House of the Dragon S1E02 Explained

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    0:00 Opening sequence
    3:06 Crabfeeder
    4:36 Rhaenyra
    6:34 Valyria
    8:29 Alicent
    11:31 The Hand
    13:06 Laena
    16:00 Daemon
    20:20 Decisions
    23:01 Second sons

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  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  Před rokem +160

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    • SuperJonteman
      SuperJonteman Před rokem +6

      can you PLEASE stop CONSTANTLY comparing EVERY SINGLE SCENE of hot D to something in game of thrones, its so unwatchable

    • stupidminotaur
      stupidminotaur Před rokem +2

      in a early version of this episode that got leaked Laena was 10 not 12. also in the books the small council much bigger... another youtuber said alicent was 15-16 not 14.
      also the war against the tri was support by house hightower and the king by money

    • AdamJBoss
      AdamJBoss Před rokem

      I wish you would respond to my email… 😬

    • Sadude13
      Sadude13 Před rokem +1

      If it wasn't for you. I wouldn't understand what was going on in HOT D. Thank you for your work and you get my likes!!

    • Shockwave 11
      Shockwave 11 Před rokem +3

      Wonderful analysis of the opening. Thank you.

  • Kings and Generals
    Kings and Generals Před rokem +1790

    I love how Martin and the showrunners weave the real world history into their works - that second son thing was a big deal in medieval Europe and impacted many interesting events.

    • Hayden Hernandez
      Hayden Hernandez Před rokem +53

      I think they’re referring to the general experience of a son who is not the eldest son in a family feeling the need to prove and establish themselves

    • Alexandros Papamichail
      Alexandros Papamichail Před rokem +9

      Yo I love your channel!

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals Před rokem +172

      More than proving themselves - second sons almost never inherited the demesne of the father, so they had to engage in other activities, such as going to crusades, becoming mercenaries, joining the knightly orders, becoming monks/religious figures and even becoming businessmen. In many cases, second sons were supporting the kings in their struggle against the feudal lords, as that allowed the second sons to find positions in the court.

    • Jacob
      Jacob Před rokem +79

      Everyone reacts in disgust, but that whole "really young girls marrying much older men" thing was also very much a thing in medieval Europe... and China... and Japan... and really anywhere where Feudalism was the law of the land. People need to brush up on their history, methinks.

    • Brandon Mayhew
      Brandon Mayhew Před rokem +4

      Second sons always wanted some form of political

  • BP Lup
    BP Lup Před rokem +1458

    "I will speak of my brother as I wish. You will not."
    I love it.

    • Just me!!
      Just me!! Před rokem +102

      True brothers

    • Sean Crossey
      Sean Crossey Před rokem +130

      I like the complexity of it. Daemon is a dick but he's not black and white evil, he goes against his brother but he still loves him

    • Александар Матић
      Александар Матић Před rokem +85

      @Sean Crossey It's not even that, it is about the respect. The guy from a lesser house just came to him, asking him to low-key betray his brother, while showing zero respect for the institution of the king (that Daemon also wants), family connection, while being a duplicitous snake.
      It's like, you want to defy the king? Fine, but don't you dare disrespect him in front of me, worm. Know your place.
      Yes, Daemon is a complex character and he has feelings for his brother, naturally. But he understands the importance of hierarchy and respect for a position. If he allows a lowly noble to slander a king like that, what's to prevent him tomorrow to do the same when Daemon takes the crown that he wants?
      That is why he said that he, a prince and an heir (by tradition) can talk about his brother (the king) as he wishes - but a butthurt noble who's plotting sedition, could not. He should know his place, or if he keeps poking his head above his position, someone might just cut it to size.
      It is an extremely important aspect of a feudal society that Westeros is. It is even stronger than family bonds. People did not have much problem in that time taking over from their family, but they were really careful not to downgrade the position they are taking in the process.
      Stupid politicians do it today - they decide to go for a position, then shit all over the person currently holding it, and when they get to hold it they wonder why they don't command any respect and authority. No shit Sherlock, you just spend your entire campaign obliterating the authority of a position/institution, what did you expect?!
      That is why taking down a man holding a position is a hard thing. It is extremely hard to take it without damaging it. Daemon knows it. And if there is ONE THING that the usurper king needs when overtaking the old, it is the strength and the integrity of the title of a king.
      Which is also why Otto Hightower says in the first episode that he could have Baratheon's tongue for what he said. Man can be replaced, but the position he holds MUST NOT be downgraded and insulted.

    • Étoine de Vries
      Étoine de Vries Před rokem +7

      @Александар Матић dang great analysis!

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před rokem +7

      Right, a rare moment of Viserys being authoritative. Seems like a pretty good guy but too weak to be a good king.

  • Andrew
    Andrew Před rokem +1803

    Laena asking about Vhagar before her memorized marriage proposal is 10/10

    • Patryk Lewandowski
      Patryk Lewandowski Před rokem +382

      Yes! I thought that was perfect. There is this awkward walk and talk that the king has to perform, and the kid immediately goes "ooooh you rode on Balerion! How exciting, tell me everything about it!"
      And it also shows the tragedy of Viserys who seems to shiver at the sheer memory of it - this guy does not want power.

    • mysticphan
      mysticphan Před rokem +114

      @Patryk Lewandowski i mean i will feel embarrased if I have to explain to a 12 yr old that he only got to ride Balerion 3 times around King’s Landing even though he meant to go to Dragonstone

    • kaustralis hamal
      kaustralis hamal Před rokem +46

      @mysticphan after that horrible time Baelerion returned to Valyria can you blamed him for not wanting to go far away again?

    • Nikhil Aditya
      Nikhil Aditya Před rokem +24

      Balerion, the black dread lived in the dragonpit. But, they say Vhagar is too big for the dragonpit?! I don’t get it.

    • andromidius
      andromidius Před rokem +76

      @Nikhil Aditya Its possible that the Dragonpit was redesigned at some point to house the increasing number of dragons. Balerion's 'room' may have been turned into four smaller 'rooms', or maybe he slept outside in the courtyard.

  • gstrikr7
    gstrikr7 Před rokem +746

    "Maybe he wants a wife who supports his dorky hobbies."
    That hit me hard.

    • Sports Entertainer
      Sports Entertainer Před rokem +11

      yeah 💔.

    • onTimeAlways404
      onTimeAlways404 Před rokem +18

      may us dorky men worldwide all one day be granted the blessing of a love and romance with a woman who doesn't spurn our dorky ways.

    • James Bennett
      James Bennett Před rokem +13

      As the comedian Adam Hills said "Men aren't that picky. All I want is a woman who wants to kiss me and has a favourite episode of The Simpsons"

    • Indy Lagu
      Indy Lagu Před 23 dny

      What man doesn’t? :)

  • anggi869
    anggi869 Před rokem +2229

    I think Otto was planning to fail at bringing the egg and blame Daemon more. It's the same with "the heir for a day" event. Daemon did say those words but not in the way Otto described it. In Dragonstone, if Daemon did attack Otto and his crew, it will put more strain between Daemon and Viserys.

    • Itsmemickey
      Itsmemickey Před rokem +269

      I agree with you 100%. When Daemon asked where his brother was he lied saying he wouldn’t stoop so low to come, and the lord commander looked at him like “bro I was there and it didn’t go down like that”

    • Granny Gumjobs
      Granny Gumjobs Před rokem +31

      He was pretty much was ready to sacrifice himself to start a war

    • Everything batman collector
      Everything batman collector Před rokem +47

      We never saw how he ssid it

    • Joshua Adams
      Joshua Adams Před rokem +33

      If Daemon wanted the throne he’d just fly Caraxes over to the Redkeep and take it. Otto knows this. They brought dragon tamers incase they had to bypass Caraxes but I think he knew Daemon wouldn’t do anything.

    • Kinslayer’s Sapphire
      Kinslayer’s Sapphire Před rokem +15

      @Joshua Adams That would be stupid. Rhaenys and Rhaenrya would fight Caraxes and Daemon and win. Also, the entire realm would reject Daemon.

  • Sniebel
    Sniebel Před rokem +1187

    "It's like he's playing with a lego model of magic nazi german" has got to be one of my favorite lines from this channel ever

    • Kortans
      Kortans Před rokem +107

      this actually annoyed me because i see more of a comparaison between valyria and rome, as both were great empires that spanned centuries and inspired different successor states to take their legacy, despite being quite bad (conquest, slavery, oligarchy)

    • Danny_DeCheeto8
      Danny_DeCheeto8 Před rokem +2


    • João Pedro Rodrigues Da Cuha
      João Pedro Rodrigues Da Cuha Před rokem +8

      So ironic to hear an american say such a thing

    • Kinslayer’s Sapphire
      Kinslayer’s Sapphire Před rokem +23

      @João Pedro Rodrigues Da Cuha I doubt Alt Shift is American base on his accent, probably English. Brazilian.

    • Touchpad NM
      Touchpad NM Před rokem +10

      I mean they pretty much have that anyways, with the Death Star and Star Destroyer sets.

  • Olorin
    Olorin Před rokem +1287

    Crabfeeder looks like he's staging a production called the Phantom of the Seashore.

    • Shockwave 11
      Shockwave 11 Před rokem +6


    • Camillo Spiegelfeld
      Camillo Spiegelfeld Před rokem +21

      Now I have to imagine a Duet between Corlys Valerion and Crabfeeder.

    • Conne
      Conne Před rokem +27

      In depths he sang to me
      In water he came
      That voice which calls to me
      And speaks my name
      And do I dream again?
      For now I find
      The phantom of the Seashore is here
      Inside my Stepstones
      Swim once again with me
      Our strange duet
      My power over you
      Grows stronger yet
      And though you turn from me
      To glance behind
      The phantom of the Seashore is there
      Inside your Stepstones
      Those who have seen your face
      Draw back in fear
      I am the mask you wear
      It′s me they hear
      Your claws and your skittering
      In one combined
      The phantom of the Seashore is there
      Inside your Stepstones
      Is that the phantom of the Seashore?
      Beware the phantom of the Seashore
      In all your fantasies
      You always knew
      That crab and mystery
      Were both in you
      And in this labrinth
      Where night is blind
      The phantom of the Seashore is there
      Inside your Stepstones
      Swim, my angel of the sea

    • Rainbow Six Siege
      Rainbow Six Siege Před rokem +2

      @Conne I picture you as Walt's underground lab assistant from breaking bad.

  • Mr_clean91
    Mr_clean91 Před rokem +850

    Something I picked up on was that Viserys seems to be being portrayed as more assimilated into Andal culture than Valyrian. This is contrasted by his brother and daughter.
    First example is when the model dragon is broken while taking to Alicent, he says “seven hells,” an Andal curse, instead of swearing in Valyrian. This is contrasted that he was talking to her about old Valyria just before. I think this is meant to show how his interest in his heritage is mostly academic or a hobby, but he doesn’t really consider himself one of them.
    Second is his dinner with Rhaenyra is spoken entirely in common, while her private conversations with Daemon are always in Valyrian. Considering they are both shown to be fluent in both languages, using common must be a conscious choice that he is making.
    I think that they are using him as an example of the crossroads of old and new, Valyrian and Westrosi, with Rhaenyra and Alicent possible cultural paths the family will have to choose after him. I’m sure there are a few more examples I’m missed and I’m looking forward to seeing more.

    • Leo of Red Keep
      Leo of Red Keep Před rokem +67

      Viserys thinks dragons are dangerous and sides with Hightower. He is not so much manipulated into it as consciously allying himself with the people he rules rather than cultivating an exclusive Targaryen or Valyrian position, as Velaryon wants to build. That's also why he sits with Strong and asks for his opinion. He wants to make him feel included as much as hear what he has to say.

    • Urobolos
      Urobolos Před rokem +53

      Parts of the Dance was also a clash between those who supported the cultural "innovations" pushed by hardcore Valyrians like Daemon (Targaryen divine rights of changing laws as they wish, incest, polygamy, being above all laws, and so absolute monarchy), and those instead who defended Westeros traditions and tried to gradually fully absorbs the targs in their culture. Baelor the blessed, a fanatic religious Targaryen that rejected incest and destroyed most of the remaining Valyrian artifacts of the household as pagan idols, can be considered one of the most successfull example of a "westerosized" Targaryen.

    • noizzz
      noizzz Před rokem +1

      Totally, i had the same feeling, you put it into words, 👏

    • Anon
      Anon Před rokem

      Brilliant breakdown

    • david lewis
      david lewis Před rokem +16

      @Urobolos I would include Daeron II, Maekar, and Aegon V in the 'most Westerosi' of the Targs. All outside marriages too: Martell, Dayne, and Blackwood

  • Legge MAN
    Legge MAN Před rokem +929

    I don’t look at it as Damon thinking about killing her, I think it was more about him thinking “damn good for her, she got me”. I don’t think Damon was anticipating her arrival

    • System Admin
      System Admin Před rokem +12

      You know that they're going to hook up later when she's already mature, right?

    • Nightwing
      Nightwing Před rokem +135

      @System Admin What is it about this post that makes you think he wants to know about unrelated spoilers?

    • Sebastián Žúži
      Sebastián Žúži Před rokem +15

      Nah, on a great hotd podcast a great observation was made that deamon actually wanted rhaneyra to show up. That he was testing her. I very much recommend the pod its the best hotd pod out there with amazing insight. Its called all bangers.

    • EefkeL
      EefkeL Před rokem +1

      Exactly !

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před rokem +4

      Daemon definitely loves her but I could see it crossing his mind "If I kill her and manage to get away...the throne could be mine..." but then his "wisdom" took over and realized all that would do is ensure the only way that would end with him on the throne is if he literally took it by conquering King's Landing, which he definitely did not have the man/dragon power to do.
      Daemon seems very much in the Jamie Lanister role right now as a petulant spoiled royal who will have a heroic arch...let's hope they don't completely screw it up in the final season like they did Jaime.

  • adc1222
    adc1222 Před rokem +392

    My favourite part of the episode was Caraxes the spicy noodle and his weird squeak roar. It was equal parts adorable and terrifying. Caraxes confirmed for best boy of HOTD

    • Astra Inclinant
      Astra Inclinant Před rokem +16

      le heckin best boiiii
      Go back to reddit

    • marjoe32
      marjoe32 Před rokem +8

      Bestest of boys

    • OT9
      OT9 Před rokem +2

      PepeLaugh oh no no no oooooh no no no

    • unkdunk
      unkdunk Před rokem +5

      Spicy long neck Lizzy boi

    • C. Witteler
      C. Witteler Před rokem +3

      now I ll forever think of him as spicy noodle, and I love it

  • Joao Felipe Siqueira
    Joao Felipe Siqueira Před rokem +247

    I loved the confrotation between Daemon and Otto because it really explains their world, at the end of the day it doesn't matter how smart, manipulative or audacious you are (like Otto) in the face of the raw power from dragons that the Targaryen's possess, it really makes you feel like they are invulnerable with them. This is a huge contrast to what we see in Game of Thrones, where in an era without dragons, the Mad targaryen king saw the consequences of his actions.

  • James
    James Před rokem +172

    Theory: The small council marbles are meant to be protection against faceless men infiltrating the council. Even if their face is stolen, the unique marble they each have likely wouldn’t be taken by the faceless man so it acts as an ID card for each member. That’s why they’re all different colors and none of them are that important looking or extravagant. That also why the first thing they do when they sit down is place their marble into the holder.
    It seems the council knew about the faceless men back then, so it makes sense they’d put some sort of security in place.
    Other people have probably already suggested this. Don’t know if the book mentioned it.

    • Andra Brock
      Andra Brock Před rokem +25

      I didn’t even consider this. But it makes total sense.

    • szbszig
      szbszig Před rokem +9

      Nice one. I don't remember anything like that from the books though.

    • Alisaurus 42
      Alisaurus 42 Před rokem +20

      IIRC the marbles are kept on the table in the council room, and each member takes theirs to their spot when they sit down. That would protect much better against faceless men because they would probably take all their victim’s clothing & possessions on their person when taking their face, to best impersonate them. If they walked into council and saw everyone with marbles in front of them, they’d just go “oh, that’s what this is for,” and pull it out.
      Having the marbles selected in the room each time is a better protection because it’s a tiny point of knowledge that only councilors would know the correct answer to.

    • James
      James Před rokem +6

      @Alisaurus 42 Whether or not they carry them around or keep them in the room, they definitely have some sort of security purpose. It’s hard to believe they’re just symbolic.

    • Alisaurus 42
      Alisaurus 42 Před rokem +3

      @James agreed

  • K L
    K L Před rokem +506

    14:26 "The old she-dragon has retired to some place on the east coast, as many older women do" SCREAMING, THEY LET VHAGAR RETIRE TO FLORIDA, GOOD FOR HER

    • Stelmaria
      Stelmaria Před rokem +94

      "Florida Woman eats Whole Sheep"

    • Spamquisition
      Spamquisition Před rokem +40

      She made a retirement resort, call it Vhagar-a-Lago

    • Vic IV
      Vic IV Před rokem +10

      This is the moment Vhagar became Kim Wexler.

    • James Bennett
      James Bennett Před rokem +11

      @Spamquisition Vhagar: "roars"
      Translation: "I'm going to build a wall, and make the Wildlings pay for it!"

  • Argentius
    Argentius Před rokem +796

    There's also a very practical reason to not send Rhaenyra on dragonback, since the last time a dragon was sent to solve a military issue without infantry support it resulted in the death of the dragon and it's rider, Queen Rhaenys.
    Edit: I'm talking about the conflict in the stepstones, not the issue with Daemon stealing the egg.

    • Heather Riede
      Heather Riede Před rokem +25

      Yeah but if you're talking about with Daemon she knows he won't hurt her which is why she confronted him so closely.

    • Joshua Adams
      Joshua Adams Před rokem +53

      That wasn’t the last time. Vermithor and Silverwing flew to Oldtown to threaten the faith of the seven. They used 6 dragons at the wall to fight off wildlings and used 3 dragons to set the fleets of Dorne on fire… Meraxes was a one off. Meraxes and Rhaenys were also the instigators and actually rained fire down on Dorne. Rhaenyra was only suggesting a display of power.

    • juan ig
      juan ig Před rokem +6

      @Heather Riede i think he was talking about fighting the crabfeeder and his triarchy

    • loismydarling 🎭
      loismydarling 🎭 Před rokem

      @Joshua Adams It's been a year since I last read Fire and Blood, so I can't remember this event at the Wall with six dragons. When did that happen? Cheers

    • Nullcaller
      Nullcaller Před rokem +5

      I mean, the entirety of Aegon's conquest was sending dragons to solve military issues with no real infantry support. Also, the Old King Jaehaerys, Viserys's father, famously won a war against Dorne by just swooping in on a dragon and destroying their entire fleet, making it "a war won without losing a single man". Not to mention, the shot that killed Meraxes, Rhaenys's dragon, is described as being _very_ lucky by all sources. It went through its eye and into the brain, killing it instantly. To purposefully make that shot first try, you _have_ to be none other than Luke Skywalker. So there's a well-established precedent in ASOIAF that sending someone on dragonback is the most efficient way to solve any conflict. The only important thing here, is that it's just a little bit different when the opposing side has a dragon too. But the show will get around to showing that in a [slow] while. And in any case, if Viserys did go to Dragonstone himself, it would be _extremely_ dumb for him to take any other action than "Rhaenyra, dear, by the order of your King, which is me, could you _please_ fly with us to Dragonstone on Syrax so we don't look like a bunch of idiots before Daemon? 'Cause I'd really hate not to bring a dragon with me, I'd look _very_ dumb" And either way, she is sent to Dragonstone without any real infantry support. Hell, what infantry support are you even talking about? An army would need to get there using _the sea_ and _highly flammable ships,_ they'd just lose before they even had a chance to do any battle. So yeah, there's a lot of practical reasons not to not send Rhaenyra on dragonback.

  • DrakeyC
    DrakeyC Před rokem +43

    It's pretty cool symbolically that the Velaryons use a seahorse as their sigil. Seahorses are in the same family as seadragons, and in some eastern cultures and myths, seahorses are seen as relatives of dragons - baby dragons sometimes resemble seahorses, and the Japanese word for seahorse is "tatsu-no-otoshigo", which literally translates as "dragon's bastard child." By using a seahorse as their sigil, the Velaryons are saying they too, are dragons, but they are dragons of the sea, not of the sky. It also fits their ambitions to constantly marry into House Targaryen, a constant reminder that they aren't REAL dragons, but have the potential to become dragons through marriage and conquest.

  • Gary Ermann
    Gary Ermann Před rokem +148

    Otto Hightower is another character worth mentioning in a discussion about second sons. Otto's older brother is lord of Oldtown and head of House Hightower, so Otto's also in a position where it's up to his own political machinations to gain power and influence. He's certainly been busy doing so.

  • Paul Mitu
    Paul Mitu Před rokem +368

    So far pleasantly surprised with how good the show is. Slow burn political intrigue just like early GOT. Great to have more ASX content too!

    • Dann
      Dann Před rokem +1

      Hahaha you'll be surprised a second time when the show comes to an end 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • david lewis
      david lewis Před rokem +3

      @Dann Aegon II (in season 4 of HotD): You know I actually really like my half-sister

  • Antrayen
    Antrayen Před rokem +835

    Notice how after the altercation in Dragonstone Rhaenyra stops using the Valyrian necklace that Daemon gave her

    • Luca
      Luca Před rokem +109

      Curious how she speaks valyrian only to her uncle and not to her father or the others...

    • Acedia DeKay
      Acedia DeKay Před rokem +153

      @Luca Valyrian is the langrage of "private conversations" since most people don't know it.
      I think Daemon is far more comfortable speaking Valyrian than The Common Tongue

    • Shelly
      Shelly Před rokem +46

      @Luca no she spoke the language with the dragon keepers

    • King Edward "Longshanks" I, Hammer of the Scots, Lord of Wales and King of England
      King Edward "Longshanks" I, Hammer of the Scots, Lord of Wales and King of England Před rokem +9

      Woulda been nice if after the Council scene, she was in her bedroom and rips the necklace off of her or something to make that even more explicit to the audience 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • KANE
      KANE Před rokem +106

      @King Edward "Longshanks" I, Hammer of the Scots, Lord of Wales and King of England Nope we dont need that kind of cringe scene.

  • Rick G.
    Rick G. Před rokem +600

    First of all, THANK YOU for explaining the opening. I'm sure I would have eventually found out its meaning, but you explained it wonderfully!
    Secondly, I think everyone should remember that Daemon lost both his parents when he was very very young (his mother soon after his birth, and his father not long after that). Maybe he sees Viserys as more of a parent than a brother. Could explain the desperate attention seeking, and him acting like a first son who should inherit from his "father" (Viserys). Just a thought.

  • Mourning Coffee
    Mourning Coffee Před rokem +237

    I love the long shot which shows Ceraxes is twice as big as Syrax, a dragon almost as big as Dany’s dragons 😵‍💫 Vhagar is gonna be *massive*

    • Bo Hellan
      Bo Hellan Před rokem +6

      And the battle between Caraxes and Vhagar will be even better if they actually do it right. Also have not read the Fire and Blood, is Aemond still riding her in the new story?

    • Lars De Wit
      Lars De Wit Před rokem

      @Bo Hellan pretty sure that Aemond has been casted, in one of the season trailers we also see a valyrian man with an eyepatch (my guess is aemond) so i'm guessing he still hets Vhagar

    • loismydarling 🎭
      loismydarling 🎭 Před rokem

      @Bo Hellan To be book-accurate, he'd still end up with Vhagar, after Vhagar's next (next up in the show) rider's death.

    • Nikhil Aditya
      Nikhil Aditya Před rokem +9

      Balerion, the black dread lived in the dragonpit. But, they say Vhagar is too big for the dragonpit?! I don’t get it.

    • Nikhil Aditya
      Nikhil Aditya Před rokem +1

      @Bo Hellan Yup, Aemond 1 eye is gonna be a badass character! Excited to see him in HotD🔥

  • isaiahthaplaya
    isaiahthaplaya Před rokem +299

    I thought that Otto’s chain is the maester links he earned at the Citadel. We must remember that he was one of the smartest men of his time and being a second son could totally of had the time to get some studying done in his youth and earned some links.

    • Spencer T Herren
      Spencer T Herren Před rokem +26

      I think you're thinking of Lyonel strong. Master of laws. He earned six links.✌️🇺🇸

    • loismydarling 🎭
      loismydarling 🎭 Před rokem +4

      Could be he studied at the Citadel. I hope they'd clarify it if that *were* the case, otherwise him rolling around with a Maesters chain would be a bit confusing.

    • nisseheim
      nisseheim Před rokem +3

      I would suppose all Hightower heirs get a first class education in both the citadel and with the faith.

  • Maya
    Maya Před rokem +212

    Dragonstone shots were so amazing. At first I was like, why is it so misty all of the sudden it didn't look like this in GoT? Than I realized it's an active volcanic island and this is how volcanic area should've looked in the first place. it also gave it eerie mystical vibe and cinematography was stunning! And I really love dragon design in this show It looks like each has more unique design and personality and more vibrant colors! And what about that sound effect when Caraxes roars 👀 It was so fantastic! I've heard many people say it was too squeaky but I think it fits dragon perfect. Most times in the past the roar they used for dragon was more generic like it could come form any mammal predator..but I think this sound would fit lizard like creature much more.

    • JimDiddyBob
      JimDiddyBob Před rokem +8

      To me the roar sounded twisted, just like Daemon is, and I loved it! 😁

    • Andra Brock
      Andra Brock Před rokem +5

      I read somewhere that they wanted Caraxes to sound like he had a deviated septum, which explains the offkey honk that accompanies his roar

    • Jodie
      Jodie Před rokem +3

      I remember thinking that for such a frightening and dangerous creature, his roar is very cute. Not complaining, I liked it.

    • Maya
      Maya Před rokem +4

      @Andra Brock they nailed that part for sure

    • Alisaurus 42
      Alisaurus 42 Před rokem +1

      Maybe Dragonstone stopped being active when the Targaryens lost power

  • Willian Nobre
    Willian Nobre Před rokem +39

    I love the sound of the dragons in this episode.
    Caraxes sound like a hellish dolphin, real cool.

  • Amir Abdelli
    Amir Abdelli Před rokem +12

    We're blessed to get these incredible analyses from Alt Shift X each week again. That description of the opening credits was masterful. Thanks for putting in the work!

  • Anne860
    Anne860 Před rokem +190

    I like to think Vhagar is sitting on a beach somewhere, wearing sunglasses and a big floppy hat, sipping on a bloody mary (with real blood) and reminiscing about the good 'ol days, when she and Balerion used to barbecue knights while conquering Westeros....

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před rokem +8

      I like that the dragons are being much more explored beyond giant killing machines. Dany's three dragons had very little to distinguish them except that Daegon was the one she rode.

    • X Y
      X Y Před rokem +3

      You know what’s sad? Lots of younger dragons during this time could very well be Vhagar's descendants, ones later on in the show she would kill

  • Jeremy Johnson
    Jeremy Johnson Před rokem +172

    My favorite part of GOT/HOTD is the episode analysis!

    • Norah Black
      Norah Black Před rokem +2

      Gods I'd missed analyses like these. Just recently watched ASX cover season 8 and he sounded so defeated 😂 at least he has some meat to chew on and little hidden Easter eggs to give us

  • LUKE Thegoldenminecart
    LUKE Thegoldenminecart Před 3 měsíci +2

    I like how even though Viserys is uncomfortable with the situation and could easily turn it down, he still takes the time to talk to Laena, and they actually seem to get along so maybe if he chose Laena they might have been good for each other

  • Matt Marshall
    Matt Marshall Před rokem +45

    I'm really enjoying HotD so far. I thought I'd lost all interest in GoT after Season 8, but HotD has taken what was great about GoT and matured it into something that deserves to be watched and appreciated. The cast, script, set and CGI are all top notch.

    • Guy Manuel
      Guy Manuel Před rokem +5

      Crazy what having competent and passionate writers and the author of the books behind you does. I hope DnD are seething at all the praise hot dick is getting and people looking at their later seasons in retrospect realising even more so what a shit show it was.

    • Ahura Mazda
      Ahura Mazda Před rokem

      also its not post the diaster d&d brought upon us so you can repress that

    • System Admin
      System Admin Před rokem

      As long as they don't get the services of Dumb and Dumber Weiss and Benioff again esp. now the Miguel Sapochnik has resigned, this will be a great show, much better than Season 8 ending!

    • Leo of Red Keep
      Leo of Red Keep Před rokem +1

      I lost all interest in discussing GoT when S6 started. The junk was so obviously contrived to shake morons that there was no point left analysing it. HotD has reverted this decision and quality is back where it was before.

  • ;-;
    ;-; Před rokem +31

    You should make a video discussing the theories about the origins of dragons, i personally believe they're a magical crossbreed of Firewyrms(basically fire breathing giant lizards) and sothoriosi wyverns(fireless flying lizards)

  • AstroFPV
    AstroFPV Před rokem +110

    Pretty interesting about dragons being created by humans rather than being discovered, wonder what the books say may make for a good video

    • System Admin
      System Admin Před rokem

      Pretty interesting that the Chinese don't make claims about the dragons (or just about anything in the world, esp. the seas around Asia) since they always do the dragon dance in China town.

    • Joacomonto
      Joacomonto Před rokem

      There's a lot of videos of this kind of stuff.

    • Michael Henry
      Michael Henry Před rokem

      These videos explain the theory from the books:

  • Ríastrad5409
    Ríastrad5409 Před rokem +7

    Viserys sending envoys to Pentos and Volantis reminds me of when Joffrey proposed the creation of a royal army in Game of Thrones. It shows part of why Westeros is so stagnant because even when someone suggests a better, modern way for something to be done, the feudal expectations and/or logistics stand in the way of that system being implemented

  • António Graça
    António Graça Před rokem +8

    It's so refreshing to have a video with this quality with no soundtrack at all. Thank you for these ASX!

  • J Thomas
    J Thomas Před rokem +107

    The blood is shown running downhill. That's because it's the gravity of the situation. 😁

  • TheFramedPicture
    TheFramedPicture Před rokem +24

    The visual censors Shift uses in this video are the real knights of the realm. Bravo chaps. Proud of you.

  • Gary Jones
    Gary Jones Před rokem +42

    Hightower is my favorite character so far. After that I like Tackleberry, Mahoney, Jones, Lassard and Kim Cattrall, obviously.

    • Steph P
      Steph P Před rokem +1

      This just made my day 🤣🤣🤣🥂🥂🥂

  • Captain Guts
    Captain Guts Před rokem +105

    Without these videos, even after watching the episodes multiple times, I would never have known/caught 90% of what you covered.
    Thank you!

  • Dandy Chiggins
    Dandy Chiggins Před rokem +189

    The small council: Daemon holds Dragonstone with several thousand soldiers and a dragon. It would take an army to stop him and get the egg.
    Otto: I don't need an army, I need twenty good men.

    • Join John
      Join John Před rokem +26

      I’m convinced that it was homage to ramseys famous knight ser twentygoodman

    • I need no channel YOUTUBE!
      I need no channel YOUTUBE! Před rokem +31

      He was probably planning to fail, and return with the news that Daemon was even more in active revolt.
      Probably didn't expect Daemon to be bold enough to pull a dragon on them, though. Arrogant AF.

    • Mike
      Mike Před rokem +5

      I don’t think he was planning on Daemon fighting back. I think the crown has been so complacent with his nonsense, that Otto expected a show of any kind of force to be enough to get him to acquiesce

    • Lars De Wit
      Lars De Wit Před rokem +6

      @Mike to be fair I don't think Otto expected any fight at all. This was clearly another attention grab from Daemon and the only reason he didn't want the King to go was because then Daemon's ploy would have worked. On the other hand he probably knows Daemon enough that he wouldn't murder the Hand of the King, and 2 members of the Kingsguard over a dragonegg. I don't believe anyone was in any real danger unless Caraxes went Rogue and offed the delegation on it's own, but there is not really a way to prepare against that.
      With that said I don't think it was complacency Otto seemed perfectly aware of what was happening, to the point he tried to send his own dragon reinforcement away. And he has not seemed suicidal

    • Dr. Embersfield
      Dr. Embersfield Před rokem +2

      @Join John It's ser Twenty of House Goodmen.

  • Tepalus
    Tepalus Před rokem +2

    I really like the concept of the "second sons" not wanting to actually betray the King but rather to show their worth.
    Up until the end of the episode I was like "Yep, they gonna kill him", so it gives an interesting twist. Ofcourse more potential for conflict but still, nice touch.

  • Nazai Sorden
    Nazai Sorden Před rokem +19

    I always found it amusing that Viserys can talk about the glory of Valyria at its height but when it comes to Balerion, he’s all tight lipped and even says their a power that men should have trifled with. Honestly Viserys seems like that one guy in the family that talks heavily about action and living up to his ancestors but falls short, and when it comes to actual action he’s all hesitant and indecisive. Like how he tells Rhaenyra they need to be ready to face anyone who may challenge them yet doesn’t see how shady Otto is and is soft on his brother, Daemon.

  • s. t.
    s. t. Před rokem +42

    I really like the new opening sequence. It has a lot of symbolism packed in that requires knowledge and deep analysis.

    • Broderick Fall
      Broderick Fall Před rokem +6

      Shift broke this down when other content creators were complaining how it felt rushed and confusing
      I had no idea what it all meant till now. It's really well done

    • Mano Z
      Mano Z Před rokem +3

      Think the music should have been different though

  • Jarno Datema
    Jarno Datema Před rokem +146

    My expectation weren’t as low as Rings Of Power, but I’ll admit I’m pleasantly surprised so far

    • J ateabug
      J ateabug Před rokem +31

      I was also pleasantly surprised. I was still angry and spiteful after the original series and wanted to put those feelings on this series too. I had no plans to watch it at all until one of the channels I watch on YT gave me the thumbs up.

    • Hero Of Old
      Hero Of Old Před rokem +19

      ROP is embarrassing

    • Just me!!
      Just me!! Před rokem +5

      @Hero Of Old I tried to watch it but I couldn't even get my attention span to hold on to it. It seemed like a teen fantasy drama. Bad. I'm someone who enjoyed Tge Hobbit movies more than anything.

    • Geo
      Geo Před rokem +9

      They did make house Velaryon black for no reason

    • A.B
      A.B Před rokem +18

      And corlys’ actor is great

  • commandZee
    commandZee Před rokem +11

    You make the best video essays on Sci-fantasy explanations! I'm so glad I can enjoy them again applied to the ASOIAF world. It might be a copyright nightmare, but if you ever published a book of your GoT/ASOIAF charts I'd be so down to buy it.

  • Yuno
    Yuno Před rokem +3

    I swear to god having these videos back is the best thing ever. Brings me back to the good old times of watching game of thrones and eagerly waiting for an alt shift x video a few days later. Feels amazing to experience it again 😊

  • John Locke
    John Locke Před rokem +16

    So glad that your videos come out at the end of the week. Keeps your breakdown fresh in my mind come Sunday.

  • Bader Almubarak
    Bader Almubarak Před rokem +7

    From what I can gather in the book, Alicent is older than Rhaenyra by 9 years. In the episode, it is mentioned that Rhaenyra is 15 years old. which makes Alicent 24. Made sense to me that the king would choose Alicent since he is 36 years old.

    • Reydriel
      Reydriel Před rokem +2

      He's already mentioned this in a previous video, the show made their ages much closer

  • kateris1976
    kateris1976 Před rokem +16

    If I remember correctly, in the books Crabfeeder nailed his captives so that they drowned in the upcoming tide and their remains were eaten by the crabs, hence the nickname.

  • Matt M
    Matt M Před rokem

    TY so much for doing these! There is so much nuance and backstory(i.e. the intro) it's easy to miss it. Also, alot of the times it takes a while to remember the names of all these new characters so specifically calling them out in writing helps alot!

  • MorphyVA
    MorphyVA Před rokem +31

    Love how you explained the opening of the show, cause I was trying to find out what it meant. Went through Jeremy Jahns & AngryJoe's reviews to find an answer but got nothing until you finally released HOTD Ep2 Explained! Thank you!

    • JakeSpacePirate E
      JakeSpacePirate E Před rokem +1

      I mean of course those surface-level lore-unaware standard reviewers would not know the signifigance and meaning of the intro.

  • tyler morgan
    tyler morgan Před rokem +6

    I love how an hour of episode a week gives hours of awesome thought provoking content on CZcams from great lore hounds like you! Loving all the content!

  • centralpark216
    centralpark216 Před rokem +72

    I don't think daemon is considering killing rhaenyra, I think he's getting a measure of her and thinks maybe she could be a good ruler so gives her the win and egg

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před rokem +1

      Hmmm, maybe, but we see later he def still plans on becoming king. It would be naive to think the thought didn't cross his mind of literally eliminating the heir. I don't think it was his love for her that stopped him but the realization that at this point, he can't take King's Landing by force even if he would be the un-crowned heir. Viserys could just name Rhaenys his heir then.

    • szbszig
      szbszig Před rokem +3

      Or he just thinks: that woman is hot, I should totally marry her someday.

    • centralpark216
      centralpark216 Před rokem +1

      @szbszig he definitely does but in that scene specifically I feel like it was an acceptance of respect

    • centralpark216
      centralpark216 Před rokem +2

      ​@Matt M Im sure everyone has different interpretations but I think based on the scenes he's had, he genuinely loves his brother and has affection for his niece. I think he was more impressed that Rhaenyra was calling him out.
      he also supports her later and "teams up" with her to oppose the hightowers power and not just to be the sole ruler

  • Kampffeire
    Kampffeire Před rokem +1

    I'm really fascinated by all of the hints they've made with Viserys being almost uncomfortable and scared of the dragons. It's fascinating!
    He says to Rhaenrya that the idea that the targaryens control the dragons is an illusion, and that dragons are a power that should've never been trifled with. In episode 1.
    And in episode 2 Viserys jokes that he'd rather face The Black Dread than his own daughter, suggesting its a scary thought.
    Aswell as suggesting Vhagar is "too large for our world"
    And even immediately shoots down Rhaenrya's idea of sending dragon-riders to Crabfeeder as show of force
    Being the last rider of Balerion, the largest ever dragon, I wonder has it left him somewhat worried or even traumatised? He's seen just how much they maybe can't control the dragons, especially when they grow large and it scares him? I think that's really unusual and interesting as a Targaryen.
    I know from the recent Alt Shift X livestream that there's a story of someone who rode Balerion briefly and he flew her back to Valeryia, where when she returned she was.... violently changed let's say. So whilst obviously that doesn't happen with Viserys, I do wonder did he have a very bad experience with Balerion or something, that makes him very distrustful of dragons? And if that's the case, it would only be furthered and encouraged by the likes of Otto and the Maesters and others on his council, who likely hate dragons. "Proud men don't like to look up"
    I hope they continue with this thread with Viserys, such an interesting aspect of the character I think.
    Great video yet again btw 💜💜

  • Matt Curti
    Matt Curti Před rokem +6

    I think caraxes having a long ass neck like that helps him in battle. In episode 3 he seems to be able to lower his head to ground level and wipe out enemies. Kind of different from the usual angle of fire we see from the dragons.

  • Jason Sargis
    Jason Sargis Před rokem

    Love your breakdowns! Been looking forward to this series. Your Westworld, Raised by Wolves, and GOT videos are top notch! Between you and #newrockstars I feel way more informed than your average viewer. Your videos specifically have helped me find my joy in reading again. Looking forward to read fire and blood after the show finishes

  • Matthew Lane
    Matthew Lane Před rokem +4

    The brilliance of this channel just goes to show how he answered every question in the imediate q+a and expanded on those answers with every masterpiece we watch here

  • Tenron Lightvoid
    Tenron Lightvoid Před rokem +5

    The line about Vhagar retiring to the East Coast as many old ladies do had me wheezing. Excellent content as always Shift!

  • Xaarinth, Lord of the Shadow

    I want the Corlys spinoff show so much. All of the cool lore stuff they could throw in about the far east has me drooling for it, but watching young Corlys in action as a ship captain is equally appealing. That line about needing to take what he has speaks volumes about what he went through to get his wealth and position and I really hope we get to see it at some point

  • Rob
    Rob Před rokem +19

    "Though to be fair, it is Danarys and Cersei who torched the realm, not the men." lol love it

    • Leo of Red Keep
      Leo of Red Keep Před rokem +2

      The war of the five kings did that too, though, and none of it was about women. Rhaenys just believes what she wants to.

  • Marissa
    Marissa Před rokem +1

    these are by far my fav HOTD episode recaps on youtube. keep it up, please!

  • Bigpandazomg
    Bigpandazomg Před rokem

    Your breakdowns are always spot on and delightfully detailed, really liked the explanation for the intro - I had no idea

  • GardenBoyDon
    GardenBoyDon Před rokem +4

    I've missed your breakdowns so much. I'm happy to see you doing GOT videos again

  • Michael Lombard
    Michael Lombard Před rokem +1

    Amazing content as always. I appreciate the hard work you put into these videos. All your content is top notch. Really phenomenal job. Thank you so much so this channel.

  • Glida Sand
    Glida Sand Před rokem +1

    I'm really glad you explained the opening credits. I like the idea, but I whish the symbols had popped more. Even in the stills you used it was sometimes difficult to actually see what the pictures were. They could have used some color or just more contrast to make them more readable.

  • N’More
    N’More Před rokem +7

    I didn’t even realise the intro was literally symbols of the bloodlines, that makes it even better

  • Mariel Lim
    Mariel Lim Před rokem

    It always amazes me how clear you explain everything and yet so easy to understand. Kudos to you!

  • Sebastian Gustavsson
    Sebastian Gustavsson Před rokem

    Also an interesting point of Daemons gift. His valyrian steel is a sword (and helmet), something associated with war. Gifting something of the same material that empowers and legitimizes him seems like a way to literally put a chain around Rhaenyras neck, in my mind symbolizing his will to subjugate her.

  • lynnesullivan49
    lynnesullivan49 Před rokem +7

    Absolutely genius - as always!! Thank you so much for explaining the new show intro - your ability to analyze minutiae is spectacular. I just thought it was a river of blood running through the Red Keep, since a lot of blood will run during the series. Your explanation is so much better! And thanks for clarifying that the Crabfeeder has greyscale.

  • Kappie11
    Kappie11 Před 10 měsíci

    Finally got to watching House of the Dragon, and it's great callback to the Game of Thrones days to watch the #altshiftx explained videos afterwards. Great summary and deeper insights into the episode, and even the intro! Thank you.

  • Cinetyk
    Cinetyk Před rokem +2

    Another excellent video. Your videos are priceless for me as I watch them shortly before watching the following episode of the show, thereby simultaneously refreshing my memory and deepening my understanding of the previous episodes. Thanks a lot for all the work. Cheers.

  • inflamor
    inflamor Před rokem +1

    I love how highly professional your videos are.

  • Gschab2023
    Gschab2023 Před rokem +2

    As of this episode my favorite character is Lyonel Strong because he seems like the only one on the council that doesn't have some sort of ulterior motive and he seems to be the only level headed one.

    • Gschab2023
      Gschab2023 Před rokem +2

      No ambition that we no of yet we will see in time

  • noizzz
    noizzz Před rokem +2

    I mean I have to say I fracking love your visuals, no one in the world does this job so terrifically well as you do 😂

  • theossy
    theossy Před rokem +5

    First of all, loved the episode. I also enjoy the Crabfeeder arc immensely. However… giving him greyscale (as a decision made by the show runner) seems questionable to me. Wouldn’t that sort of put a timer on him as a threat? It seems to me he’s eventually going to succumb to greyscale or end up incapable of continuing on in a leader role - also, wouldn’t greyscale mean his men would have to not be near him? It just seems like a great liability. Please let me know if I’m completely off or missing something. Regardless, the visual is amazing and he definitely works for me as a mad, sadistic and potent villain.

  • Cab
    Cab Před rokem

    Really glad you decided to make an additional video beyond the livestreams. As always great content👍

  • Jagrofes
    Jagrofes Před rokem +2

    I like how Daemon shuts down Corlys when he feels he is going too far.
    He may feel snubbed by Viserys, but he still loves him, and is still Loyal in his Own way.

  • Jacob
    Jacob Před rokem

    Episode 3 looks like it's going to be very interesting, with the War of the Stepstones taking place (complete with Dragons doing their Dragony best). I can't wait for Sunday... and not just because of football.

  • Lúthien
    Lúthien Před rokem +38

    Have been waiting for this video! These are so entertaining to watch

  • ZomBAE
    ZomBAE Před rokem

    This was made so well! Thank you for explaining it!

  • Nicholas Smieleski
    Nicholas Smieleski Před rokem +4

    I think Otto had more going on with confrontation against Daemon than we realized. I don’t buy that Otto stepped in for Viserys sake. I think he probably knew if Viserys went to talk to Daemon, they would actually talk and actually probably work things out. Otto wouldn’t want that. If he goes, he knows that Daemon will be agitated and he won’t need much of an excuse to resort to violence.
    Now, would Daemon actually have killed Otto there? I genuinely don’t know. From what I’ve seen and read of his character I still can’t say for sure, but my guess is no. It was still stupid for Otto to draw sword, though maybe it was because he knew it would defuse (when our boy Westerling shakes his head after Otto lies about Viserys idk if that was disappointment in his lie or because he was clearly scheming; it stood out as odd to me nonetheless.)
    Either way, if Viserys goes Daemon isn’t going to kill him and they might patch things up a bit. If Otto goes? He just has to arrive and come back empty handed. If Daemon refuses him at the threat of violence he has a ton of ammo against Daemon and might even be able to convince Viserys to declare him in open rebellion or worse. I think that’s why he was bummed that Rhaenyra showed up. Aside from being emasculated by the presence of dragons, his plan also goes out of the window.
    Just a though. Great stuff per usual, m’lad

  • Kyle Graff
    Kyle Graff Před rokem

    Best day of the week second to the actual episode. I love watching these for a really nice recap and to see things that I missed. Thank you!

  • Ricky da Goat
    Ricky da Goat Před rokem +1

    I watch several breakdowns after each episode and yours are always the most detailed

  • Cameron
    Cameron Před rokem +9

    you can tell Alt Shift X is enjoying making videos again about Game of thrones

  • Ghetto Supastar
    Ghetto Supastar Před rokem +3

    Thank you 🙏 so very much for the GREAT videos with NO spoilers 👍🏽

  • mvmed12
    mvmed12 Před 10 měsíci +1

    And that's why a good writing is important. From the opening to little details and symbolic meaning in many scenes we can see how good is HOTD compared to the last two de seasons of game of thrones.

  • JackWill
    JackWill Před rokem +4

    This is like a nice recap for tomorrow's episode. Thanks, Alt Shift X.

  • Ryan Kwon
    Ryan Kwon Před rokem +1

    I liked the scene when Otto lied to Daemon about the reason why Viserys did not come to Dragonstone. This lie was noticed by Kingsguard Harold Westerling who made a hesitant look. This shows how despicable Otto is. House of the Dragon also shows that it is bad for second or third sons or daughters to be overshadowed by the firstborn child.
    In the last Game of Thrones season, a noble house member can only be king through a system of meritocracy. Princes nor princesses can no longer inherit the Iron Throne but instead be sent back to their homelands if the king or queen dies. Similar to how Viserys I became king, there might be great councils that vote for a king. However, I believe this system is flawed and stupid for many reasons I don't want to list out.

  • cheese
    cheese Před rokem +1

    Love love love these explained videos, I absolutely enjoy your little quips and you tying in quotes from the actors themselves when it comes to their characters and certain relationships, and ugh that connection between Visery's "I am your king" and Tywin's statement from GOT, wow I totally missed that!

  • ℒ𝓊𝒾́𝓈
    ℒ𝓊𝒾́𝓈 Před rokem

    So far i am loving the show, cant wait for the next episode 🔥

  • Roberto Hernandez Peña
    Roberto Hernandez Peña Před rokem +9

    I love the design of Craghas crabfeeder!, it reminds me at the villain/monster of the movie "Creep" of 2004.

  • MegaKnight2012
    MegaKnight2012 Před rokem +6

    Wait, Alicent is supposed to be 14? She was 18 when she married Viserys in the lore. Why do these shows remove weird relationships from the lore only to add their own weird ones?

  • KMJ#
    KMJ# Před rokem +5

    Rhaenyra' is right in demanding that a member of the Kingsguard should have seen battle. No one knows how a soldier will react in combat, and there is plenty of real world examples where a new soldier freezes on the battlefield. It would be catastrophic if during an attack on the king's life, the knight closest to him panicked and froze.

  • ♡ 𝔻𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞𝕗𝕪𝕣𝕖𝕤 ♡

    Alicent fixing viserys little dragon toy was so wholesome 😂

  • Trifa Rasuly
    Trifa Rasuly Před rokem +21

    I don't care how many times it's been said, Alicent being deeply religious (around the nine minute mark) is the funniest shit ever when you realize, (spoilers for those who haven't read about the dance of the dragons)
    When you realize her son Aemond is pretty much the spawn of the devil.

  • HitchensImmortal
    HitchensImmortal Před rokem +3

    I just want to comment on the amazingly beautiful faces that those lore artwork pieces always have. Like that thumbnail of Alysanne Targaryen. That is a really good drawing of a true to life beautiful female face. I'm so impressed with that artist.

  • Daniel Kopcha
    Daniel Kopcha Před rokem

    I agree with your stance on Rhaenyra. She has ideas that could aid her future people and her father would rather aid or even talk to her best friend than her. Plus I think it’s rather ironic she’s so interested in criston Cole’s story compared to everything else in that series of events in replacing Ryan redwyne

  • online
    online Před rokem +2

    I'm really hoping we might get Sheepstealer's story for Leana and Vhagar. They're said to have never married into the Targaryen line in this series, but they could have dragon rider blood from old Valyria.

    • Mark Saunders
      Mark Saunders Před rokem +5

      Laena is the daughter of Rhaenys Targaryen, a dragonrider. She has Targaryen blood, as Lyonel Strong says in the show.

  • M A R K S
    M A R K S Před rokem +8

    I love how Otto manipulates vs all the famous ones we know & loved from GoT lol. He's playing more at the kings emotions than anything else.

  • Alijamaru
    Alijamaru Před rokem

    Amazing explanation of the opening intro. Great touch for the book readers.

  • NineNine
    NineNine Před rokem

    If done right from start to finish of the Dance of the Dragons, this show is going to be a classic

  • Ariane Winter
    Ariane Winter Před rokem

    I love the call out, that a king who needs to tell people, is not a true kind and how geniusly it applied to dany, though almost no one seemed to catch it