The newest episode of House of the Dragon got here in with all of the drive of a wrecking ball, shifting the stability of energy and exploding character relationships left and proper. From Rhaenyra and Daemon’s tryst on the Street of Silk to Otto Hightower getting fired as Hand of the King, there shall be a variety of fallout to cowl when the present’s fifth episode, “We Light the Way,” airs this coming Sunday.
True to kind, HBO has launched a teaser to get us hyped. Safe to say, they succeeded. Let’s break it down shot by shot.
A wedding is afoot on House of the Dragon Episode 5
We start with a sweeping pan as much as a fleet of ships approaching King’s Landing; you may make out each the Red Keep and the Dragonpit:
That secure for the fire-breathing lizards will quickly be getting extra use, as a result of there are two dragons within the left aspect of this shot. And in fact, the flag flying from the mast of the closest ship bears the seahorse of House Velaryon. Looks just like the upcoming nuptials between Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon shall be fairly the luxurious affair.
Of course, everybody should conform to it first. “I wish to propose a marriage, to my daughter and heir,” says King Viserys:
While Rhaenyra agreed to marry Laenor and we’re all just about assuming it’ll occur, it’s simple to neglect that nobody has really run this concept by Corlys Velaryon or his spouse Rhaenys. Presumably, that’s the place Viserys and his complete entourage are off to on this shot. It’s time to go to Driftmark, the seat of House Velaryon!
Rhaenyra and Criston Cole are each with Viserys, as is Lyonel Strong there on the left. We have but to see Viserys journey farther than the Kingswood on this present, and there are just a few hints on this trailer that the journey shall be taxing on him.
From there we get a shot of a dwarf taking part in the drums, most probably on the wedding itself. I can’t be the one one who instantly questioned if we simply bought a glimpse of Mushroom. Whether or not the present would come with the salacious court docket jester from George R.R. Martin’s guide Fire & Blood has been a sizzling matter these previous few months. Could he lastly be making his debut?
Another fast shot of the Velaryon fleet. The ornamentation on these ships is fairly fancy.
And right here we get our first glimpse on the precise wedding. Rhaenyra and Viserys are each decked out. Banners for Houses Targaryen and Velaryon grasp behind them, flanking the Iron Throne.
Judging by the shot of two dragons with the Velaryon fleet, it’s a fairly secure guess that that is Seasmoke and Meleys, who’re ridden by Laenor and Rhaenys Velaryon respectively. We noticed the silvery dragon Seasmoke again in Episode 3 when he lit up the Crabfeeder’s corsair military, however that is the primary time Meleys, often known as the Red Queen, has appeared within the present.
As superb as these dragons look, Rhaenyra Targaryen seems pensive. One can solely marvel how this complete wedding factor goes to go down, given her escapades in “King of the Narrow Sea.”
Rhaenys Velaryon, the Queen Who Never Was, is aware of that Rhaenyra’s succession won’t be a easy matter. “Rhaenyra’s succession will be challenged. Knives will come out,” she tells her husband Corlys:
And she signifies that actually: