Spread the love

House of the Dragon: “I have no words…” This unexpected death at the start of season 2 shocked viewers

Season 2 of “House of the Dragon” has debuted on the Max streaming platform. The first episode ended with a shocking death for fans.

House of the Dragon made a highly anticipated return this Monday, June 17. The first episode of season 2 was put online on the Max streaming platform, on the night of Sunday to Monday. The first fans were able to discover it quickly, and did not fail to to share their reactions to the various events of the episode on social networks. The deadly finale in particular caused a lot of talk. Warning, the following contains spoilers.

As expected, the first episode of season 2 of House of the Dragon ends with an event that will accelerate the Dance of the Dragons . Furious after the death of Lucerys, Rhaenyra demands revenge and wishes the death of Aemond, responsible for the death of her son. Her uncle-husband, Daemon, decides to take charge of it and orders her to kill her. a mercenary (Blood) and a sweeper (Cheese) to kill Aemond. But the youngest son of Viserys I and Alicent is absent from Red Keep: we then understand that Daemon has ordered them to kill him. to kill "a son for a son" in exchange. They then fall back on Jaehaerys, eldest son. of King Aegon and Helaena, and decapitate him (off camera fortunately) before the eyes of his mother before leaving with the head of the ;#39;child.

This infanticide very logically shocked everyone. Internet users, as proven by the numerous reactions to the episode on the social network of TV viewers, "This end of the episode…  I have no words", comments another . "At the end, I almost vomited' so much so it was crazy,” we can also read on the old Twitter, “I'm going to think about the sounds [of] éthroat, editor's note] from the end of this episode until'` next Monday,” reacts another. What is certain is that this beginning of the episode left no room for doubt. indifferent person!

The first episode of season 2 of House of the Dragon is online since Monday June 17 on Max. Warning, the rest contains spoilers. After the events of the end of season 1 House of the Dragon, the clan of the Dark Queen, Rhaenyra, against -attack at the start of season 2. An alliance with the Starks is forged, with the promise of sending certain men from the Night's Watch and Winterfell to fight against sides of Rhaenyra. At the same time, Lord Velaryon sets up a blockade to prevent King's Landing from receiving goods by sea.

In parallel, tensions begin emerge between King Aegon and Otto Hightower, who is next to him. both his grandfather and the Hand of the King. Aegon is impulsive and yet willing to take action. respond to the demands of the suffering people, when Otto Hightower seeks to measure it and à controlling him, inviting him to think more about it his actions. This results in tensions, which Larys Strong intends to put to good use. profit by turning the king against his grandfather.

While King Viserys died shortly before and she is just widowed, we discover in this first episode of season 2 that Alicent is having an affair. She has sexual relations with Ser Criston Cole, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Let us recall that in season 1, the one who was then a simple soldier had a relationship with Rhaenyra. But he had taken it very badly that she refused to run away with him to marry him, and has since harbored a great resentment towards her. At the end of the episode, running into her mother's room to warn her of the drama that has just taken place, Helaena surprises her in the middle of a debate with the Lord Commander of the Royal Guard.

House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 1 has ended. on by a tragedy. Absent for a large part of the episode, Rhaenyra mourns the loss of her son Lucerys, who was killed. by his uncle Aemond à the end of season 1. Furious, she demands revenge and wishes the death of the man who is her half-brother. Daemon seeks à obeys and goes to Go to King's Landing to find a mercenary who was taken over by him. recommended by Myseria. He then asks him to find and kill Prince Aemond Targaryen. He has silver hair, only one eye. But the mercenary, with the help of a sweeper, does not find his target at the Red Keep and finally decides to kill one of the Targaryen princes, probably on orders from Daemon who requested "a son for a son" when the mercenaries ask him what they will do in case of Aemond's absence. They then behead the eldest son. of Aegon and Helaena, Jaehaerys.

serial sheet

House of the Dragon is an American television series adapting the novel Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin released in 2018. This is a column dedicated to the Targaryen dynasty and especially a prequel to Game of Thrones, series HBO's success from 2011 to 2011 2019. The first episode of House of the Dragon airs. on August 22, 2022. Season 2 is broadcast 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