House Of The Dragon Episode 2 Recap And Review:
House Of The Dragon kicked things off with a bang last week, unleashing dragons, brutally violent jousting tourneys, and a scene of childbirth gone so horribly wrong, it was almost too difficult to watch.
In Episode 2, titled `The Rogue Prince,` things move a little slower, and while tensions certainly reach a boiling point more than once, no blood is shed—only tears.
We also made our way outside of the Red Keep and King`s Landing, however briefly, and visited both Dragonstone—where Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) has taken his Gold Cloaks for an extended, illegal occupation—and the Stepstones, where the Triarchy and its leader, the Crab Feeder, have set up their bloody shop of horrors.
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But much of this episode focuses on King Viserys I (Paddy Considine) and the women in his life: His daughter and heir, Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock); his new female companion, Rhaenyra`s best friend, Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey); and his own past rival for the throne, Rhaenys (Eve Best) and her husband Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint).
The secret clearly weighs heavily on Alicent, torn between conflicting loyalties to her father, her king, her best friend, and even herself. It’s easy for Viserys, who has barely spoken to her daughter since the Queen’s death many months ago. thinking about. For one thing, Rhaenyra is learning to serve as the successor to the Iron Throne.
After a small council ignores her advice on the situation of the crab-eaters, Rhaenyra takes on one more important task. To fill vacancies in the Kingsguard. She quickly singled out Sir Christine Cole (Fabien Frankel). He’s the only candidate with real combat experience, most recently shown in a tournament against Prince Demon (Matt Smith). There is no other reason why she chose Christon. Not at all.
Towards the end of the episode, Rhaenyra faces another challenge. It’s her exiled uncle’s direct confrontation with her Daemon. Since being banished from the King’s Landing, the eponymous rogue prince has been stationed in Dragonstone and doesn’t care about the Targaryen’s ancestral home. His most recent act of brazenness:
The Kings He secretly infiltrates the Landing and steals dragon eggs to place in his unborn (and completely fabricated) son’s cradle. This egg is the very same egg that was designed for Baelon, Laenira’s late brother, the “Heir for a Day”. ”