Hidden details, future hints and insights from episode 8 of the series Game of Thrones We’re reviewing the links.
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Episode 8 of “House of the Dragon”, “The Lord of the Tides”, contains small but important details, little glimpses of the future, and Game of Thrones It was full of links. In this episode, there was another important time jump in the series. At the end of episode 7, we saw Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and Daemon (Matt Smith) getting married. This episode takes place six years after this event. Depending on the time jump, there were also player changes in the episode.
So what happened in these six years? We saw King Viserys (Paddy Considine)’s health worsening and he was constantly given poppy milk to relieve his pain. Because of this, Viserys was unconsciously bedridden most of the time, with Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) directing the kingdom’s affairs. Rhaenyra and Daemon meanwhile have two children, with a third on the way. The fact that all the characters came together full of tension and intrigue after a long hiatus made this episode one of the most dramatic parts of the series.
Let’s take a closer look at episode 8…
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the daemon with dragon eggs. Earlier, she had stolen an egg from Dragonstone, falsely claiming that she would have a child. Here we see him retrieving Syrax’s new eggs. Exactly how many dragons came from Syrax is unknown, but Morning, which will be flown by Rhaena Targaryen, is definitely one of them. These new eggs are also a sign that we’ll see Rhaenyra and Daemon wanting to get more dragons in A Dance with Dragons. So the approaching fighting footsteps…
Jacaerys Velaryon, aged due to the 6-year time jump and now played by Harry Collett, is trying to learn the High Valyrian language. Between the lines he is trying to say, there is information about how Aegon the Conqueror landed in the Blackwater. This is also a reference to the beginning of Aegon the Conqueror’s conquest of Westeros. In the early chapters, Viserys also referred to this moment when he said, “Aegon looked from Dragonstone to the Blackwater and saw rich lands to conquer.”
When Rhaenyra and Daemon arrive at King’s Landing, Lord Caswell (Paul Hickey) is the only one to greet them. This scene is important in determining Caswell’s role in A Dance with Dragons. Caswell is a Rhaenyra supporter who was imprisoned by the Greens (Alicient Hightower and his children) after Viserys’ death and was eventually killed instead of swearing allegiance to Aegon.
As Rhaenyra and Daemon noted, Alicent removed the Targaryen symbols from the Red Keep in the king’s “absence” and replaced them with symbols of the Faith of the Seven. When Daemon sarcastically ask whether this change was necessary for the king’s health, Alicent says that the Seven not only guide them, but remind them that they are above all an authority. Rhaenyra said, “And which authority will judge my son’s right to the throne?” he asks.
The seven-pointed star was highlighted in both necklaces that Alicent wore in this episode. The purpose of this clearly shows that Alicent has become more attached to this belief in the past years, how smug she is about virtue, faith and righteousness, and that she has positioned herself apart from Rhaenyra, whom she sees as morally inferior. The Faith of the Seven will become more important later in the series.
Alicent calls the guard her son was talking to as she leaves her room, Sir Arryk, but later learns that the man’s name is Ser Erryk. The significance of this name confusion is that it is introduced by twin brothers Arryk and Erryk Cargyll, both of the Kingsguard. In Fire and Blood, Erryk replaced Harwin Strong as Rhaenyra’s guard and supported him in A Dance with Dragons. Arryk, on the other hand, sided with the Greens in the Targaryen civil war, meaning he supported Alicent.
When Alicent, who is fond of her children, learned that Aegon had raped the servant girl Dyana, she dismissed him with the words “you are not my son”. While Alicent is a character that is sometimes compared to Cersei Lannister, she actually represents another member of the family here. Tywin Lannister”Game of Thrones”He had said exactly those words to Tyrion just before he died.
Talking to and sympathizing with the girl his son raped, Alicent carefully warns her not to share this information with others and makes her drink the famous tea that prevents unwanted pregnancies. This is actually an indicator of how much Alicent has changed. She was taken by surprise when she learned that Rhaenyra had been given this tea earlier, but at this point it has turned into something that needs to be done for her.
Rhaenyra introduces her sick-bed father, King Viserys, to her children. Learning that his young grandson has been named Viserys, the King says he is “a name worthy of a king,” which he is more right than he thinks. Although Aegon will be the first to sit on the throne, Viserys is also King II. He will be crowned Viserys. These words also recall the vision of Daenerys Targaryen in A Song of Ice and Fire. Here Rhaegar refers to his own son, Aegon (Jon Snow), “What better name could there be for a king?” he was saying.
In this episode, we found Rhaenys, who came to Kings Landing, near the Weirwood tree, under which we often saw Rhaenyra and Alicent before. The series continues to associate the Targaryen family with the Old Gods. In fact, Aegon the Conqueror most likely adopted the Faith of the Seven as a political move, but this religious difference underlined will appear in the future as a detail emphasizing the distinction between Greens (Alicent) and Blacks (Rhaenyra).
Although Viserys despises Vaemond Velaryon as the second son of House Velaryon, “House of the Dragon” and “Game of Thrones“In ta second sons are very important and they are the ones who define the stories because first sons don’t carry responsibilities. Daemon and Aemond are two great examples of this, but looking more broadly, from Ned Stark to Stannis Baratheon to Tyrion Lannister to Jon Snow and Sandor Clegane Second sons shape the story.
The golden dragons in Viserys’ costume are important not only for the costume design, but also for the future of the story. In the future, Aegon will create a new Targaryen seal when he claims the Iron Throne, and instead of this traditional red dragon figure, he will be a golden dragon inspired by his own dragon, Sunfyre.
With her dying breath, Viserys talks about the Promised Prince, thinking that Rhaenyra is next to him. However, Alicent with him misunderstands this and thinks he wants his own son, Aegon, to ascend to the throne. But these are not the last words of Viserys, just before the king dies, he touches the ring that used to belong to Aemma and closes his eyes, saying “my love”. The series, which ended with an emotional moment that he met his true love in his last breath, will bring the increasing tension to the screens over the issue that Alicent misunderstood in the coming episodes.