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House of the Dragon: a duel to the death that captivates Internet users, the recap of episode 2 (spoilers)

Fratricidal duel, political tensions and marital tensions were at the heart of this second episode of season 2 of House of the Dragon, available on Max.

The essentials

  • Season 2 Episode 2 of House of the Dragon is available. He went out on Sunday night à Monday on the subscription streaming platform Max, available in France for two weeks.
  • This episode 2 has once again been a success. murderer. Warning, spoilers. The Hightowers, and more particularly Healaena and King Aegon, are mad with grief and rage after the death of the heir to the throne, and accuse Rhaenyra for killing her their child. When she finds out, she discovers that her uncle-husband Daemon has ordered her to kill her. the assassination without telling him about it, and admits that he no longer trusts him. The latter leaves the place after a violent argument with his wife. For his part, Aegon decides to take revenge on all the pest controlers of the city, despite Otto Hightower's warnings. As a result, Aegon decides to depose him and make Sir Criston Cole the Hand of the King. In parallel, the latter sent Sir Arryk to the stronghold of Rhaenyra, ordering him to pretend to be his twin brother in order to destroy him. But this leads to a duel against each other. death between Sir Erryk (who protects the Black Queen) and Sir Arrky, and the two brothers perish under the blade of the other.< /li>
  • On social networks, the first French viewers were able to share their reactions to this episode that many considered “excellent”. The scene of the duel between Sir Erryk and Sir Arryk particularly captivated Internet users: “The scene with the twins: thank you thank you thank you”, comments one of them, “We will not forget you Sir Erryk”, writes a second, while another rejoices in “the cohesion of the two camps that goes awry and a story where the dynamics in motion and the mistakes are stronger than those who want to keep control.” What is certain is that all fans seem to agree on the hatred of one character: Ser Criston Cole.

Info on season 2

14:08 – Recap of episode 2: Daemon and Rhaenyra, the breakup ? (spoilers)

In episode 2 of this second season of House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra learns with shock of the death of Aegon and Heleana's son, and especially that she is blamed for this murder. She quickly guesses that it was Daemon who ordered the attack. the death of the child and an argument ensues. Daemon assures that his orders were wrong. understood by his mercenaries (while he did indeed ask for a son for a son in revenge for the death of Lucerys, even if he had mainly asked for the murder of Lucerys). apos;Aemond), but Rhaenyra doesn't believe him. Above all, she assures him that she does not trust him to want to leave him the throne. Furious, Daemon leaves the scene and flies away. dragon back. Does this mean the beginning of the end of the couple between uncle and niece ?

13:03 – Recap of episode 2: the fate of Mysaria (spoilers)

In the first episode of season 2, Mysaria was found and imprisoned in the Black clan. She gave Daemon the contacts of the mercenaries who killed Jahearys, in exchange for her release. But while Rhaenyra and Daemon argue violently, the latter leaves his clan. Mysaria then asks Rhaenyra to honor her uncle-husband's promise. At first reluctant, Rhaenyra ends up accepting and showing clemency. Mysaria is freed, but on her way to the coast, she meets Sir Arryk on his way to the castle, with orders to kill Rhaenyra by pretending to be her twin. We can guess that it would probably be her who warned Sir Erryk of her twin's arrival.

12:33 – Recap of episode 2: Sir Criston Cole becomes the Hand of the King (spoilers)

Already begun in the first episode, the tension between Otto Hightower and his grandson, King Aegon, accelerates in episode 2. Mad with rage and wishing to avenge the death of his son, the king hanged all the pest killers in the city, the guilty one therefore, but also the innocent ones, even though they had just escaped from prison. rsquo;attract the sympathy of the people. The Hand of the King is furious and does not fail to make his indignation known and to insult his grandson. As a result, King Aegon decides to remove his grandfather from his role as principal advisor and appoints Ser Criston Cole Hand of the King to serve as his chief advisor. the place.

12:02 – Recap of episode 2: the mourning of the Hightowers (spoilers)

Episode 2 of season 2 of House of the Dragon opens directly with the end of the previous one, while Prince Jaehaerys has just been made behead. Mad with grief, King Aegon demands revenge while Alicent and Helaena are forced to lead a funeral procession to attract the sympathy of the people. One of the two culprits is quickly caught; and admits that it was Daemon who ordered the death of the child, committed with the help of a pest controller. As a result, the king orders the death of all the pest killers of Port-Réal, in order to be certain of punishing the 

11:35 – Highlights of episode 2 of season 2 (2/2)

Warning, the rest of this post contains spoilers for episode 2 of season 2 of House of the Dragon. In this & House of the Dragon episode, the mercenary who killedé Jahearys is found by the Hightowers, and confirms that it was Daemon who ordered the attack. the murder of the child, and that he killed him with the help of a pest remover. As a result, the king had all the city's pests killed, without warning. When Otto Hightower becomes outraged, King Aegon removes him from his position as Hand of the King and appoints Ser Criston Cole as his new ruler. its place. For his part, Ser Criston Cole is determined to fight. &agrav; avenge the death of Jaehaerys, feeling guilty for not having been able to do so. là to protect it. He then asks à Ser Arryk infiltrates Rhaenyra's camp by posing as his twin brother, Sir Erryk, who has loaned him allegiance to the Black Queen, to definitively kill Viserys' daughter. But this results in between a fight and a fight. death between the two brothers, Sir Erryk killing his twin before committing suicide in front of Rhaenyra.
 

11:04 – Highlights of episode 2 of season 2 (1/2 )

This new episode of House of the Dragon turned out to be a very difficult one. particularly rich in twists and turns. Warning, the rest of this post contains spoilers for episode 2 of season 2 of House of the Dragon.In the aftermath of Jaehaerys' beheading, his parents, Aegon and Helaena, are devastated. The former is furious and demands vengeance, the latter sinks into a deep depression. They blame the murder on Rhaenyra, who is then seen as a child killer by the people and her allies. When the Dark Queen discovers that it was Daemon who ordered the child's death (he did say “a son for a son” to the mercenaries), she understands that she cannot trust her uncle-husband, whom she suspects of always wanting to seek her throne. After a violent argument, Daemon leaves.

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House of the Dragon is an American television series adapting the novel Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin released in 2018. It is a chronicle dedicated to the Targaryen dynasty and especially a prequel to Game of Thrones, a series HBO hits from 2011 to 2019. The first episode of House of the Dragon airs on August 22, 2022. Season 2 airs in France from June 17 to August 5, 2024.

House of the Dragon is set between 200 and 170 years before the events of Game of Throne. The series focuses on the period known as the "Dance of the Dragons", a period of unrest throughout the world. Westeros where the Kingdom is split; into two camps which support the accession to the throne of two different heirs. At the time, it was Viserys Targaryen who was first on the throne of Westeros. He did not inherit male from his first wife but a daughter named Rhaenyra who could succeed him. However, he obtained sons from his second marriage, which disrupted the order of succession and created the seeds of dissension.

  • Emma D'Arcy: Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen
  • Olivia Cooke: Alicent Hightower
  • Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen
  • Tom Glynn-Carney: Aegon II Targaryen
  • Harry Collett: Jacaerys Targaryen
  • Phia Saban: Helaena Targaryen
  • Rhys Ifans: Otto Hightower
  • Steve Toussaint: Corlys Velaryon "The Sea Serpent"
  • Eve Best: Rhaenys Velaryon
  • Fabien Frankel: Ser Criston Cole
  • Graham McTavish: Ser Harold Westerling
  • Matthew Needham: Larys Strong
  • Simon Russell Beale: Ser Simon Strong (&from season 2)
  • Freddie Fox: Ser Gwayne Hightower (from season 2)
  • Gayle Rankin: Alys Rivers (from season 2)
  • Abubakar Salim: Alyn from Hull (from season 2)
  • Paddy Considine: King Viserys I Targaryen (season 1)
  • Milly Alcock: Young Rhaenyra Targaryen (season 1)
  • Emily Carey: Young Alicent Hightower (Season 1)
  • Ryan Corr: Ser Harwin Strong (Season 1)
  • Jefferson Hall: Jason and Tyland Lannister
  • David Horovitch: Grand Maester Mellos
  • Bill Paterson: Lyman Beesbury
  • Gavin Spokes: Lyonel Strong

In France, the first season of House of the Dragon was first broadcast on OCS. But from this season 2, çhas changed. It's now on the Max streaming platform, launched in France on June 11, a few days before the release of the first episode, that you have to go. The first episode is broadcast there. on June 17, 2024. Thereafter, the broadcast will take place & at the rate of one episode per week, for a finale probably scheduled for August 5, 2024. If you are however subscribed to the Canal+Ciné Series, Canal+ Friends & Family and Canal+ Integrale, or the Warner Pass from Prime Video, you have access to House of the Dragon at no extra cost.

Apart from its last two seasons, Game of Thrones has always offered ten-episode seasons since its launch in 2011. House of the Dragon follows the lead of the original series and replicates that same rhythm. Season 1 of House of the Dragon therefore has 10 episodes, lasting around an hour, but season 2 only has eight. , of a similar duration a priori.

  • Season 1, Episode 1: Heirs of the Dragon – August 22, 2022
  • Season 1, episode 2: The Rebel Prince – August 29, 2022
  • Season 1, Episode 3: Aegon the Second – September 5, 2022
  • Season 1, Episode 4: The King of the Straits – September 12, 2022
  • Season 1, Episode 5: We Light the Way – September 19, 2022
  • Season 1, episode 6: The Princess and the Queen – September 26, 2022
  • Season 1, episode 7: Lamarck – October 3, 2022
  • Season 1, Episode 8: The Lord of the Tides – October 10, 2022
  • Season 1, episode 9: Council of the Greens – October 17, 2022
  • Season 1, Episode 10: The Dark Queen – October 24, 2022
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116