If you look at the trailer for episode 6 of “House Of The Dragon” linked above, you will see it immediately: There are quite a few new faces waiting for you in the “Game Of Thrones” spin-off. A good ten years pass between episode 5 and episode 6. Episode 6 of House Of The Dragon is available to watch starting Monday, September 26, 2022. The new episode will be available on Sky Atlantic at 3 a.m., and it will also be available on Sky Q and WOW (formerly Sky Ticket) immediately afterwards.
The first season of House Of The Dragon consists of ten episodes, with the season finale coming out on October 24, 2022. Here is the full release schedule:
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 1 on August 22, 2022
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 2 on August 29, 2022
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 3 on September 5, 2022
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 4 on September 12, 2022
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 5 on September 19, 2022
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 6 on September 26, 2022
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 7 on October 3, 2022
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 8 on October 10, 2022
- House Of The Dragon Episode 9 on October 17, 2022
- “House Of The Dragon” Episode 10 (Season Finale) on October 24, 2022
Warning, spoilers followwhich we got from the trailer for episode 6 (and a bit from the Book Template “Fire and Blood”* by George RR Martin).
However, it shouldn’t be a big spoiler that we have to be prepared for a lot of new faces from episode 6, because that was already known before the start of the series. Ten years after the events of Episode 5, King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) is still alive – but the fronts are between his wife Alicent (now Olivia Cooke instead of Emily Carey) and his daughter Rhaenyra (now Emma D’Arcy instead of Milly Alcock). harder than ever.
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Not only Alicent and Viserys have children (Aegon, Helaena, Aemond and Daeron in the original book), Rhaenyra and her husband Laenor Velaryon (now: John Macmillan instead of Theo Nate & Matthew Carver) have now become parents. But whether Laenor is the biological father of Jacaerys, Lucerys and Joffrey is doubted by many – which is also teased in the trailer.
So it seems like Rhaenyra and Laenor are continuing to live up to the promise they made before they got married: to have an open marriage. Gay Laenor and Rhaenyra are allowed to have fun with other partners. Queen Alicent sees the fact that Rhaenyra even has children from it as a very clear affront.
Another marriage, which was initiated at the end of episode 5, has now taken place: Daemon (Matt Smith) and Laena Velaryon (now: Nanna Blondell instead of Savannah Steyn & Nova Foueillis-Mosé) are married and are getting married Children Baela and Rhaena.
All the children mentioned so far have Targaryen blood, which means that dragon eggs and dragons will play a bigger role again in the new episodes – after all, it has become a tradition under King Viserys to place a dragon egg in the cradle of a newborn Targaryen child. If no dragon hatches or dies soon after hatching, this is considered a bad omen.
In addition, the conflict over the stepping stones comes to the fore again. After Daemon killed the Crab Feeder (Daniel Scott-Smith), the situation around the islands between Westeros and Essos seemed to be under control – but that’s clearly not the case.
If you want to review the events of Episode 5 before the start of Episode 6, watch our analysis video for the latest episode of “House Of The Dragon” here:
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