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House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1: the 6 best easter eggs seen in the series

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun18,2024

House of the Dragon is finally back. The first episode of season 2 of the HBO series did not fail to impress. to make references to its spin-off Game of Thrones and books by American author George R.R. Martin.

House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1: the 6 best easter eggs seen in the series

Warning, the following article contains SPOILERS about the plot of the first episode of the House of the Dragon series. If you haven't seen it yet, we strongly advise you to stop reading now.

Two years is how long it took fans to wait for the return of the Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragonand its season 2. A necessarily long wait as the fanbase was eager to see the start of the conflict between The Greens and the Blacks, that the first season was applied to the two. install in time. Released today, the first episode proved to be very exciting. quite wise, at least until its outcome. HBO has accustomed us to à these kinds of twists and turns and climaxes. However, the horror arrives here from the very first episode.

#6 THE OPENING CREDITS DEPICTS A TAPESTRY OF THE HISTORY OF THE TARGARYENS

After the Targaryen family tree, HBO decided to open its season 2 with a tapestry revealing the key moments of the family history, and which extends up to the Dance of Dragons. We see the dream of Daenys, which led the Targaryens to move to Dragonstone, the fate of Valyria, the conquest of Aegon I and his sisters at on the backs of dragons, the members of Houses Stark, Arryn and Tully who set out to fight. kneeling in front of Aegon, Alicent Hightower wearing her green dress at the wedding of Rhaenyra and Laenor, the separation of the family, and finally the murder of young Lucerys by Aemmond and his dragon Vhagar, cliffhanger at the end of season 1. And as forGame of Thrones,which added to The credits show the models of the new houses as they progress. As the episodes go, we imagine that the series will complete its own with the significant events that will lead to the end of the series. the fall of the dynasty.

House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1: the 6 best easter eggs seen in the series

#5 THE STARK THEME RE-INTRODUCED

Some of you may have noticed it, but the first few minutes of the episode are revealed to the public under the themeGoodbye Brothercomposed of by Ramin Djawadi.An already existing theme used in Game of Thrones, notably for the moving farewell scenes to Winterfell. A great way to reintroduce the banner into the series.

#4 TORRHEN STARK AND THE CONQUEST OF AEGON

As he disembarks at Winterfell to ensure the support of the Starks in their fight against the power in place, Jacaerys meets Cregan Stark, the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Ned Stark . The latter tells him about the tradition created by Torrhen Stark consisting of send new regular recruits to the Night's Watch. Torrhen was known to kneel before Aegon the Conqueror, realizing there was no chance of defeating him and his dragons, and became known as the King Who Kneeled. We imagine that this event will be recounted in the spin-off on Aegon the Conqueror in preparation for the side. of the encrypted channel and Warner Bros.

House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1: the 6 best easter eggs seen in the series

#3 WINTER IS COMING

We felt it coming. The most famous phrase from Game of Thrones has once again been used. spoken by Cregan Stark. He obviously teases the threat of the White Walkers. come, justifying the construction of such a wall to protect Westeros from“Death”. This also recallsA Song of Ice and Fire,Aegon’s dream, which prophesied their coming and which is at the heart of the Dance of Dragons.

House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1: the 6 best easter eggs seen in the series

#2 THE STATUE OF VISERYS ENDS IN THE GREAT HALL

In homage to Viserys and his reign, a statue was created. erected in the large room, which we see briefly. Although he was criticized for his weakness and his lack of firmness, he managed to maintain unity of a prosperous kingdom during his 23 years of reign. He also succeeds in to delay the end of the war which will divide his family. webp” type=”image/webp”>House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1: the 6 best easter eggs seen in the series

#1 THE EVILS OF BLOOD AND CHEESE

Their names were given teased at many times. Daemon's engagement of the soldier and the rat killer at the gates of King's Landing was one of the most anticipated moments of this season 2. They are missioned to  avenge Lucerys' death by killing Aemmond. However, knowing little about the royal apartments, they come across Haelena and her children. She then points out to them the young heir Jaehaerys, who we hear being beheaded. In the bookFire & Bloodby George R.R. Martin (on which the series is inspired), the scene differs slightly. The killers assassinate the guards and force Helaena to die. choose which of his sons they will kill. She asks them to kill her and leave her children, but when one of the killers threatens to rape Jaehaera, the queen ends up naming Maelor. But ultimately it is Jaehaerys who will be killed.

House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1: the 6 best easter eggs seen in the series

And you on your side, don't hesitate to bring us back other references that you have spotted. in this episode, and whether you liked this start of the season or not.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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