Home of the Dragon – A Dance of Dragons – Evaluate: A Bloody Mess

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*Be warned that this evaluate accommodates spoilers from the books and present.*

Whereas Home of the Dragon might take some warmth for its slower tempo than its sister present Recreation of Thrones this season is definitely making an attempt to stay as much as the hype. This week’s episode was no exception. The strain was within the air on each councils and it’s clear there is no such thing as a turning again from this civil warfare. 

Dameon remains to be making an attempt to construct a military however Ser Criston is doing it at a a lot quicker and efficient charge. I actually want somebody would knock that smug look off his face completely. He and Alicent are really two goofy folks telling one another precisely. It was inevitable that she would find yourself pregnant and her making the choice to finish her being pregnant was laborious to look at however she needed to know the probabilities of that taking place each time she met up with him. 

“A Dance of Dragons” – HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, Pictured: Matt Smith as Prince Daemon. Photo: Ollie Upton/HBO ©2024. All Rights Reserved

Lord Larys goes to check in on her after she misses the council meeting and she tries to lie but he sees the cup and knows what happened. They have a brief conversation and she states that Viserys’ intentions died with him. Alicent has really become unlikeable for me. 

Speaking of the council meeting, Aegon again is made to look weak as he has no idea what is going on and Aemond informs the council of Criston’s movements (heading to Rooks Rest). When Aegon tries to show his teeth as the mighty King, Aemond begins speaking to him in High Valyrian and Aegon barely can speak it back to him. Alicent is looking for Viserys’ books when Aegon comes back to his room. He is whining about the council not respecting him and Alicent, the nurturing mother that she is, tells him to do what she needs him to do – nothing, further wounding his pride and ego. 

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“A Dance of Dragons” – HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, Pictured: Tom Glynn-Carney as King Aegon II. Picture: Ollie Upton/HBO ©2024. All Rights Reserved

In Rhaenyra’s absence her council is in no higher form. They develop stressed for motion and Lord Corlys has to make an look to settle them. When Rhaenyra does return, even Jace is aggravated together with her. After studying of Criston’s victories she lastly decides it is time to ship a dragon. She was to go however Rhaenys volunteers as a substitute. 

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“A Dance of Dragons” – HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, Pictured: Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys. Photo: Ollie Upton/HBO ©2024. All Rights Reserved

While Rhaenyra tells Jace the story of the dream, Rhaenys prepares her dragon for battle and Aegon drunkenly heads off to battle as well. When they both arrive at Rooks Rest, Aemond is hiding in wait with his dragon as a part of the plan. Aegon stupidly throws a wrench in it and is easily overpowered by Rhaenys. Aemond appears to come to his aid but dracarys’ Aemond who falls. Rhaenys sends her dragon to attack Aemond knowing she won’t make it out alive. They have a brutal fight and Rhaenys dragon does wound Aemond’s but his dragon does bite her neck and kills her in the air and we see Rhaenys stretch out her arms and fall to her death. We mourn such a powerful, wise and great character Princess Rhaenys. I hope we get to see Lord Corlys’ wrath. In the books he becomes estranged from Rhaenyra.

Criston comes to and finds Aemond staring at the body of Aegon with his dragon barely breathing. In the books, Aegon dies of poison so if he is in fact dead here and this is not a Bran moment (falling and surviving) then this would be a much more satisfying death as his inexperience and lack of nurturing from his mother proved to be his downfall. If/when he does meet his end, we do not mourn him.

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“A Dance of Dragons” – HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, Pictured: Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole. Picture: Theo Whiteman/HBO ©2024. All Rights Reserved

I loved this episode. For those who couldn’t inform by now I’m absolutely Staff Black, however I do love villains after they have good writing and powerful character improvement – which Staff Inexperienced has. I like to hate Criston, Aemond, Alicent and Aegon. If that is Aegon’s demise, I’ll miss seeing Tom Glynn-Carney within the function. 

Daemon goes by it over at Harrenhall and assembly witches. The extra fascinating side of his story is attending to see Milly Alcock again as younger Rhaenyra. The affect of this episode is organising the remainder of the season to be bloody and darkish. What did you consider the episode Home of the Dragon followers? Go away a remark and keep in mind to attach with me on X @jereereviews for extra.

In regards to the Creator – Je-Ree Olenik

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Je-Ree is the definition of a Jersey Woman. A real nerd who loves her comics. When not watching television she is a paralegal by day. She loves writing, studying, binging all the latest exhibits and spending time together with her household. Twitter @jereereviews

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