The first season of House of the Dragon ended Monday, with a chilling murder.
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Aemond he tried to take revenge on Lucerys for gouging out an eye when they were children, and chased it through a storm on the back of his dragon to try and assert his position.
What he hadn’t foreseen, however, was that the great dragon Vhagar did his own thing. Despite Aemond told his dragon to stop, Vhagar killed Lucerys and her dragon, causing them to fall to Earth. Although Aemond having been ruthless and evil over the course of the series, it was clear that he had no intention of killing Lucerys in that moment.
For the showrunner Ryan Condal and the creative team of House of the Dragon, that was an important moment. They wanted to prove that Aemond he was not yet a psychopath, but that his actions all have consequences.
“Aemond is certainly not without fault in what happened to Luke. But Aemond was also a boy who was bullied and who for part of his life was made fun of because he didn’t have a dragon “
Condal told a The Hollywood Reportercontinuing:
“Now he has it, and he rides the biggest dragon in the world. I think he was proving to his rival that he will not be intimidated and that he will not be fooled, probably more important than trying to become a killer of relatives, which Aemond does a little later in a very poorly calculated and stupid way. When the pieces move on the board and the loyalties are established and you try to figure out who will make a marriage pact to guarantee your army … For Aemond to drop the atomic bombs from the beginning and unleash a real dragon war would be very foolish , but that’s exactly what he ends up doing, because things get out of hand and out of control. It is a complex scene. Aemond is not without fault, but he is not even a psychopath without a logical line of thought ”.
What will happen in House of the Dragon?
The killing of Lucerys from Aemond will push Rhaenyra beyond the point of no return. He wanted to find a peaceful solution, but his son’s death is probably his last straw. This means that Targaryen House is about to embark on a real civil war.
The production of season 2 of House of the Dragon kicks off early next year, so it will take some time before we see any new episodes.
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This new series, which serves as a prequel to the events of game of Thronesadapts George RR Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood to bring the beginnings of House Targaryen to the screen.
The series airs every Monday on Sky with a dubbed episode and the new episode in the original language.
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