen Rhaenyra’s throne, and the winds of battle carry dragons throughout the Seven Kingdoms.
From new dragons to a fateful encounter amidst a horrible storm, “The Black Queen” guarantees to be a spectacular finale. Check out the trailer, after which let’s break it down shot by shot for the final time this season. As at all times, there will likely be SPOILERS from George R.R. Martin’s ebook Fire & Blood beneath.
House of the Dragon Episode 10 trailer breakdown: “The Black Queen”
It’s clear proper from the opening seconds of the trailer that House of the Dragon’s finale will go heavy on the dragons. We’ve made it to the top of the season, and now could be the time for the present to tug out all of the stops. I imagine this primary shot is of Lucerys Velaryon on his dragon Arrax:
We haven’t met Arrax within the present but, however we see him a number of occasions on this trailer. He has three frills that run alongside his neck which make him simpler to id; you’ll be able to simply see them within the shot above. Plus he’s a lot smaller than lots of the different dragons we’ve seen, which is clear from how huge the rider appears on his again.
Rhaenys Velaryon made an explosive escape from King’s Landing throughout “The Green Council,” and the trailer reveals us that she’s made it to Dragonstone to warn Rhaenyra of the coup. “The greens are coming for you, Rhaenyra. And for your children.”
Rhaenyra and Daemon appear fairly shaken by the information. Rhaenyra is rubbing her child bump within the shot beneath; let’s not neglect that she’s pregnant.
Daemon snatches up his Valyrian metal sword, Dark Sister:
Many of the photographs within the trailer are of Dragonstone, so we’ll be spending a good period of time on the ancestral seat of House Targaryen within the finale. Here’s an exterior shot of the fortress, darkened by ominous clouds:
“You cannot bend the knee to the Hightowers, they stole your birthright,” Daemon tells Rhaenyra. She watches as he leaves the corridor of Dragonstone, Dark Sister in hand:
While the season finale appears as if it is going to focus nearly completely on Rhaenyra’s black faction, that doesn’t imply the greens received’t be represented in any respect. The trailer treats us to a glimpse of Aemond Targaryen, eradicating his eyepatch:
Getting into spoilers for a second. The House of the Dragon season finale will function a fateful encounter at Storm’s End which book-readers have been eagerly anticipating. In Fire & Blood, Aemond One-Eye is shipped to the fort to safe an alliance with House Baratheon by marrying considered one of Lord Borros Baratheon’s daughters. Rhaenyra additionally sends Lucerys there. When they meet, Aemond tears off his eye-patch and throws it to the bottom, insisting that considered one of Luke’s eyes be taken to even their childhood blood debt.
We’ll see lots extra from this climactic sequence earlier than the trailer’s achieved.