House of the Dragon S1E07 Explained

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Komentáře • 0

  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +170

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    Was Aemond wrong to take Vhagar?

    • Lavinia Clark
      Lavinia Clark Před 11 měsíci +51

      No. If he was wrong to take Vhagar, Vhagar would’ve killed him.

    • Joshua Perry
      Joshua Perry Před 11 měsíci +3

      We ever figure out who they killed? Rando guard?

    • Edward desive
      Edward desive Před 11 měsíci +28

      Nahh Aemond earned vhagar he knew the risks and still went for it also jayce and lucerys we’re pretty much bullying him so i say it was fair

    • Lynn Short
      Lynn Short Před 11 měsíci +8

      Targaryens really have a thing for boat sex don’t they? daemon and Rhaenyra , Jon and Dany….
      Boat sex it’s a Targ thing

    • Dani Davis
      Dani Davis Před 11 měsíci +20

      Yes. Vaeghar was mourning the rider he had to kill.-which is unnatural. Aemond was at a funeral at someone's private home. Vaeghar was not lost. It's almost what his mother, Alicent, did with King Viserys. He was mourning and she entered his private space to "claim" him. Aemond could claim the dragón, but was it the right time or place? No. Was it cruel? Yes. I am sure those girls have memories of riding with their mother on Vaeghar since infancy. After seeing her burnt corpse on the beach, the last thing familiar and good to these girls is gone.

  • Smythe283
    Smythe283 Před 11 měsíci +3183

    Daemon was great this episode, he just sat back and watched everyone become the people that he’s been for years. He doesn’t need to stir up the trouble, because it’s already here. The way he just leaned on walls and just watched from a distance was wonderfully done.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +1068

      First time he's ever been the calmest person in the room.

    • HN Films
      HN Films Před 11 měsíci +348

      he's a leaner, daemon. I like how he leans

    • KabbalahSherry
      KabbalahSherry Před 11 měsíci +61

      Yeah Daemon is great tbh. I sort of feel like the show did him dirty having him kill his 1st wife. 😒 Something he does NOT do in the source material. Kinda messed up.

    • SuBhaYU Biswas
      SuBhaYU Biswas Před 11 měsíci +51

      Whenever Daemon puts his cloak on, we all know shits about to go down.

    • Youtube Account
      Youtube Account Před 11 měsíci +44

      Yeah but it was kind of necessary to make it harder for the viewer to pick a side.

  • Jess K
    Jess K Před 11 měsíci +1149

    What’s even worse about Larys offering to take out Luke’s eye is that they both are well aware that Luke is Larys’ NEPHEW. Man really fucking seems to hates his family.

    • Shinsenshogun
      Shinsenshogun Před 11 měsíci +69

      Really intriguing when Larys sees his brother's Velaryon's sons as an obstruction to his recently granted facade of a fief & position in the Game of Fire and Blood

    • Dr Gonzo
      Dr Gonzo Před 11 měsíci +26

      Almost like Larys is thinking far far ahead of himself like a greenseer.

    • mst3KGf
      mst3KGf Před 11 měsíci +122

      More like he doesn't care. I mean, he and Harwin seemed to have a good brotherly relationship and yet he doesn't hesitate to kill him to get ahead. He's a pure sociopath who cares about nothing but himself. As he put it, "best to get through life unencumbered."

    • MyUserTubeAccount
      MyUserTubeAccount Před 11 měsíci +11

      ​@mst3KGf i still think he is a greenseer. don't forget, Harenhal has an enormous weirwood, and is scorpion bolt distance from the Isle of Faces

  • DG
    DG Před 11 měsíci +1171

    Imagine being rhaenyra and daemon’s kids during that wedding, losing a parent so recently and then watching your surviving parent have a steamy make-out sesh with your uncle/aunt

    • FreeF Free
      FreeF Free Před 11 měsíci +129

      All in blood. It was disgusting imo.

    • Miłosz Skrzyński
      Miłosz Skrzyński Před 11 měsíci +133

      My thoughts exactly. They had recently lost their real father and grandfather in a tragedy, the tensions in the family are sky-high and your mom immediately marries your uncle, wtf...

    • Cat Philomel
      Cat Philomel Před 11 měsíci +48

      kids of ancient kings and queens (in all parts of the real world) had to deal with such things all the time. Rhaenyra couldn't waste time mourning, and had to take advantage of the situation while Daemon was available. It HAD TO BE DONE. We cannot judge the situation by modrrn day moral standarts, for Targs they are irrelevant.

    • Aaran Moonlight
      Aaran Moonlight Před 11 měsíci +8

      @Miłosz Skrzyński It is kind of weirder because this isn't just your uncle but also someone you probably haven't met like ever

    • Merritt Animation
      Merritt Animation Před 11 měsíci +14

      That moment when you're pretty sure something real suspicious had to happen to get them to this point but you're like ten and can't do anything.

  • KittyApoc
    KittyApoc Před 11 měsíci +1622

    Find someone who loves you as much as Viscerys loves not making a choice or taking any actions

    • nKosi Ama Kosi
      nKosi Ama Kosi Před 11 měsíci +12


    • Ayushman
      Ayushman Před 11 měsíci +223

      He just wants to play with his legos leave him alone 😭

    • Raymond L
      Raymond L Před 11 měsíci +80

      Poor guy just wants his fam to get along happily. ;(

    • CJ Meiko
      CJ Meiko Před 11 měsíci +82

      Viscerys: Can't we all just get along?

    • NeedsContent
      NeedsContent Před 11 měsíci +27

      This cut deeper than Luke on Aemond's eye.

  • loklan1
    loklan1 Před 11 měsíci +2166

    Just wanted to say that the running gag of the spoiler warning being behind the scenes footage of the cast doing meme dances is excellent, please keep it up.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +438

      The young Luke actor Harvey Sadler has some incredible moves

    • Dr Gonzo
      Dr Gonzo Před 11 měsíci +54

      Am I stupid as fuck or did I miss this entirely?
      Edit: Yes I am stupid as fuck and I in fact missed it because the video is usually background for me. I will now go back and rewatch all the explained videos for this gag haha.

    • jules
      jules Před 11 měsíci +21

      @Jennifer Anthony Aemon: Funny How? How the F am I funny? I'm a clown, i'm here to amuse you?

    • Lilobeetle
      Lilobeetle Před 11 měsíci +10

      anyone got a timestamp? 😅

    • Caleb Petrauskas
      Caleb Petrauskas Před 11 měsíci +3

      @Jennifer Anthony aemond

  • Shubert Reads
    Shubert Reads Před 11 měsíci +2055

    14:16 - "He's a leaner, Daemon. I always liked the idea that he sort of leans" -Matt Smith. Give this man an Emmy 🏆

    • Breezeshooter
      Breezeshooter Před 11 měsíci +198

      "And the award for Best Leaning in a Drama Series goes to..."

    • Aurel Ciobanu
      Aurel Ciobanu Před 11 měsíci +18

      I see this quote frequently, but I don't understand the joke. Can someone explain?

    • Nathan J
      Nathan J Před 11 měsíci +49

      @Aurel Ciobanu in an interview for "Inside the episode of House of the Dragon" which you can watch it in the HBO CZcams channel, there Matt Smith talked about his character Daemon and he explained it in that quote

    • Bishey
      Bishey Před 11 měsíci +133

      Such deep and thoughtful analysis of Daemon. Matt probably leans around at home to stay in character...

    • Luca Simmons
      Luca Simmons Před 11 měsíci +110

      I thought Leaner was a Valeryon though?

  • SoBeDragon
    SoBeDragon Před 11 měsíci +1322

    i always like the little touch you do in these videos, where your voiceover is sync'd up with what the actor is saying. Just puts everything together nicely.

    • Ben O'Keefe
      Ben O'Keefe Před 11 měsíci +11

      a highly appreciated detail

  • Maria Hanczewska
    Maria Hanczewska Před 11 měsíci +167

    After phrase "[Alicent] got three devils on her shoulder and no angel" I started to feel sorry for her. Alicent's anger is also understandable; years of suppressing your feelings, while seeing that someone who breaks the rules is not held accountable, while knowing that if you break the rules, there will be trouble. As "gentle kid" I kinda understand her.

    • Alif Imran
      Alif Imran Před 11 měsíci +1

      And daemon is a true angle for you? Gosh both rhanyera and allicane have accompanied by wrong people.

    • Cancerino
      Cancerino Před 11 měsíci +16

      @Alif Imran raynera chose daemon. She had lots of choice, the entire kingdom even at one point. But she chose him.

    • Maria Hanczewska
      Maria Hanczewska Před 11 měsíci

      @Alif Imran Nope, he's not.

    • rin ray
      rin ray Před 8 měsíci +1

      @Cancerino do you know what is grooming?

  • Carmack Sanderson
    Carmack Sanderson Před 11 měsíci +627

    Can I just say that Emma D'Arcy's Valyrian sounded so rich and fluent when speaking with Daemon? Props to David J Peterson for creating this beautiful conlang, and props to the actors for speaking it like they were born with it

    • Luis Sierra
      Luis Sierra Před 11 měsíci +40

      It makes the show feel so immersive

    • Red Wizard
      Red Wizard Před 11 měsíci +23

      Much better than Daenerys in GOT

      MDNBLUES Před 11 měsíci +22

      Emma's valyrian is the best we've heard in both shows. Hope there's more in the next episodes.

    • Marie Bourgot
      Marie Bourgot Před 11 měsíci +15

      @Red Wizard But isn't it supposed to be this way, as Dany and Rae situation about heritage and language is very much opposed?

    • Dogemaester
      Dogemaester Před 11 měsíci +6

      I fucking love Emma as Rhaenyra.

  • fezmel
    fezmel Před 11 měsíci +1174

    18:48 - For the first time, we see the older Alicent picking at her fingernails because she’s nervous about what happened. Although, I do sense a little restraint from her, as she grasps her hands - almost as though she’s trying to stop herself from the picking of the skin. I thought this was a subtle but effective method of communicating character development.

    • Acerex Ala-an
      Acerex Ala-an Před 11 měsíci +39

      How you see this little details makes me wanna observe more as I have read the books too. Truly great episode!

    • SacredDatura
      SacredDatura Před 11 měsíci +25

      It's a great detail that mirrors her spiraling into mania. In some scene in the previous episode Alicent makes nervous little hand motions like she wants to pick at her fingernails, but doesn't.

    • Bingo the Pug
      Bingo the Pug Před 11 měsíci +28

      At first I disliked her, but now I realize she’s in an impossible situation. Now I kinda feel bad for her. She’s basically trapped in her position with no escape.

    • merkikima
      merkikima Před 11 měsíci +18

      @Bingo the Pug yes i can't help but feel bad for her too whether we like it or not her children will always be a threat to Rhae thinking otherwise is nothing but naivety when one is familiar with real history it's a messed up situation all around and it is all viserys's faul

    • fezmel
      fezmel Před 11 měsíci +2

      @Acerex Ala-an I pick at my fingers a lot, too, so I’ve been following this detail/character arc for the entire season. As soon as the time jump happened, I was immediately curious about how much Alicent would be picking at her fingers as an adult, especially after the green dress moment in episode 5. Predictably, I didn’t see much (if any?) finger-picking in episode 6, but I immediately picked up on it in this scene from episode 7. I do a lot of the hand grasping when I’m trying to stop myself from doing that when I’m nervous. Or I’ll brush my hands away when I pick up on it since I’ve been good at stopping myself from doing it as soon as I start. I’m curious to see if this is something they continue exploring for her character in the next 3 episodes, and so on.

  • Finnan Cahill
    Finnan Cahill Před 11 měsíci +375

    I think Alicent is okay with Aegon and Halaena more so because she’s paranoid and wants to keep her children closely within her grasp and opposed to marrying them out to the influence of other houses

    • Melancholic Mango
      Melancholic Mango Před 11 měsíci +51

      Or even worse, Rhaenyra's bastard sons.

    • Poppy Online
      Poppy Online Před 11 měsíci +32

      Doesn’t make her self righteous hypocrisy about incest any better

    • viceb7
      viceb7 Před 11 měsíci +8

      Yea just furthers her hypocrisy too

    • AB1988
      AB1988 Před 11 měsíci +1

      She gives me a lot of show Cersei vibes

    • moonlight
      moonlight Před 11 měsíci +8

      @AB1988 nop, Cercei is stupid and cruel, Alicent, so far is strategic and didn't show cruelty yet

  • Jeff and JoAnn Bauer
    Jeff and JoAnn Bauer Před 11 měsíci +412

    There was a lot of great subtly with Lord Commander Westerling too: gently reminding Viserys about watching his queen Alicent (after Viserys called her Aemma), the look he gives Cole when Alicent tries to overrule Viserys and order Cole to take Luke’s eye, and then he tells Cole to stay his blade when Alicent attacks Rhaenyra.

    • Shinsenshogun
      Shinsenshogun Před 11 měsíci +72

      Ser Harold Westerling, likely the last fine and loyal Lord Commander Kingsguard of the Westerosi Realm capable of holding their brothers' blades from kin-strife, having to take up the position vacated by his predecessor Ser Ryam Redwine.

    • The Wayfarer
      The Wayfarer Před 11 měsíci +53

      The actor apparently taught himself acting purely from experience, think he's shaped up to be a good depiction of a Kingsguard knight. The standard, the kind of person Selmy and Jamie assume the role to be at first.

    • Can Acar
      Can Acar Před 11 měsíci +37

      @The Wayfarer he was also pretty good as djikstra in witcher.

    • Lurklen
      Lurklen Před 11 měsíci +43

      He's a very skilled actor, and I hope we get to see him bust out some moves in this show. I liked how tense it got between him and Criston.

    • Siberian Wolf
      Siberian Wolf Před 11 měsíci +18

      @Can Acar and he is one of the dwarves in Hobbit!

  • AtlasPrime619
    AtlasPrime619 Před 11 měsíci +95

    I love how Corlys’ actor in behind the scene is just staring at Luke’s dancing like, “I’m too old to understand this”.

    • shorey66
      shorey66 Před 5 měsíci

      I think it might be more of a...'goddammit this is the fiftieth take, I wan't to hit the lunch truck.'

  • 55 titles
    55 titles Před 11 měsíci +336

    The nighttime scenes look alot better in this video than they did in the actual episode vhaegar looked so good here

    • FreeF Free
      FreeF Free Před 11 měsíci +28

      It's crazy they did the same thing from GOT.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +213

      Had to bump the brightness waaaay up to see anything lmao

    • Jammes Jammes1006
      Jammes Jammes1006 Před 11 měsíci +2

      Idk what you talking about cause i pirated

      RKIWTIR Před 11 měsíci +4

      Second highest budget tv show on air rn has budget problems and couldn't afford having lighting for their scenes 🤣

    • Royalty Blessed
      Royalty Blessed Před 11 měsíci +1

      I saw the scene pretty well. But then again I didn't see it on HBO lol

  • Arne Timmer
    Arne Timmer Před 11 měsíci +603

    I think "Dragons of flesh weaving dragons of thread" means the sewing of the banners. The dragons of thread.

    • nKosi Ama Kosi
      nKosi Ama Kosi Před 11 měsíci +15

      Wow. That’s. An awesome interpretation. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

    • Aegon Breakspear
      Aegon Breakspear Před 11 měsíci +5


    • loismydarling 🎭
      loismydarling 🎭 Před 11 měsíci +7

      That's what I'm leaning toward, though I can see why other people are interpreting it as Rhaenyra and Daemon finally getting married, too.

    • Arne Timmer
      Arne Timmer Před 11 měsíci +14

      @loismydarling 🎭 interpretation is the danger of prophecy. Although the phrase "Aemond needs to give an eye for a dragon" is pretty clear.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +148

      I like the dragons of thread referring to tapestries as well -- evoking generational history, family trees, bloodlines..

  • Miss Believer
    Miss Believer Před 11 měsíci +111

    I think Laenor living by the end and escaping was very fitting for his arc. Throughout ASOIF we're told that love is the death of duty, but I think the choice he makes is not a compromise of either. He gets to perform his duty to his wife, the heir to the throne, by the very act of leaving her because that's the only way she can strengthen her claim to the throne (a marriage with Daemon, with Laenor out of the picture). He also gets to pursue love because he's chosen a life of freedom with his true lover. Love _with_ duty.

  • Mordecai626
    Mordecai626 Před 11 měsíci +796

    RIP random squire with an adequate skintone to pass off as Laenor. Gone, but not forgotten.

    • Friendly Bane
      Friendly Bane Před 11 měsíci +163

      "Some of you may die, but it is a sacrifice I am willing to make.

    • Tracy Ranger
      Tracy Ranger Před 11 měsíci +97

      Pour one out for the caramel homie 😔 he didn't deserve that

    • zizoumonk10
      zizoumonk10 Před 11 měsíci +14

      But like what if Laenor had some weird birthmark or crazy dragon tattoo on his lower back and they examined the rest of the squire’s body

    • Kevin Wanderlan
      Kevin Wanderlan Před 11 měsíci +52

      Headcanon: there's no more dark skinned people by the time of Game of Thrones because black commonfolk kept being mistaken for Velaryons

  • Why are you reading my nickname?
    Why are you reading my nickname? Před 11 měsíci +24

    One little detail I really liked about this episode is that Daemon only interfered when Rhaenyra's life was in danger. He didn't care for the fact that Aemond hit his daughters, he was smiling when Aemond lost his eye, didn't seem too upset when Alicent demanded retribution but he immediately stepped in front of Criston when latter moved towards Rhaenyra during her fight with Alicent. I think it kinda ties in with what was mentioned in the video that Daemon won't be a good husband: he seemingly doesn't care about her children nor about his own. Really makes me wonder about what he could do in the future.

    • FirefulXD
      FirefulXD Před 10 měsíci +1

      exactly my thoughts. i was watching him lean like wait those are YOUR daughters up there too..

  • Sam A
    Sam A Před 11 měsíci +14

    I love the stuff about Viserys' guilt fueling his undying loyalty to rhaenyra. Its very tragic and moving. Absolutely love what HOTD and paddy considine have done with Viserys I.

    • Poppy Online
      Poppy Online Před 11 měsíci +1

      He’s the best actor. Amazing!

  • FromMyAshes RisenRebornRedeemed
    FromMyAshes RisenRebornRedeemed Před 11 měsíci +36

    The scene were all kids brawl and the scene where kids argue and the king yells.....its the most real and true humanlike reaction.....all kids played it masterfully. Great scenes. props to everyone infont and behind the cameras.

  • Diaz Nueces
    Diaz Nueces Před 11 měsíci +370

    I just realized, Aegon the elder being the party boy, and Aemond the younger being the dutiful son is awfully familiar; it's basically another piece of the "history repeating itself" theme Martin uses throughout ASOIAF, history in the series would later repeat itself again with Robert and Stannis; the former being the party boy and the latter being the dutiful son. Maybe Aemond's fate in Fire & Blood (and HOT D) will shed light on Stannis future in TWOW.

    • C Leigh
      C Leigh Před 11 měsíci +54

      at least Aemond dies in an epic dragon battle

    • loismydarling 🎭
      loismydarling 🎭 Před 11 měsíci +19

      I was literally just thinking this about Aegon/Aemond and Robert/Stannis

    • SantomPh
      SantomPh Před 11 měsíci +15

      The trope is subverted be Aegon III and Viserys (both dutiful) , Daeron and Baelor (both ambitious) and in a sense Daeron II and Daemon Blackfyre (the younger "brother" is the rebel).

    • Friendly Bane
      Friendly Bane Před 11 měsíci +49

      It also has to do with the theme of 2nd sons. The 1st son is handed everything by inheritence, but the 2nd sort of hangs around the throne. He is a prince, but has no real authority and has to find his own way. Becoming Hand, Commander of the City Watch, Leading the crown armies in battle, being dutiful. They kind of have to work to gain recognition.

  • Mohanish Kamble
    Mohanish Kamble Před 11 měsíci +120

    I have a theory about Viserys surviving this long only because he doesn't sit the Iron Throne anymore at all. He was never shown taking a seat on the Iron Throne ever since he cut his pinky off it and at the same time Mellos was replaced by Orwyle as Grand Maester which helped him recover better.

    • laura müller
      laura müller Před 11 měsíci +4

      That's like a common view in this matter

    • Agustín Prieto
      Agustín Prieto Před 11 měsíci +1

      But in ep04 he was sitting in the throne when Daemon arrived with the crown.

    • Mohanish Kamble
      Mohanish Kamble Před 11 měsíci +11

      @Agustín Prieto Nope, he didn't take a seat was only standing before the throne two steps above everyone. To assert his power, he wore the crown in front of everyone and took hold of Blackfyre the legendary sword of Aegon The Conqueror which passes on from King to King.

  • David Moktan
    David Moktan Před 11 měsíci +347

    Woke up randomly at 1am to pee and caught this fresh Alt Shift X video. If you are in the chat brother, I am a long time fan. Love your works and all you do to expand these and many other amazing stories and worlds. Please introduce more amazing lore from other classics. Was gonna head to bed but now gonna finish this video and hopefully not go down this hot d alt shift x rabbit hole. Wish me luck. Good night

    • Shizza Khan
      Shizza Khan Před 11 měsíci +8

      Same story woke up at 3am (I currently have a cold) and decided to watch while sipping some tea! This is truly an Amazing channel that has added so much insight into the lore of different series! Keep it up Alt Shift X

    • Dylunic
      Dylunic Před 11 měsíci +2

      @Shizza Khan Honestly that sounds like the vibe, just a quiet night sipping tea and watching Alt Shift X videos

  • Eugene Imbang Y Orteza
    Eugene Imbang Y Orteza Před 11 měsíci +280

    3:42 -> This is a subtle nod that 180 years later, the motto of House Targaryen would be "I don't want it"

    • Phong Phạm Nghĩa
      Phong Phạm Nghĩa Před 11 měsíci +6

      lol 🤣

    • the chef
      the chef Před 11 měsíci +3

      Ay, both bastards too! Btw I’m only on book 1 of GOT so no spoilers plz

  • Hi Daßer
    Hi Daßer Před 11 měsíci +30

    You forgot one very crucial part. King V actually threatened anyone who speaks of the rumor to have their tongue removed.
    Also Criston refused to follow Alisent’s order cause he said “ I swore to protect you” not to follow your orders blindly

  • HousedHorse
    HousedHorse Před 11 měsíci +21

    My interpretation was that Alicent betrothed Aegon and Helaena to put a stop Rhaenyra's plans to marry Helaena to Jacaerys. In the last episode when Rhaenyra says she "has been undermined" my thinking was that this is what happened behind the scenes.

  • Deep Dark Boys
    Deep Dark Boys Před 11 měsíci +128

    Thanks for these Alt, I love watching them after the eps to make sure I've got it all straight. The work you put in is nothing short of phenomenal!

  • Wiseacres
    Wiseacres Před 11 měsíci +82

    The fight between the children was MAD lol they were throwing straight punches without holding back!
    Also I liked how large Veghar is, they really emphasized how large she is compared to Aemond.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +51

      I haven't seen hand to hand combat that advanced from children since Spy Kids 2

  • Austin Pressy
    Austin Pressy Před 11 měsíci +157

    Thank you for all the work you do on your videos X!! I’m sure it takes a lot of your time and effort but you do it for us every week. Just wanna say we all appreciate you so much

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +58

      Thanks so much! Glad the effort is appreciated.

    • loismydarling 🎭
      loismydarling 🎭 Před 11 měsíci +5

      @Alt Shift X 16k views in 35 minutes is pretty crazy, but well-earned. Still the best recaps on the Tube 💫

    • Lobo Medina
      Lobo Medina Před 11 měsíci +6

      @Alt Shift X
      You have a wonderful speaking voice.

    • Kay
      Kay Před 11 měsíci +2

      Ry and why shouldn't they?

    • Lobo Medina
      Lobo Medina Před 11 měsíci +1

      Kamil S
      A "speaking voice" can also be a person's "normal" voice. Not sure what your point is. "lol".

  • Luigi -
    Luigi - Před 11 měsíci +34

    What hasn't been explained so far is why Otto craves so much power. There are a lot of power-hungry characters in the primary asoiaf timelime and you pretty much get and understand their motivations (Varys wants to sit a Blackfyre in the throne, Cersei was neglected and used as a pawn her entire life, Littlefinger was being constantly humilliated and berated because of his poor man status, etc.) but Otto? he may be a second son but his family is one of the wealthiest and more powerful ones, not only that but they do seem to get along and support each other as much as they can. As of now, Otto is kind of a caricature villain twisting his mustache without any reason whatsoever.

    • TeaSquiffy
      TeaSquiffy Před 11 měsíci +9

      I took, from his conversation with his brother, that this is how the Hightowers operate. They're taught to take and keep as much power as they can. Otto's brother persuades him to chase power, he teaches Alicent to do the same, and so on.

    • Bhlack Bishop
      Bhlack Bishop Před 10 měsíci +6

      Otto is a second son, his elder brother's family will inherit Hightower while his family will have nothing. Second sons aren't given power, they have to take it. Like how Daemon became King of the Narrow sea

    REHAN KHAN Před 11 měsíci +52

    Loved how the characters spoke so much through their eyes in this episode.

    • Jarno Datema
      Jarno Datema Před 11 měsíci +7

      Except for Aemond. He spoke half as much.

  • Agusto Alarco
    Agusto Alarco Před 11 měsíci +28

    “Love is the death of duty” also resonates with Viserys choosing Rhaenerys as his heir because of the love he had for his wife, instead of doing his duty and re-marrying to get a male heir (someone who will have better chances of being accepted) and secure the Targaryens bloodline to continue so they can fight against the WW.

  • Jarno Datema
    Jarno Datema Před 11 měsíci +101

    Every time. Every time I watch an episode I think I spotted every detail, every bit of symbolism, but for everything I have you have always have two or three more things I always completely overlook. You’re godlike mate.

    • ajadoniz
      ajadoniz Před 11 měsíci

      He has the benefit of having a community to talk it out with. Check out his after show streams as we help each other make sense of the episode.

  • Adriano Alves
    Adriano Alves Před 11 měsíci +25

    I thought that Daemon laughed at the funeral to attract the attention to him and not to Rhaenyra and the kids as a way to protect his crush/niece. Before he starts laughing he is looking around and he seems to notice that people are looking at her.

  • Blake Kush
    Blake Kush Před 11 měsíci +149

    My favorite day is when Alt-Shift-X delivers a video on the previous episode the day a new episode comes out. Blessings from the Old Gods and New.

    • David Wolfish
      David Wolfish Před 11 měsíci +15

      Those New Gods are surely Middle-Aged Gods by now.

    • YungBenGriffey
      YungBenGriffey Před 11 měsíci +4

      All these other CZcamsrs rushing their vids out and Alt Shift X taking his time, knowing he’ll have the best breakdown, AND reminding us that we’re about to get an episode the same day. It’s genius

  • Brandon
    Brandon Před 11 měsíci +147

    Personally I think Larys Strong is just craving approval from the Queen because he's never gotten positive attention or been needed before. No motive to go for the crown, just chasing positive affirmation from her.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +142

      I wish we got some interactions between Larys and Lyonel. What was his relationship like with his dad? And his mother??

    • FreeF Free
      FreeF Free Před 11 měsíci +6

      I'm just wondering what he will do when he stops getting that approval.

    • Billy
      Billy Před 11 měsíci +58

      @Alt Shift X But his relationship with his brother was great. They were close. That makes Larys super terrible

    • Shinsenshogun
      Shinsenshogun Před 11 měsíci +1

      @FreeF Free Definitely look up to one that upholds Targaryen traditions: the green lads in Aegon II, Aemond, and the other children of Viserys & Alicent (as if he can convince Helaena)

    • laura müller
      laura müller Před 11 měsíci +1

      Big cap, nobody kills his family for affirmation.

  • Damien Osborne
    Damien Osborne Před 9 měsíci +6

    Ever since the timeskip in between episode 5 and episode 6, Alicent has become an awful person and the show shows her continuously becoming a more and more awful person.
    It's subtle but you can see that the Velaryon kids and Targaryen kids were actually pretty cool with each other until Alicent and Criston got involved to sow seeds of discord- Aegon, Jace, and Luke all prank Aemond together, Aemond couldn't stand Aegon 'cause he's a twat so he totally could have got on well with his nephews, and when Aegon or Aemond (I forget which one,) knocks into Jace or Luke (couldn't tell) in the practice yard, he gives him a pat on the shoulder to show he didn't mean anything by it and they're cool. Then Criston got involved because he's a psycho and an incel to pit them against each other, and Alicent not only pushed Aegon to hate the Velaryons, but also pushed him to claim the throne one day, despite the fact that 1. he didn't want it and 2. he would (and did) make an awful king because all he cares about is boozing and whoring- very similar to Aegon IV who was a LEGENDARILY-bad king

    • xytech
      xytech Před 4 dny

      Aegon IS a bad king, but he does BECOME a decent one. After he gains a spine and does his own thing ignoring his mother and grandfather.

  • Galactic Unicorn
    Galactic Unicorn Před 11 měsíci +56

    I think Visery’s determination to make Rhaenyra heir is very understandable. After Aemma died and Daemon left, Rhaenyra seems to be the only one around who truly loves and care for him, while the others just want power and try to manipulate him. Especially now when he’s sick and old and wants to be surrounded by loved ones, he probably thinks of Aemma more than before, and wants Rhaenyra to be happy and gets the throne more than ever. Yes, Alicent’s children are his and he probably loves them too, but he might not love them as much as Rhaenyra, because they’re more Hightower’s than Targaryen’s, and a part in his mind probably keeps telling him they’re the products of Otto’s manipulation. It’s also why he tries to reach out to Daemon here. Because deep down Viserys knows Daemon does love him, something he desperately needs right now.

    • FreeF Free
      FreeF Free Před 11 měsíci +17

      Rhaenyra was a straight up bish after Amma died though.

    • Shinsenshogun
      Shinsenshogun Před 11 měsíci +21

      @FreeF Free with no mother to guide and the ailing father to do his duties as King of the Realm, Rhaenyra is definitely prone to be awakened by a smooth criminal leaner of an uncle

    • FreeF Free
      FreeF Free Před 11 měsíci +1

      @Shinsenshogun True!

    • Cobalt360Degrees
      Cobalt360Degrees Před 11 měsíci +1

      @FreeF Free To be fair, Rhaenyra wanted to be included more in his work as his heir and Viserys still dragged his feet on that, so her being a bitter teenager does at least kinda make sense.
      She still does plenty that prevents me feeling like, *bad* for her, but I can at least understand where her frustrations are coming from.

    • Jorge Moya
      Jorge Moya Před 11 měsíci +10

      "Rhaenyra seems to be the only one around who truly loves and care for him" are we seeing the same show, where rhaenyra did so many fuck ups that her father allowed?, the same show where allicent was shown to be a loving, kind and really caring wife with him regardless in his state, she may been manipulated to become closer to the king but true kindness and care cannot be bought.

  • snangebrain
    snangebrain Před 11 měsíci +14

    I love the perpetual worried look on Helaena’s face, the actress has done a lot with her limited screen time.

  • SarSean
    SarSean Před 11 měsíci +55

    Another parallel i noticed was criston's previous offer to rhaenyra of escaping the troubles of the crown and how Laenor ended up. Maybe these thoughts helped her empathize with laenor better and let her grant her own deep seated wants to another.
    Im also really keen on any future interactions between Rhaenyra and Criston, on how messy it would be lmao

  • Hannah
    Hannah Před 11 měsíci +10

    the way rhaenyra set laenor free reminds of how she also spared the white stag during aegon's nameday hunt. there is a deeply tragic irony in watching her more noble actions go unnoticed by the other characters in the show.

  • Sam Butler
    Sam Butler Před 11 měsíci +8

    In the books the legitimacy of Jace, Luke, and Joff is much less certain. I think it would have been better if the whole Strong family had been cast with black actors too; the kids could look like Laenor but not have the silver hair. Just make it a little less obvious, make the king a little less stupid

  • Jorge Rincon
    Jorge Rincon Před 11 měsíci +21

    I really think they didn't actually killed Laenor Velaryon, just to make the audience sympathize more with Rhaenyra side, I believe that was a cheap cop out, cause I don't see Laenor just abandoning his family and his dragon for the chance to live free somewhere else, even if it was an offer he couldn't refuse

    • Miss Believer
      Miss Believer Před 11 měsíci +12

      Maybe he did it for more than love, maybe he did it because he saw it as a way to perform his duty for his wife, the heir to the throne. If he's out of the picture, she can strengthen her claim by marrying Daemon. With this plan, he gets to choose both duty and love.

    • cosmo
      cosmo Před 11 měsíci +1

      @Miss Believer that’s the vibe I got too.

    • Tinayé
      Tinayé Před 10 měsíci

      Exactly, especially since his parents just lost a child. I doubt he'd want them to suffer more

  • ChidiAndy
    ChidiAndy Před 11 měsíci +31

    Hi there. Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate all the work you put into the videos...and the timing. Just a day before the next episode is like a good refresher course.

  • marinelli
    marinelli Před 11 měsíci +126

    I think all Helaena's prophecies happened within the episode.
    "Hand turns loom"
    Otto kicked and picked up drunk Aegon and put him to bed shows his power over the prince; or this could be Otto starting the civil war.
    "Spool of green, spool of black"
    Aemond claiming Vhagar and losing his eye to Lucerys creates further division of House Targaryen, fully establishing the Blacks vs. Greens.
    "Dragons of flesh, weaving dragons of thread"
    This could be Daemon and Rhaenyra secretly getting married through Valyrian tradition; or Aemond and Rhaenyra both getting their cuts literally sewed up by the maester.

    • loismydarling 🎭
      loismydarling 🎭 Před 11 měsíci +4

      The last one, definitely

    • Victor Schmidt
      Victor Schmidt Před 11 měsíci +5

      I think they'll maybe she's hinting at the next episode, like the last one hinted at this episode.

    • hydrocooledcarrot
      hydrocooledcarrot Před 11 měsíci +10

      I think we got the "he'll have to close an eye" prophecy this episode and the dragons of thread will happen in the next as the factions prepare for war and we see a lot of banners with either green or black dragons on them (dragons of thread)🤞

    • loismydarling 🎭
      loismydarling 🎭 Před 11 měsíci

      @hydrocooledcarrot Noice

    • Lyk Entropy
      Lyk Entropy Před 11 měsíci +3

      Real dragons going extinct and becoming only dragons in the tapestries.

  • Antrayen
    Antrayen Před 11 měsíci +8

    Hearing Dany's theme (when she flew Drogon for the first time) in the scene with Aemond and Vhagar was truly beautiful ❤

  • HB
    HB Před 11 měsíci +19

    Corlys claiming the Strong boys is so heartwarming to me.

    • Chris Rubin
      Chris Rubin Před 11 měsíci +11

      YES! and him being so protective of them saying "you would have me cast an even darker shadow over those boys" like he clearly loves them and considers them his grandsons

  • RevanTheRebel
    RevanTheRebel Před 11 měsíci +5

    Because Helaena’s prophecy about Aemond’s eye was worded very literally, I viewed her visions about the loom much less metaphorically. She says spools of black and green, and dragons of flesh weaving dragons of thread. I think she can literally see the divided banners of Targaryen being erected by the two sides in the war to come.

  • Alan Hervert
    Alan Hervert Před 11 měsíci +31

    I hope that Larys kin slaying doesn’t go unpunished, let’s remember that in the books it’s considered to be one of the worst sins

    • FirefulXD
      FirefulXD Před 10 měsíci

      thing is nobody can really prove he did it, since he used his secret tongueless agents, and fire by its nature destroys evidence

    • Y D
      Y D Před 6 měsíci +1

      @FirefulXD I think he means “fate” or other supernatural forces rather than man’a law. Like people who killed their blood are doomed in Song of Ice and Fire universe.

    • FirefulXD
      FirefulXD Před 6 měsíci +1

      @Y D ohh, big facts

  • Shogun
    Shogun Před 11 měsíci +17

    I didn’t really take Rhaneyra’s fire speech literally, as she said her and Daemon are meant to burn together, so I think she’s implying that Targaryens are fires that themselves cannot be tamed by less bloodlines and they always get burned, that’s why they should marry in the family and marry each other, but it works both ways

  • Matthew Zbikowski
    Matthew Zbikowski Před 11 měsíci +20

    Your dedication to putting out the video before the next episode is unmatched! Appreciate the effort man

  • bone sock
    bone sock Před 11 měsíci +98

    If someone like Ned stark raised the children the realm would’ve had a peace for many years

    • Mya. More
      Mya. More Před 11 měsíci +12

      wait.. no ._.
      Children are not like their parents. Ned still did some fucked up shit xD Sansa is intitled, Arya will make Sansa's world goes to shit just for laugh. Rickon doesnt exist, Robb breaks deals cuz he fell in love. And his nephew can't be trusted to explain why he doesnt want it! And Bran, who has a better story than.. yeah ok u see what i mean?! xd
      He wasn't "the best" but he was a good Lord, respectful of his ppl. Yes he would teach a bit to his kid but still not that much. Jeor Mormont was a good gran'pa for John, Aemon too. Arya had good figures to teach her one things or two too. Sansa learnt through pain so, rip. Osha was a good "auntie" to Bran and Rickon, but was their servant anyways. As we've seen on screen, all of them learnt more from others.
      But i would still pay to see Ned raising all the children tho! all of'em \o/

    • JakeMXZero
      JakeMXZero Před 11 měsíci +2

      I don't know about that actually, yes the kids would be significantly less fucked up, but I think he would be pushing for the non-bastard children to be the heirs and thus potentially cause fighting to happen

    • Poor White People are Failures
      Poor White People are Failures Před 11 měsíci +5

      Alicent is the closest thing to Ned, but unfortunately the show frames it (likely as a prank by GRMM to trick idiots) as if she’s the crazy one.

    • Olorin
      Olorin Před 11 měsíci +2

      Just don't do the Ned part where he is beheaded in front of his daughters, sending his scattered family off to be plagued by war, murder, and general heartbreak.

    • Cobalt360Degrees
      Cobalt360Degrees Před 11 měsíci +1

      @Poor White People are Failures Closest among her peers, but still massively far off.
      Ned was upright to the point of foolishness and his downfall was caused by his commitment to his morals, but Alicent is upright because of crippling insecurities about herself and her position and is surrounded by manipulators because of it.

  • batgurrl
    batgurrl Před 11 měsíci +15

    Love your analysis with the occasional snark and sarcasm. They will get sand in all of their crevices made me pause the video because I couldn’t stop laughing. What you said about Alicent’s attitude toward Rhaenyra was so spot on. Can’t wait to see tonight’s episode☮️

    • Jay Clearmen
      Jay Clearmen Před 11 měsíci

      Yup did that once
      Never again.. Thought I was being romantic & spontaneous and stuff. Take it from me fellas it isn’t a good idea Even with a blanketp

  • VestyyCPN
    VestyyCPN Před 11 měsíci +68

    Tbh I was shocked how focused everybody was on Alicent for demanding an eye of Lucerys for stabbing her son in the eye, while Rhaenyra wanted to torture a little boy for telling the truth about her bastard children.

    • Alberto Quezada
      Alberto Quezada Před 11 měsíci +25

      Yeah but the Rhaenyra apologists brush this like nothing !!! Eddard died because of Joffrey bastardy, Cersei high treason & started the War of the Five Kings, but hey double standards right, wrong!!!
      No problem to Viserys; Rhaenyra can do no wrong, even if Aemond is his son too.🤬😈

    • DragonSlayerHD
      DragonSlayerHD Před 11 měsíci +13

      Yeah Iam on team green for sure, Rhaenyra and Daemon griefing way to much

    • Alberto Quezada
      Alberto Quezada Před 11 měsíci +6

      @DragonSlayerHD Team Green!!!🟢🟢🟢
      Because its mean!!!😄

    • Jared Heath
      Jared Heath Před 11 měsíci +6

      @DragonSlayerHD Aegon 2 underrated.

    • VestyyCPN
      VestyyCPN Před 11 měsíci +3

      @Jared Heath true

  • 7deuc2e
    7deuc2e Před 11 měsíci +2

    I think this was the best episode so far (outside of the horrific lighting during some scenes.) Great acting all around during the aftermath of Aemond becoming One Eye

  • Christos
    Christos Před 11 měsíci +171

    When Alt Shift X uploads I get a really warm feeling deep inside of me

    • Jasper Song
      Jasper Song Před 11 měsíci


    • HB
      HB Před 11 měsíci +22

      That's what she said

    • Uma calopsita e um violão
      Uma calopsita e um violão Před 11 měsíci +1

      Mr. Chang has a specific reaction to your comment.

    • Hazriq Husrin
      Hazriq Husrin Před 11 měsíci +1

      Me too. Although they are other channel upload review within 24hrs after the show aired, its still feel incomplete.. Alt X is much better.

    • Taylor Johnson
      Taylor Johnson Před 11 měsíci +2

      That’s your IBS flaring up again

  • Logan R
    Logan R Před 11 měsíci +14

    My Sunday routine before new HotD is to watch your recaps to show me the details I missed. Thanks for putting these together for us!

  • The Second Son
    The Second Son Před 11 měsíci +25

    Aemond claiming Vhagar will go down as one of the most badass scenes in GOT/HOTD history. EPIC!

    • Ayushman
      Ayushman Před 11 měsíci +10

      Just wished they had better lighting

    • FreeF Free
      FreeF Free Před 11 měsíci +5

      Yeah but you couldn't see it.

    • Louis
      Louis Před 11 měsíci +7

      @Ayushman They somehow did not learn their lesson from season 8. People want to see what the fuck is happening on screen. I don't care if the cgi looks spotty I'd rather see subpar cgi than a black screen.

    • Varun Chauhan
      Varun Chauhan Před 11 měsíci +1

      Yoooo nice seeing you here

    • Ayushman
      Ayushman Před 11 měsíci +2

      @Louis Facts

  • Abby Pierce
    Abby Pierce Před 11 měsíci

    I look forward to these as much as I do the actual episodes! 💓 Thank you for years of creating such fantastic and well-thought out content Alt Shift!

  • blueberry smasher
    blueberry smasher Před 11 měsíci +4

    Love Alt Shift X. My go-to channel for things HOTD and GOT. Lightness of humor, detail oriented backed with scholarly wisdom, without book spoilers. Eloquence and soothing voice to put audience at ease are always expected journey, steered by the master at the helm.

  • TCoops
    TCoops Před 11 měsíci +10

    I actually love these coming out the day before the next ep, basically reminds me of everything without the need to rewatch if I don't have time

  • Varsoon HKS
    Varsoon HKS Před 11 měsíci +8

    Really appreciate your analysis. Always on-point, attentive, and with takes that drive engagement with the material. Too often, criticism is leverage to deride a thing rather than celebrate it. Your videos always just make me want to indulge in more of this world and I love that.

  • broken girls r us
    broken girls r us Před 11 měsíci +2

    Always amazing how quickly you put out these episodes! So detailed and well edited

  • kazcap
    kazcap Před 11 měsíci +4

    These analyses are as good as watching the show for me! So insightful and funny!

  • ErvinErkia
    ErvinErkia Před 11 měsíci +2

    I know they want us to take sides, but I'm really watching the whole story unfold as a tragedy. Fate just intervened.

  • mejuliie
    mejuliie Před 11 měsíci +4

    I actually think that Criston would have followed Allicent's order, if the confrontation happened in a more private setting.
    He's petty enough to show his favoritism towards Aegon and Aemond during training, even pit them against the much smaller/younger Jace and Luke. Cole's definitely not above hurting children.

  • Kevin Anthony Catalan
    Kevin Anthony Catalan Před 11 měsíci +12

    You’re amazing. I’m currently binge watching all your GoT videos, while I re read the books after years, and I can listen to your voice all day. Thank you for all you do.

  • Miguel Marques
    Miguel Marques Před 11 měsíci +7

    When Coryls talks about "not casting a shadow on the boys" I felt that it sounded like he loves them regardless.

  • Cheynayful
    Cheynayful Před 11 měsíci

    I really appreciate your recaps, both for GOT and HOTD. While most YT creators just rehash the episode and call out obvious easter eggs, your vids consistently show insight behind motives and storylines, almost like you're one of the writers. Such INTERESTING content!
    As far as this episode goes, I struggled a lot with the melodrama. All the meaningful glances as the post-funeral get together felt like something out of a soap opera, and overall, the series has had several moments that felt almost campy and over the top: something I don't recall being much of an issue with GOT (at least the first 5 seasons). I'll (obviously) keep watching, but it's clear to me this is not on par with season one of GOT, no matter how much you love seeing CGI'd dragons.

  • NateDoggeh
    NateDoggeh Před 11 měsíci +9

    Honestly my favorite episode so far. Can’t wait for those intense moments later on.

  • Lego Fan
    Lego Fan Před 11 měsíci +1

    It would be cool to see how the HotD team would depict Balerion and Meraxes. We have seen the skull of Balerion but still, I wonder if they drew up some concept art of them...

  • Seán Ó hUallacháin
    Seán Ó hUallacháin Před 11 měsíci

    The detail and depth in these videos make them so enjoyable and worth the wait each week, thank you!

  • Wolf
    Wolf Před 11 měsíci +8

    I really liked the laenor scene with rhaynera. Good characterization for a minor character

  • Inzanti
    Inzanti Před 11 měsíci +1

    Aegon and Helaena's engagement also gets Alicent out of accepting Rhaenyra's proposal of Jace and Helaena as well.

  • Elementroar
    Elementroar Před 11 měsíci +3

    The Valyrian traditional clothing resembles asiatic robes (kinda Korean), with some of the trappings like her headdress and decorations reminding me of Tibet. It’s kinda trippy for me, cos I recognised the cultural signifiers, and I’m Chinese, you know the people who call themselves the ‘descendants of the dragon’ 😂
    Doesn’t help I’m also born in the year of the Dragon, so I’m referred to as a ‘dragon’ in context of zodiac birth years. My whole family are dragons, but my brother, who is a goat.

  • sabrine tbini
    sabrine tbini Před 11 měsíci +3

    I love daemon and his attitude this episode, how Matt Smith portrays him is spot on I think. But does anyone else think he's a bit cold towards his daughters? They just lost their mother and he didn't even give them a hug.

  • Murakyo 79
    Murakyo 79 Před 9 měsíci +2

    Seeing the storms during Laenor's escape, my headcanon is that he actually drowned before reaching the boat alongside his lover.

  • Alex Calender
    Alex Calender Před 11 měsíci +1

    Like everyone else said, thank you for including the detail and references to past episodes! I always forget what Alicent's daughter says randomly to foreshadow....

  • Den Farc - TMD
    Den Farc - TMD Před 11 měsíci +1

    Another excellent recap and explanation. The timing is always right. It's good to review the previous episode 1 day before the next. 👍👍 The greens are hatable characters. Much more with Aemond, Aegon, and Criston's arrogance. 😡 Laenor might seems safe but Qarl might also kill him. Based on the book, Qarl killed Laenor and thrown to the sea. 🤔

  • Gallowglass
    Gallowglass Před 11 měsíci +9

    Honestly, the dynamic between Rhaenyra and Alicent is one of the best critiques of patriarchy I've seen in a long time. Like, Martin is a bit all over the place in terms of how he represents it, but when he hits it right, he hits it right. Also, so glad Laenor got a happy ending in this version of the story (Martin's relationship with queer people in his writing also skips and jumps all over the place).

  • Frank van Dorp
    Frank van Dorp Před 11 měsíci +1

    Vaemond's story arc is clearly set up for a payoff in the next episode. I look forward to it. Rhaenyra's mask is going to come off fully for the first time and we'll see her as she really is.

  • Zipblock Archives
    Zipblock Archives Před 11 měsíci +10

    I love these detailed recaps. Keep up the good work.

  • Nilton Cabral
    Nilton Cabral Před 11 měsíci

    I just need to thank you, Alt. Your insight is always wonderful and explains every nuance with such care and passion. You've probably read this a thousand times, but it feels like you're the "Director's Cut" or the official commentary for the series, even since GoT. Thank you for all your work!!

  • Ewan MacDonald
    Ewan MacDonald Před 3 měsíci

    I wish they’d had a scene that showed the transition between Rhyneara and Alicents relationship.
    Alicent shows up in green gives the “congrats stepdaughter” line and that’s it, friends now enemies. If there had been a discussion about Alicent submitting herself to her expected role and Rhyneara scoffing at it, I think that would have bridged a bit of a gap between the conflict here.

  • mitsuni taïko
    mitsuni taïko Před 10 měsíci +1

    Since dragons are intelligent and have a deep and complex bond with their rider, perhaps Seasmoke felt Laenor's need to escape his destiny and accepted it and that sort of broke their bond?
    Or perhaps Seasmoke will pretend to have a bond to protect his true rider's secret

  • Sandipan Ghosh
    Sandipan Ghosh Před 11 měsíci +3

    Watching Aemond ride Vhagar was truly wonderful. It is, in my opinion, the best dragon-riding scene in all of GoT so far.

    • M_Zero
      M_Zero Před 11 měsíci +3

      That was the only dark scene i liked in this ep as well, thats how it shouldve looked when jon and dany were fighting the night king on their dragons

    • Sandipan Ghosh
      Sandipan Ghosh Před 11 měsíci

      @M_Zero fr

  • Quinny
    Quinny Před 11 měsíci +2

    Another incredible recap and explained video! I'm obsessed with your videos and this series! ❤️

  • dragon rider
    dragon rider Před 11 měsíci +18

    the last scene of the episode was absolutely brilliant, said so much without really saying anything

  • Selena Simone
    Selena Simone Před 11 měsíci +1

    I just have to say thank you for brightening up all these night scenes bc it was pretty ridiculous how dark it was and when watching last weekend , on top of this great analysis as always

  • TheAnakinn
    TheAnakinn Před 11 měsíci +1

    Luke was such an adorable little muffin this episode. I'm sad to see all the child actors being replaced, they did such a great job!

  • Ultimate Burrito
    Ultimate Burrito Před 11 měsíci

    It’s really interesting to me that Jaehaerys was extremely close in relation to Aegon the conqueror. Didn’t realise the HOTD generation of Targaryens were that close to the source.

  • Damien Osborne
    Damien Osborne Před 9 měsíci +6

    @12:46: I agree about it being a dick move on Aemond's part to claim Vhagar the same day as Laena's funeral, but also: Viserys and Daemon both had had the chance to claim Vhagar between when their father Baelon died in 101 AC and when Laena claimed Vhagar in 120 AC (years may be a bit different in the show since it's obviously using a different timeline for the ages of Rhaenyra, Alicent, and their kids, but probably still true overall in the show timeline.) During that whole time Viserys was dragonless because Balerion had died in 94 AC, and Daemon was dragonless until he claimed Caraxes in about 105 AC, so either of them could have claimed Vhagar, had they tried (AND had they been successful, it must be remembered; who can know the mind of a dragon. Who knows, maybe one or both did try and Vhagar rejected them but decided not to eat them.) By the time Laena claimed Vhagar, both of the sons of Vhagar's most recent rider Baelon had passed on the opportunity (or failed): Daemon in favor of claiming Caraxes (who it must be admitted suited his bellicose temperament so it seems like a great match of dragon and rider,) and Viserys, who decided to never ride again after Balerion's death, for unspecified reasons (I know I would have wanted to claim another dragon and be able to fly on dragonback again!)

  • richtea87
    richtea87 Před 11 měsíci +6

    Love these breakdowns! Keep up the great work!

  • Renato San
    Renato San Před 11 měsíci +3

    hey Alt, love your channel. So, that may seem a little late, but I was reading Fire & Blood and in the part that Maegor declares war to the faith, it is said that the beacon fire in the Hightower glows GREEN when the Hightowers call their banners. So, THERE IS a book reference of that. I heard you saying something about it in one of the live streams after the Rhaenyra+Laenor wedding episode. Thanks for the great content. cheers.

  • Vulcan Jedi
    Vulcan Jedi Před 11 měsíci +3

    The build up of this show, showcasing the ever faster speed towards conflict is so good. I described it to a curious friend as like; “a show about WWI where the first season is all about the building of tensions and the archduke gets shot in the season finale”

    • YeahDasLante
      YeahDasLante Před 11 měsíci

      Is that what the shows called?

  • xenosaga8436
    xenosaga8436 Před 11 měsíci +5

    Criston didn't refuse. He was literally walking towards the kid drawing his sword before Daemon stopped him.

  • DarksteelPenguin
    DarksteelPenguin Před 2 měsíci

    I think Haelena's "loom", "spool of green" and "spool of black", "dragon of thread" refer to the banners in the war to come, more than the bloodlines themselves, given that the two sides are later referred as the greens and the blacks.

  • devorahacts
    devorahacts Před 11 měsíci +2

    Amond when he was calling the boys bastards was also threatening the younger one with a Sharp rock, similar to the one that Damon used to kill Rhea Royce. If the brothers hadn't been working together Luke might have been even more hurt. So the bastard threat was a part of it but the Rock and the fact that Amond had managed to overpower everyone else, was also a big threat.
    Just because we didn't see seasmoke doesn't mean that Leanor has broken from his dragon. Seasmoke might follow him and as long as Leanor looks different I don't know that people will put two and two together. To a lot of people who don't see them regularly or aren't nobles a Dragon may just be a dragon.

  • Lauren Michero
    Lauren Michero Před 11 měsíci +16

    What was Daemon about to say before he told Viserys he needed nothing? It looks like he was about to say something beginning with an R. Maybe he needed Rhaenyra or he needed respect. Did anyone else pick up on that? It’s such a small thing but it’s so annoying not knowing lol

    • Christopher Cox
      Christopher Cox Před 11 měsíci +3

      I def picked up on that too! Awesome little detail