In “Game Of Thrones” a year passed per season, which is why Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) grew from an 11-year-old girl in season 1 to an 18-year-old young woman in season 8. However, large jumps in time were rather the exception, which is why the random-looking fast journeys of the characters across Westeros were often criticized, especially in the later seasons. In “House Of The Dragon”, however, this is solved very differently, as becomes clear for the first time in episode 2.
House Of The Dragon Episode 2 takes place six months after Episode 1, which, however, is not a big topic, but only interspersed in subordinate clauses. It is said that Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) has been on Dragonstone for half a year now – he disappeared there with his lover Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno) at the end of episode 1. Our YouTube moderator Sebastian also goes into the jump in time in the video above.
In the trailer for “House Of The Dragon” Episode 3, however, it was already shown that this one time jump is not the end of the story – and of course the whole series was promoted from the start with Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke playing the older versions of the main characters Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and Alicent (Emily Carey) in later episodes of Season 1.
We have already seen the first six episodes of “House Of The Dragon” and can confirm that there will be more leaps in time, some of them large. Below we summarize the timings in the upcoming episodes. Warning, spoilers follow!
- Episode 2 takes place six months after Episode 1
- Episode 3 takes place more than two years after episode 2
- In episode 4, a total of four years have passed since episode 1
- Episode 5 gets by without a major time jump
- And episode 6 finally plays ten years (!) after episode 5
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It’s a bit reminiscent of the first season.”The Witcher” on Netflix, which caused a lot of confusion among fans with its parallel storylines, which were many years apart. But with “House Of The Dragon” the time sequences are made clear a little better and more elegantly.
In our review of the first six episodes, however, we already have complains that the idea of jumping back in time doesn’t always work out well because it creates inconsistencies in the plot and character development. In episode 2 you can already guess: Why is Daemon allowed to sit undisturbed in Dragonstone for half a year? And why has no one paid attention to the Crab Feeder (Daniel Scott-Smith) and his invasion of the stepping stones for so long?
You can then experience how this will continue in the coming episodes from September 5, 2022 – that is when “House Of The Dragon” Episode 3 will be released on Sky and WOW.
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