“New ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6: Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke join Westeros.”
With HBO’s House of the Dragon, we know a dragon dance is coming. Before that, we saw a royal wedding in classic George R. R. Martin flair, with a hurried climax. King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) travels to High Tide, the new home of House Velaryon. to negotiate a marriage between the two ancient Valyrian dynasties. Despite his travels having a toll on his health. Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steven Toussaint) agrees to marry their two children, Princes Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and Ser Laenor (Theo Nate). The Red Keep introduction event had many subplots. Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel) attacks Ser Joffrey (Solly McLeod), Laenor’s lover, and kills him in front of the guests.
New episode preview features a time leap and new cast members. Emma D’Arcy replaces Alcock as Rhaenyra and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower. At the last episode, the king collapsed after the wedding vows. but Viserys is still alive and causing mischief in the Stepstones. The trailer also introduces us to earlier incarnations of the royal family, including Prince Aegon. Viserys’ oldest son, who looks ready to dispute his half-Iron sister’s Throne claim. Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) married Lady Laena Velaryon (Savannah Steyn) after killing Lady Rhea Royce (Rachel Redford).
While the trailer mentions alarming signals in the Stepstones, it also shows more dragons than in prior episodes. There appears to be another charge of adultery thrown. at someone in the family, with the color of the children’s hair a significant worry that might affect the fight for the Iron Throne. The trailer also looks to include Alicent more in the plot to gain the Iron Throne.
The story looks to be nearing a Seven Kingdoms conflict. At least on Princess Rhaenyra’s side, the alliance between. Targaryens and Velaryons won’t bode well when battle is begun for the “Great Iron Chair.”
House of the Dragon predates Game of Thrones by 200 years. Based on George R.R. Martin’s writings, the series will center on the Targaryen civil war and the demise of the house of the dragon.
HBO and HBO Max will air Episode 6 on September 25. Below is a trailer.
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