About to wrap up its first season, The house of the dragon dedicated its ninth episode to a behind-the-scenes look at how Dance of the Dragons got started.
The chapter focuses on Alicent’s point of view (Olivia Cooke) and the Greens, and how dangerous a vacuum of power can be, especially in a treacherous place like Westeros.
When we read about historical events in books, we always wonder how it really happened. This is the proposal of the ninth episode of the first season of The house of the dragon which details the behind-the-scenes of the beginning of Dance of the Dragons.
Following the close of the previous chapter, the series confirms that King Viserys (Paddy Considine) is dead, and that Alicent understood his jagged final sentences as a wish that Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney) was the new king of Westeros. However, there is great unease in such a declaration, since only the queen has heard it and, officially, Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) remains the official heir.
Precisely for this reason, what follows a series of actions to carry out a coup. Everyone who knows of the king’s death is held captive, and the news must not reach the princess, at least until Aegon is crowned. While Alicent worry over what might happen next, who shows bold leadership is Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), which leaves open the desire for power. The queen’s father and King’s Mo rule and rule King’s Landing, threatening all who stand in his way.
In parallel with this, a search begins for the whereabouts of Aegon, who clearly does not want to be king. With a quick journey through the streets of Westeros, the series plans how the cruelty of the future ruler could be greater than anyone here imagined, which ignites a small flame of resistance. While the simple people of the capital are almost forced to accept the boy, Princess Rhaenys (Eve Best) makes a bold move to leave his captivity and alert Rhaenyra of everything.
Interestingly, Viserys’ heiress does not appear in the episode itself. Called The Green Council, the chapter seems to want to split the two faces once and for all, as the ending will be called The Queen in Black, and should be 100% focused on how Rhaenyra’s supporters received the news, both of the king’s death. , how much of what happened next.
important to point out that the house of the dragon continues to show Queen Alicent as a victim of events. In addition to having to submit to Larys Strong’s strange requests (Matthew Needham), the widow is fully convinced that she is fulfilling her husband’s wish by crowning her eldest son. None of this absolves her of guilt, but an interesting point of view to follow.
The chapter ends with the strange coronation of Aegon II Targaryen, later regarded as one of the worst rulers of Westeros. There is great apprehension at all times, especially since everyone there knows what is going wrong. Once crowned, the young king shows that he likes to be adored, but the celebration is interrupted by Rhaenys, who retrieves her dragon Meleys and makes the greatest declaration of war that could exist on the continent.
With one more episode to go, the house of the dragon promises to finish his first season with all the pieces ready for the Dance of the Dragons. And although the viewer of game of Thrones If you’re already used to it, it’s good to remember that it’s better not to get attached to anyone at this point.
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