House of the Dragon: King Viserys Targaryen prepares his daughter Princess Rhaenyra for the throne

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After making the shocking determination to sanction his girl Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) the heir to the Iron Throne, King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) starts to hole her for the throne successful the 2nd occurrence of House of the Dragon.

King Viserys was primitively readying to sanction his archetypal son, who his woman Queen Aemma (Sian Brooke) was expecting, though the lad arrived breech, leaving Viserys with the determination to sacrifice his woman for the beingness of his son, oregon hazard losing both.

He decided to sacrifice his wife, though helium yet mislaid the kid soon aft birth, starring Viserys to sanction Rhaenyra the archetypal pistillate heir to the Iron Throne successful the past of Westeros astatine the extremity of past week's bid premiere.

Heir: After making the shocking determination to sanction his girl Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) the heir to the Iron Throne, King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) starts to hole her for the throne successful the 2nd occurrence of House of the Dragon

Viserys: King Viserys (left) was primitively readying to sanction his archetypal son, who his woman Queen Aemma (Sian Brooke) was expecting, though the lad arrived breech, leaving Viserys with the determination to sacrifice his woman for the beingness of his son, oregon hazard losing both

The occurrence begins with a caller rubric series successful the aforesaid vein arsenic the iconic Game of Thrones opening country that showcased the representation of Westeros.

The occurrence begins with a country of rotting corpses and crabs crawling on the corpses arsenic galore are heard screaming.

King Viserys and the tiny assembly are talking of Ser Ryam, 'a beardown Lord Commander of the Kingsguard' who passed successful his sleep.

Rotting: The occurrence begins with a country of rotting corpses and crabs crawling on the corpses arsenic galore are heard screaming

The Lord Commander, Ser Harold, wants to find a replacement quickly, and they person invited a fig of candidates to court.

Lord Corlys (Steve Toussaint) wants to sermon different matters, stating, 'Four ships person present been lost. The past 1 was flying my banner. The Stepstones person present grown into a conflagration, yet you beryllium present and dither astir tribunal business.

Otto Hightower says, 'If you've thing to discuss, Lord Corlys,' and helium replies 'I privation to cognize what is to beryllium done astir my ships and my men.'

Corlys: Lord Corlys (Steve Toussaint) wants to sermon different matters, stating, 'Four ships person present been lost. The past 1 was flying my banner. The Stepstones person present grown into a conflagration, yet you beryllium present and dither astir tribunal business

Discuss: Otto Hightower says, ‘If you've thing to discuss, Lord Corlys,’ and helium replies ‘I privation to cognize what is to beryllium done astir my ships and my men'

Otto says the Crown volition compensate him, but Corlys doesn't privation compensation, helium wants to, 'seize the Stepstones by unit and pain retired this Crabfeeder.'

Viserys says helium is not prepared to commencement a warfare with the escaped cities, and says the losses would beryllium incalcuable, but Corlys insists connected fighting.

Corlys asks astir Daemon and Viserys is astir to reason erstwhile Rhaenyra asks him to nonstop the Dragonriders and says it would beryllium a 'show of force.'

No war: Viserys says helium is not prepared to commencement a warfare with the escaped cities, and says the losses would beryllium incalcuable, but Corlys insists connected fighting

Force: Corlys asks astir Daemon and Viserys is astir to reason erstwhile Rhaenyra asks him to nonstop the Dragonriders and says it would beryllium a 'show of force'

The tiny assembly thinks Rhaenyra should person a amended usage of her talents than filling cups, arsenic they hold to fto her take the Kingsguard replacement, arsenic she goes disconnected to conscionable them.

Ser Desmond is introduced to Rhaenyra, and is told of him stopping a poacher, and portion she isn't definite what to say, Otto suggests she convey him for his work to the throne.

She asks however galore of these knights person combat experience, arsenic they present Ser Criston Cole (Fabian Frankel), who defeated Daemon astatine the tournament.

Kingsguard: The tiny assembly thinks Rhaenyra should person a amended usage of her talents than filling cups, arsenic they hold to fto her take the Kingsguard replacement, arsenic she goes disconnected to conscionable them

Knights: The prospective knights for the Kingsguard

Thanks: Ser Desmond is introduced to Rhaenyra, and is told of him stopping a poacher, and portion she isn't definite what to say, Otto suggests she convey him for his work to the throne

Ser Criston: She asks however galore of these knights person combat experience, arsenic they present Ser Criston Cole (Fabian Frankel), who defeated Daemon astatine the tournament

She chooses Ser Criston to articulation the Kingsguard, arsenic Otto asks her to possibly see idiosyncratic else, but Rhaenyra insists.

'There's nary uncertainty Ser Criston is simply a good warrior, but houses specified arsenic Crakehall and Mallister are important allies of The Crown. Seagard, for instance, is the realm's premier defence against reavers from the Iron Islands,' Rhaenyra is told

'Those men are tourney knights. My begetter should beryllium defended by a antheral who's known existent combat. Should helium not?'

Insist: She chooses Ser Criston to articulation the Kingsguard, arsenic Otto asks her to possibly see idiosyncratic else, but Rhaenyra insists

Defended: 'Those men are tourney knights. My begetter should beryllium defended by a antheral who's known existent combat. Should helium not?'

Otto agrees arsenic Rhaenyra adds, 'Well, fto america program Ser Criston's investiture then' earlier leaving.

The occurrence cuts to King Viserys, who is with Allicent erstwhile again, arsenic helium asks her however Rhaenyra is.

'Well, these days, she doesn't accidental much than a fewer words to me. I deliberation she mightiness find it difficult... To sermon idiosyncratic matters,' Viserys says arsenic Allicent says, 'It volition instrumentality time. It did erstwhile I mislaid excavation ain mother.'

Viserys and Allicent: The occurrence cuts to King Viserys, who is with Allicent erstwhile again, arsenic helium asks her however Rhaenyra is

Few words: 'Well, these days, she doesn't accidental much than a fewer words to me. I deliberation she mightiness find it difficult... To sermon idiosyncratic matters,' Viserys says arsenic Allicent says, 'It volition instrumentality time. It did erstwhile I mislaid excavation ain mother'

'I privation she would attack me. What if you went to her? There are times erstwhile I would alternatively look the Black Dread himself than excavation ain girl of 15,' helium says with a laugh.

'I deliberation she would unfastened herself to you if invited. You bash person specified an casual mode astir you, Your Grace,' Allicent says with a smile.

He asks Allicent if helium mentions their talks to Rhaenyra and says helium fears she wouldn't understand, but she says she doesn't.

Easy way: 'I deliberation she would unfastened herself to you if invited. You bash person specified an casual mode astir you, Your Grace,' Allicent says with a smile

Not understand: He asks Allicent if helium mentions their talks to Rhaenyra and says helium fears she wouldn't understand, but she says she doesn't

Allicent meets with Rhaenya successful the Sept, who casually mentions what if helium were to remarry, which Rhaenyra doesn't cognize however to answer.

Allicent says her begetter chose her but she doesn't judge it, she thinks helium lone chose her to spurn his member Daemon.

Rhaenyra says she likes it successful the Sept due to the fact that she feels adjacent with her mother, arsenic she lights a candle and prays… but she doesn't cognize what to say.

Sept: Allicent meets with Rhaenya successful the Sept, who casually mentions what if helium were to remarry, which Rhaenyra doesn't cognize however to answer

Spurn: Allicent says her begetter chose her but she doesn't judge it, she thinks helium lone chose her to spurn his member Daemon

Allicent says she tin accidental immoderate she wishes and it's lone for her and the gods to know, arsenic Rhaenyra starts to cry.

'I privation them to spot maine arsenic much than a small girl,' Rhaenyra says arsenic Allicent says her father, 'doesn't cognize the connection of small girls either.'

The occurrence cuts to Corlys and Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best)- the Queen Who Never Was - arsenic Corlys apologizes for his behaviour astatine the tiny assembly meeting.

Gods: Allicent says she tin accidental immoderate she wishes and it's lone for her and the gods to know, arsenic Rhaenyra starts to cry

More: 'I privation them to spot maine arsenic much than a small girl,' Rhaenyra says arsenic Allicent says her father, 'doesn't cognize the connection of small girls either'

Meet: The occurrence cuts to Corlys and Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best)- the Queen Who Never Was - arsenic Corlys apologizes for his behaviour astatine the tiny assembly meeting

They some plainly authorities that the crown is successful information from their enemies arsenic Corlys suggests a proposal: Join their 2 houses and wed their daughter, Laena.

'Unite the 2 large surviving Valyrian houses. With the Targaryen dragons and the Velaryon fleet bound successful blood, you tin amusement the realm that The Crown's strongest days are ahead... Not behind,' Corlys tells Viserys.

Viserys admits helium hasn't fixed matrimony overmuch thought, admitting it has lone been six months since Aemma has passed, revealing a sizable clip leap since the pilot.

Unite: 'Unite the 2 large surviving Valyrian houses. With the Targaryen dragons and the Velaryon fleet bound successful blood, you tin amusement the realm that The Crown's strongest days are ahead... Not behind,' Corlys tells Viserys

Rhaenys adds that they expect him to re-marry sooner alternatively than aboriginal and helium could inquire for nary stronger lucifer than their Laena.

The occurrence cuts to King Viserys' meal with Rhaenyra, erstwhile she says that Criston is the lone knight that has seen combat experience.

Viserys says helium volition marque a good knight arsenic she apologizes for her outburst astatine the tiny assembly meeting.

Re-marry: Rhaenys adds that they expect him to re-marry sooner alternatively than aboriginal and helium could inquire for nary stronger lucifer than their Laena

Dinner: The occurrence cuts to King Viserys' meal with Rhaenyra, erstwhile she says that Criston is the lone knight that has seen combat experience

Apologize: Viserys says helium volition marque a good knight arsenic she apologizes for her outburst astatine the tiny assembly meeting

Viserys meets with Otto and The Grand Maester Mellos (David Horovitch), telling him that helium met with Corlys and tells him of his proposal.

The Grand Maester says that would spell a 'long way' towards uniting some the large houses but they deliberation she is excessively young.

King Viserys meets with Laena (Nova Foueillis-Mosé) arsenic they speech of flying the Black Dread, a dragon known arsenic Balerion, who Viserys was the past rider.

Meet: Viserys meets with Otto and The Grand Maester Mellos (David Horovitch), telling him that helium met with Corlys and tells him of his proposal

Maester: The Grand Maester says that would spell a 'long way' towards uniting some the large houses but they deliberation she is excessively young

Viserys and Laena: King Viserys meets with Laena (Nova Foueillis-Mosé) arsenic they speech of flying the Black Dread, a dragon known arsenic Balerion, who Viserys was the past rider

She cuts close to the chase, stating, 'It would beryllium a large grant to articulation our houses arsenic they were successful Old Valyria. I would springiness you galore children of axenic Valyrian humor truthful that we mightiness fortify the royal enactment and the realm.'

Viserys asks, 'Is that what your begetter told you to say?' though she doesn't respond, but erstwhile asked what her parent told her, Laena says, 'That I wouldn't person to furniture you until I turned 14.'

Rhaenyra talks with Rhaenys, who admits that it 'upsets' her that her girl Laena whitethorn remarry King Viserys.

Honor: She cuts close to the chase, stating, 'It would beryllium a large grant to articulation our houses arsenic they were successful Old Valyria. I would springiness you galore children of axenic Valyrian humor truthful that we mightiness fortify the royal enactment and the realm'

Father: Viserys asks, 'Is that what your begetter told you to say?' though she doesn't respond, but erstwhile asked what her parent told her, Laena says, 'That I wouldn't person to furniture you until I turned 14'

Rhaenyra and Rhaenys: Rhaenyra talks with Rhaenys, who admits that it 'upsets' her that her girl Laena whitethorn remarry King Viserys

'But I recognize the bid of things. I'm not definite you do,' Rhaenys says, arsenic Rhaenyra adds, 'If you mean to elicit immoderate choler from me, you should cognize that you're failing, Princess.'

'Quite the opposite. Whether it's to my girl oregon to idiosyncratic else's, your begetter volition remarry sooner than late. His caller woman volition nutrient caller heirs, and chances are amended than not that 1 of those volition beryllium male. And erstwhile that lad comes of property and your begetter has passed, the men of the realm volition expect him to beryllium heir, not you. Because that is the bid of things,' Rhaenys says.

Rhaenyra says she volition create, 'a caller satellite bid erstwhile she is Queen, arsenic Rhaenys chuckles and says, 'How I privation that could be, Rhaenyra. But the men of the realm already had their accidental to name a ruling queen astatine the Great Council and they denied it.

Order: 'But I recognize the bid of things. I'm not definite you do,' Rhaenys says, arsenic Rhaenyra adds, 'If you mean to elicit immoderate choler from me, you should cognize that you're failing, Princess'

Heir: 'Quite the opposite. Whether it's to my girl oregon to idiosyncratic else's, your begetter volition remarry sooner than late. His caller woman volition nutrient caller heirs, and chances are amended than not that 1 of those volition beryllium male. And erstwhile that lad comes of property and your begetter has passed, the men of the realm volition expect him to beryllium heir, not you. Because that is the bid of things,' Rhaenys says

New satellite order: Rhaenyra says she volition create, 'a caller satellite bid erstwhile she is Queen, arsenic Rhaenys chuckles and says, 'How I privation that could be, Rhaenyra. But the men of the realm already had their accidental to name a ruling queen astatine the Great Council and they denied it

'They denied you, Princess Rhaenys. 'The Queen Who Never Was.' But they bent the genu to maine and called maine heir to the throne,' she says arsenic Rhaenys responds, 'Do you punctual your father's men of that arsenic you transportation their cups?'

Rhaenys says the 'hard information that nary 1 has the information to archer you' that men volition 'set the realm to the torch than spot a pistillate ascend the Iron Throne, and your begetter is nary fool.'

Viserys meets with Allicent again, telling her that Corlys has offered her girl Laena, arsenic Allicent says she is definite she would bask his institution arsenic she has.

Knelt: 'They denied you, Princess Rhaenys. 'The Queen Who Never Was.' But they bent the genu to maine and called maine heir to the throne,' she says arsenic Rhaenys responds, 'Do you punctual your father's men of that arsenic you transportation their cups?'

Hard truth: Rhaenys says the 'hard information that nary 1 has the information to archer you' that men volition 'set the realm to the torch than spot a pistillate ascend the Iron Throne, and your begetter is nary fool'

Enjoy: Viserys meets with Allicent again, telling her that Corlys has offered her girl Laena, arsenic Allicent says she is definite she would bask his institution arsenic she has

She says she has brought him something, which helium discovers is the dragon portion that helium broke during their earlier meeting.

'This is simply a precise benignant gesture, Allicent. Very kind' Viserys says erstwhile determination is simply a sound connected the door.

Otto enters the country and says helium called the Small Council to an exigency league but helium won't archer him why.

Dragon piece: She says she has brought him something, which helium discovers is the dragon portion that helium broke during their earlier meeting

Small council: Otto enters the country and says helium called the Small Council to an exigency league but helium won't archer him why

The Council is told that Prince Daemon stole a dragon egg, and helium near a note, calling him the 'rightful heir to the Iron Throne.'

He says helium is taking a 2nd wife, who, 'is to presume the rubric Lady Mysaria of Dragonstone.'

The enactment adds that she is, 'with child' and Daemon is inviting him to their wedding, and helium took the ovum to person it successful the babe's cradle, 'in the customized of House Targaryen.'

Stole: The Council is told that Prince Daemon stole a dragon egg, and helium near a note, calling him the 'rightful heir to the Iron Throne'

Custom: The enactment adds that she is, 'with child' and Daemon is inviting him to their wedding, and helium took the ovum to person it successful the babe's cradle, 'in the customized of House Targaryen'

They deliberation what helium has done is treason, seizing Dragonstone erstwhile Rhaenyra asks what dragon ovum helium stole, arsenic it's revealed that Daemon stole the ovum meant for his dormant son.

Viserys wants to spell to Dragonstone instantly but Otto wants to spell successful his stead due to the fact that it's excessively dangerous.

Allicent helps her begetter get acceptable arsenic helium says she is the 'most comely miss astatine court' and asks her to spot the King contiguous erstwhile he's gone.

Which egg: They deliberation what helium has done is treason, seizing Dragonstone erstwhile Rhaenyra asks what dragon ovum helium stole, arsenic it's revealed that Daemon stole the ovum meant for his dormant son

Too dangerous: Viserys wants to spell to Dragonstone instantly but Otto wants to spell successful his stead due to the fact that it's excessively dangerous

Comely: Allicent helps her begetter get acceptable arsenic helium says she is the 'most comely miss astatine court' and asks her to spot the King contiguous erstwhile he's gone

Ser Criston arrives and Allicent asks him to look aft the Hand of the King connected his travel to Dragonstone.

The occurrence cuts to Dragonstone wherever Otto and his men are ascending the steps, wherever they are met by Daemon, holding the dragon's egg.

'Welcome to Dragonstone, Otto,' Daemon says, though Otto says his concern is astatine an end, by bid of the King.

Look after: Ser Criston arrives and Allicent asks him to look aft the Hand of the King connected his travel to Dragonstone

Dragonstone: The occurrence cuts to Dragonstone wherever Otto and his men are ascending the steps, wherever they are met by Daemon, holding the dragon's egg

Welcome: 'Welcome to Dragonstone, Otto,' Daemon says, though Otto says his concern is astatine an end, by bid of the King

Daemon asks wherever the King is and Otto says, 'The King would ne'er little himself to entertain specified a mummer's farce.'

Otto calls this, 'a genuinely pathetic show, Daemon. Are you truthful hopeless for the King's attraction that you've resorted to skulking astir -like a communal cutpurse?'

Daemon responds, 'I'm simply keeping with the traditions of my house, the aforesaid arsenic my member did for his heir.'

Never: Daemon asks wherever the King is and Otto says, 'The King would ne'er little himself to entertain specified a mummer's farce'

Pathetic: Otto calls this, 'a genuinely pathetic show, Daemon. Are you truthful hopeless for the King's attraction that you've resorted to skulking astir -like a communal cutpurse?'

Otto explains, 'Those traditions are for the trueborn children of royalty, not for bastards fathered connected a communal whore' and calling his display, 'an abomination.'

With each enactment you ungraded your name, your house, and your brother's reign. Our emotion does not cognize titles and traditions.

Daemon adds, 'You've travel for the egg. Here it is,' holding it retired for Otto to take, taunting him, arsenic Otto says, 'You'd ne'er past this,' but Daemon responds, 'Well, happily, neither would you.'

They person a tense stand-off connected the span erstwhile Daemon's dragon makes beingness known arsenic they sheath their swords.

They perceive different dragon successful the region arsenic Rhaenyra rides successful with her dragon, landing connected the chromatic steps.

She gets disconnected the dragon and walks up to look Otto, who asks what she's doing determination and she says, 'Preventing bloodshed.'

She approached Daemon and says he's surviving successful her castle arsenic they prosecute successful a tense conversation.

She asks if he'll person a kid with his caller woman and helium says, 'One day,' which angers her and causes her to locomotion away.

'If you privation to beryllium restored arsenic heir, you'll request to termination me, truthful bash it, and beryllium done with each this bother,' she says defiantly.

Daemon gives her the ovum and walks backmost to his castle, arsenic Rhaenyra secures the dragon ovum and walks backmost to her dragon and flies away.

Daemon's caller woman Lady Mysaria doesn't' look excessively blessed erstwhile Daemon arrives though Daemon insists nary 1 volition harm her.

'You are Targaryen. You tin spend to play your anserine games with the King, but I cannot. I didn't travel into your work wanting golden oregon powerfulness oregon station. -I came to you to beryllium liberated,' she says.

He asks what she wants to beryllium liberated from and she says 'Fear' and walks away.

Back successful the Red Keep, Viserys is admiring the portion that Allicent gave her, erstwhile helium goes to spot Lord Lyonel, asking for his 'unencumbered opinion.'

He asks her astir Laena and helium says she's lone 12 but helium insists she volition mature arsenic Lyonel says rejecting his connection would not beryllium good with him.

Lyonel says that his 'unencumbered opinion' is that helium should wed Lady Laena and unite the houses, erstwhile he's told that Rhaenyra has returned from Dragonstone, which confuses him.

'You disobeyed me. You fled King's Landing without a connection and you acted without the crown's leave. You could person been killed,' Viserys tells her, but she simply replies, 'I wasn't.'

She says she retrieved the dragon ovum without bloodshed, a feat Otto could not execute alone, and Viserys can't assistance but beryllium impressed.

'I sometimes hide however alike you some were. Your mother's lack is simply a coiled that volition ne'er heal. Without her... The Red Keep has mislaid a warmth that I situation accidental it volition ne'er recover,' helium tells her.

She says it pleases her to perceive him accidental that, and she's not unsocial successful her grief arsenic helium says, 'I privation I had known amended what to accidental to you successful the aftermath. I struggled to recognize that my girl had truthful rapidly go a pistillate grown.'

He tells her helium needs to instrumentality a woman and helium doesn't privation them to beryllium estranged, but she makes it wide that she understands it's what helium needs to do.

The occurrence cuts to the tiny assembly gathering room, wherever Viserys announces helium has decided to instrumentality a caller wife.

'I mean to wed the woman Allicent Hightower earlier spring's end' which does not beryllium good with Corlys who says it is an 'absurdity.'

'My location is Valyrian, the top powerfulness successful the realm,' Corlys angrily says, arsenic Viserys adds, 'And I americium your King' earlier helium storms retired of the room.

Rhaenyra is besides intelligibly not pleased, connected the verge of tears, arsenic she storms retired of the country herself.

Corlys is seen talking to someone, saying helium built his location with the spot of his backmost and helium thought they were some made from the aforesaid cloth… arsenic it's revealed he's talking to Daemon.

Corlys asks Daemon if he's heard of the problems successful the Stepstoness, wherever helium says soldiers are being fed to the crabs.

Corlys says helium has been petitioning the King to nonstop successful the Navy but helium has been denied, arsenic Daemon says that was ne'er his brother's strongest trait, being king.

'The Crabfeeder is backed by almighty entities wrong the Free Cities who privation to spot Westeros weakened. And the King's failures person allowed him to accumulate strength. If those shipping lanes fall, my location volition beryllium crippled. And I volition not person Driftmark beggared portion our King idles himself with feasts and balls and tourneys,' Corlys says.

Daemon adds, 'I volition talk of my member arsenic I wish. You volition not,' though Corlys adds, 'Waiting successful the Stepstones is simply a accidental for you to beryllium your worthy to immoderate who mightiness yet uncertainty it.'

'We are the realm's 2nd sons, Daemon. Our worthy is not given. It indispensable beryllium made,' Corlys says arsenic we get a last look astatine the Crabfeeder arsenic the occurrence comes to an end.

The preview for adjacent week says that Aegon volition beryllium king, since helium is the archetypal calved lad of the king, teasing different ample clip leap arsenic we spot the newborn Aegon.

The siege betwixt the Crabfeeder and the Westeros soldiers is besides teased successful the preview for adjacent week's episode, airing Sunday, September 4 connected HBO.

Crabfeeder: 'We are the realm's 2nd sons, Daemon. Our worthy is not given. It indispensable beryllium made,' Corlys says arsenic we get a last look astatine the Crabfeeder arsenic the occurrence comes to an end

Only child: Several attempts to bring him a lad had failed successful miscarriages and their lone child, Rhaenyra

Brother: Viserys mentions respective times successful the archetypal occurrence that helium is definite the kid Aemma carries is simply a boy, yet giving him an heir and avoiding naming his member Daemon (Matt Smith) arsenic the heir

Anger: Viserys was besides angered erstwhile helium learned that his member Daemon boastfully called himself the heir astatine a brothel and celebrated the decease of Aemma and Baelon, who helium disrespectfully called, 'Heir For a Day'

Home: When Daemon admitted saying those words, Viserys sent Daemon backmost to his location successful the Vale and names Rhaenyra the heir, which volition surely substance the play for the remainder of the show's archetypal season

Alicent: The aviator besides established that Rhaenyra and Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey) - the girl of Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), Viserys' Hand of the King - are champion friends, though that narration whitethorn get analyzable arsenic well

Renewed: HBO has already renewed House of the Dragon for a 2nd season, aft the premiere was the most-watched bid premiere successful web past with astir 10 cardinal viewers tuning in

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