King Viserys, first of his title, King of the Andals and the First Men, has lastly died. While he might have had flaws, King Viserys saved the realm comparatively secure simply by current. Now that he’s gone, we’re formally within the endgame of House of the Dragon season 1. The Dance of the Dragons looms.
The trailer for the season’s penultimate episode, “The Green Council,” focuses completely on crew inexperienced; there’s not an indication of Rhaenyra or Daemon to be seen. We don’t know if which means they gained’t seem within the episode, or in the event that they’re simply being held again from the advertising and marketing. But there’s a lot to speak about anyway; the greens will probably be busy within the wake of King Viserys’ dying.
Let’s break down the trailer for “The Green Council” shot by shot. As all the time, there will probably be some SPOILERS from George R.R. Martin’s e-book Fire & Blood under.
A darkish hour for the Iron Throne
We start with an atmospheric shot of the Iron Throne at evening, lit by slivers of moonlight from the throne room home windows. Dark days have arrived for the home of the dragon, and King Viserys is not round to sit down the throne. Who will take his place?
Surely Otto Hightower, Alicent, and the remainder of the greens may have some opinions. Our subsequent shot reveals the 2 Hightowers with Ser Criston Cole, as Otto intones that “the king is dead.”
This scene is the titular Green Council that the episode is known as after; following the dying of King Viserys, the Hightowers collect the Small Council and their allies to resolve the way forward for the realm.
A member of the Kingsguard cleans his blade, so let’s rely on issues getting bloody. I’m betting that is Criston, who we’ll see later within the trailer will probably be doing a little bit of murdering this week.
“He told me he wished for Aegon to be king,” says a tearful Alicent. NO HE DIDN’T, ALICENT! YOU MISUNDERSTOOD!
Ah nicely, if solely these Targaryens didn’t title everybody and their brother Aegon, there’d be no issues. As it stands, Alicent misinterpreted Viserys’ dying phrases in regards to the Song of Ice and Fire, believing he was speaking about their son as a substitute of Aegon the Conqueror. Great.
Someone in a hood maneuvers their means by means of a crowd in King’s Landing. I’d prefer to guess this could possibly be Aemond, however since we see fairly a couple of individuals sporting hoods this week it’s unimaginable to make sure. You know issues are about to get dicey when the hoods come out on this present.
Another shot of the crowds being ushered someplace by the Gold Cloaks:
Later on within the trailer we’ll see a shot of the plenty heading to the Dragonpit. I think about that could possibly be what we’re seeing right here: the greens ushering individuals out to go witness King Aegon II’s coronation.
Of course, everyone knows that Rhaenyra was King Viserys’ chosen inheritor. The greens must actually pull some energy strikes in the event that they’re going to make this coup work, and which means getting everybody else in line. Here’s Otto Hightower within the throne room, as supplicants bow earlier than him:
Otto all the time has a plan. Next he tells the members of the inexperienced council that “the door stays shut until we finish our business.” Is he speaking in regards to the council door, or King Viserys’ bedchambers? The greens will nearly actually be leaving him to marinate for a bit whereas they resolve the way to supplant his chosen inheritor.
Our first glimpse at Aemond, who seems to be at a coronation:
That seems like Aegon within the foreground, sporting a sure crown that we’ll get a greater have a look at later within the trailer. A lady seems to be whispering in Aemond’s ear; can’t be sure who it’s, although. Perhaps Alicent’s handmaid?
This succession will probably be sophisticated.