House of the Dragon S1E06 Explained

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    0:00 Rhaenyra’s family
    04:27 Dragon lessons
    06:28 Helaena Targaryen
    07:28 Alicent Hightower
    11:57 Training
    13:58 Small council
    17:49 Larys Strong
    22:26 Harrenhal
    23:25 Pentos
    25:39 Vhagar
    27:39 Rhaena Targaryen
    28:06 Laena Velaryon

Komentáře • 0

  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +209

    Who's in the right, Rhaenyra or Alicent?
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    • cj
      cj Před 11 měsíci +73

      Neither. Daemon with all his faults should be heir. Imo Rhaynera and Daemon should of married and had children. Disgusting but targaryan af

    • Kyle
      Kyle Před 11 měsíci +48

      As typical with these stories, everyone is both wrong and right.

    • Saiyan MGTOW
      Saiyan MGTOW Před 11 měsíci +13


    • Ka Chow
      Ka Chow Před 11 měsíci +18

      the important thing imo is that the show is making a way better case for Alicent than the book did

    • Gaming With This Guy
      Gaming With This Guy Před 11 měsíci +12

      They're both in the wrong. I'm not picking any side.. I know what both sides are capable of and I'm just interested in seeing how everyone defends their "team"...

  • Kings and Generals
    Kings and Generals Před 11 měsíci +504

    17:54 scene reminds of the historical "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?" ("What miserable drones and traitors have I nurtured and promoted in my household who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric!") by king Henry II that led to the assassination of the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket. Alicent wants them dead, but retains plausible deniability. The fact that Larys is the son and the brother of those assassinated and possibly wants it even more than the monarch is a brilliant twist of the historical event, Martin is the best with these things.

    • MsAnjelica
      MsAnjelica Před 11 měsíci +17

      Martin leaves it vague in the books. The fire is a mystery. All this with Larys is a show plot.

    • onTimeAlways404
      onTimeAlways404 Před 11 měsíci +34

      I'm intrigued by Larys motivation. It seemed that his Father and Brother didn't mistreat him despite his physical condition, so his willingness to murk them shocked me.
      Alicent certainly showed her naivety, but I think eventually Larys will influence her much in the way that Littlefinger did Sansa. Moving from naive and smart to shrewd and calculative, except Sansa never went off the deep end, and I think Alicent will

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals Před 11 měsíci +19

      @MsAnjelica I think he has influenced show's writing, no?

    • MsAnjelica
      MsAnjelica Před 11 měsíci +2

      @Kings and Generals I honestly don't know. He's said he's not writing, but I don't know how involved he actually is.

    • Raymond L
      Raymond L Před 11 měsíci +7

      love what your channel does too xoxo

  • CharlieBarbarossa
    CharlieBarbarossa Před 11 měsíci +3482

    Gotta give props to Rhaenyra for actually bringing some fresh genes into the Targaryen bloodline.

    • Merritt Animation
      Merritt Animation Před 11 měsíci +387

      Yeah at this rate without it they’ll start giving birth to half dragon hybrids.

    • Eremon1
      Eremon1 Před 11 měsíci +317

      🤣When your family tree slowly becomes a stick you have to act...

    • Thamayor
      Thamayor Před 11 měsíci +93

      Viserys did too lol

    • Darkstar
      Darkstar Před 11 měsíci +20

      @Merritt Animation Laena was supposed to have one of those

    • Darkstar
      Darkstar Před 11 měsíci +52

      @Thamayor Viserys' wife was Aemma Arryn she was a cousin her mother was Daela Targareyen

  • CoreOfTheStar
    CoreOfTheStar Před 11 měsíci +3351

    It's kind of heartbreaking to watching the kids interact because they're... doing kid stuff. Aegon clearly likes his nephews. Their parents have failed them

    • RedRoseSeptember22
      RedRoseSeptember22 Před 11 měsíci +62

      Yeah :(

      RKIWTIR Před 11 měsíci +325

      Rhaenyra's kids are just eyeing to play with Aemond. I hope they get the chance to

    • Hshan
      Hshan Před 11 měsíci +84

      @RKIWTIR I see what you did there :)

    • nocchi.
      nocchi. Před 11 měsíci +209

      Aegon's interactions with his nephew were so sweet. I love the part where Jace looks at Aegon first before telling Vermax dracarys.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +143

      Hard to tell. Aegon seems like a typical first royal spoiled child. Not sure if he likes his nephews or just likes that he is older and can manipulate them. The teasing of his own brother is pretty normal for siblings but definitely bad parenting for Alicent to say he can bully Aemond at home. The message should be no bullying obviously.
      It's interesting Rhaeneras kids know of the rumors about them and flat out ask their mom about it.

  • Hypewills
    Hypewills Před 11 měsíci +1702

    I straight up did not notice, until this video, that Viserys lost an arm between episodes 😂

    • Merritt Animation
      Merritt Animation Před 11 měsíci +40

      Me neither.

    • OberGruppenFuhrer
      OberGruppenFuhrer Před 11 měsíci +47

      he's literally falling apart 😂

    • Acedia DeKay
      Acedia DeKay Před 11 měsíci +171

      He lost 2 hands this episode 😉

    • Paul Hui
      Paul Hui Před 11 měsíci +150

      Dont worry, Neither did Alt Shift X lol! someone pointed it out in the livestream, and he was like: Oh he iiiissss missing an arm!

    • Nicola Blackwood
      Nicola Blackwood Před 11 měsíci +4

      ME NEITHER 😅

  • mitsuni taïko
    mitsuni taïko Před 10 měsíci +100

    I think there's an important detail in this episode
    When Viserys was suggested a C-section, he asked "can the child survive?"
    When Daemon is asked the same, he asks "will the mother survive?"

    • Stevie Peavey
      Stevie Peavey Před 5 měsíci +4

      While it was nice of Daemon to not be prioritizing the mother over the child, I thought it was a bit hardcore for the mom to allow the baby to fry with her. She might know she's gone for sure, but the baby could be saved. Daemon, I assume, isnt that big on kids anyway, and wouldnt have stood in ehr way

    • mitsuni taïko
      mitsuni taïko Před 5 měsíci +14

      @Stevie Peavey she thought they were both done and decided to leave her own way. Can you blame her?

    • Lisa S
      Lisa S Před měsícem +2

      Daemon married Laena over politics and to get away from Rhaenrya and his brother. The show makes it clear and Daemon was miserable without his Targ family. Asking if the mother will survive would be a way out. That's just Daemon. And, Raenys was suspicious about Laena's death. Daemon did not show any emotion but shock and admiration. The death of Viserys and his child with Rhaenrya brought him to his knees. Daemon had a fleet of ships, 2 childten to use as heirs, and dragons. That is what he wanted from that union. All to help..Rhaenyra.

  • ASAC Hank Schrader
    ASAC Hank Schrader Před 11 měsíci +772

    I like that Alt Shift never directly spoils the show for the non-readers, but he drops little bits of wording that serve as winks for us who have have read the books.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +33

      Agreed. As someone who has not read the books, i appreciate it. Plus, the show deviates from the books somewhat

    • Jow
      Jow Před 11 měsíci +10

      I mean he did spoil that Helaena's prophecy will come true. Sure he censored what she said, but anyone who remembers what she said would have gotten spoiled.

    • Katarina Ernö
      Katarina Ernö Před 11 měsíci +3

      @Jow It's in one of the trailers also

    • Melody Daniel
      Melody Daniel Před 11 měsíci +1

      I smile anytime I see one of those "winks"

    • desertghostflower
      desertghostflower Před 11 měsíci +2

      As a non-reader it kind of stands out when he does this

  • Rhaenyra I Targaryen
    Rhaenyra I Targaryen Před 11 měsíci +1186

    Vhagar and Caraxes having their first "Dance" in this episode, just flying and having a great time together is so poetic and ironic at it's very essence.

    • Hoosier
      Hoosier Před 11 měsíci +147

      Shows that the dragons have nothing against eachother. It's the riders.

    • Merritt Animation
      Merritt Animation Před 11 měsíci +81

      The Battle Over the God’s is gonna be painful in the best way possible

    • Syed Hasan Rahman Zisan
      Syed Hasan Rahman Zisan Před 11 měsíci +41

      Back when Aemon and Baelon were alive, they danced back then as well. 🙇🏻‍♂️

    • Nicola Blackwood
      Nicola Blackwood Před 11 měsíci +6


  • Barbara Ludwiczak
    Barbara Ludwiczak Před 11 měsíci +572

    Alicent: marries a Targareyn.
    Also Alient: wonders why her children are acting weird.

    • la creatura
      la creatura Před 11 měsíci +30

      nah it’s gotta be her genes making them weird, rhaenrya and her sons are normal. same w daemons daughters

    • Justt1913
      Justt1913 Před 11 měsíci +29

      @la creatura has nothing to do with their genes, they mostly have quirky personalities and Aemond being obsessed with being a dragon rider while seeing his nephews and brother have dragons is not strange at all

    • kurade10
      kurade10 Před 11 měsíci +18

      @la creatura Every time a Targaryen is born, the gods flip a coin...

  • Dan Shaver
    Dan Shaver Před 11 měsíci +532

    Alicent: "honor and decency will prevail"
    Also Alicent: "keeps a murderer from facing justice and makes him her kingsguard/gossip buddy"

    • The Humanity
      The Humanity Před 11 měsíci +102

      Now a murderer kingsguard AND a devious kinslaying psychopath. She's on a role picking and choosing her allies.

    • onTimeAlways404
      onTimeAlways404 Před 11 měsíci +63

      Yup, hypocrisy at its finest. It's a huge theme. The standard of honor she imposes on others becomes suspiciously lenient when applied to herself or anyone that furthers her personal interest. She is corrupt already and it will only get worse.
      On the flip side, Rhanerya has been quite foolish. It would've been prudent to have at least 1 legitimate child, even if she had to go full Margarey Tyrell and bring in help to get her husband going. Really curious where this goes

    • Bibek Koirala
      Bibek Koirala Před 11 měsíci +6

      ​@onTimeAlways404 I believe both are shit anyway, Rhanerya is getting pass cuz of good acting cuz her job would be to gain people's favour as women cannot be "head of the state" instead of that affair. I believe Alicient is more "moral" in medieval times.

    • Bottlife 240
      Bottlife 240 Před 6 měsíci +1

      @The Humanity "devious kinslaying psychopath" that can be said for almost every Targaryen who shows up in the show 💀💀

  • Moth Turtle
    Moth Turtle Před 11 měsíci +99

    I actually think Rhaenyra choosing to take Joffrey to Alicent herself rather than passing him to a servant was a display of strength, as well showing that she has become paranoid about Alicent and her intent towards her children (just as Alicent has of her).

  • The Humanity
    The Humanity Před 11 měsíci +502

    I'm sure George thought naming extremely minor historical figures after Muppets (Elmo, Kermit, Oscar) would just get lost in the endless amounts of history, but it'd be hilarious if they had to introduce the characters now that they're expanding on Fire and Blood.

    • Darkstar
      Darkstar Před 11 měsíci +67

      I'd be pissed if they changed the names

    • Nolan Gerrans
      Nolan Gerrans Před 11 měsíci +123

      Glory to Grover, lord of the riverlands and protector of Sesame St.

    • Wolfeson28
      Wolfeson28 Před 11 měsíci +12

      Oh, we're going to see most if not all of them. I'm sure they'll keep all the same names, and maybe even drop a cheeky easter egg in somewhere. :)

    • MrChisleblast
      MrChisleblast Před 11 měsíci +45

      Holding out hope for a Ser Snufflelupagus Tully

    • Honored Madman
      Honored Madman Před 11 měsíci +37

      I'll be upset if there's no Kermit Tully

  • Lucas Nowicki
    Lucas Nowicki Před 11 měsíci +88

    I think we haven't seen enough of Laena to really care about her fate. That Vhagar scene would have been much more heartbreaking with more character development. It's a shame beacause the actress did really well in the few screen time she had

  • Ole Nickel
    Ole Nickel Před 11 měsíci +834

    I feel Alicent is being eased into murdering people to achieve her goals. First protecting a murdering kingsguard, now having a straight up Kinslayer as ally. It would be a point to stop and go "am I the baddy?" and seeing that, so far, only her faction has straight up caused people to get killed. Instead she is learning to rationalize things she still feels shock and moral outrage towards.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +55

      I could see her slipping into a pattern of using Larys to dispose of obstacles from now on. She has definitely become much less Sansa-like in the 10 years since the last episode.

    • The Humanity
      The Humanity Před 11 měsíci +87

      Yeah, Alicent says to Larys she 'didn't want anyone to die', but every action and step she takes is towards being more adversarial, destructive, and straight up playing at & pushing towards war. She's knowingly petty and spiteful, but equally foolish and ignorant to not think her actions wouldn't lead to death and chaos.

    • Shinsenshogun
      Shinsenshogun Před 11 měsíci +2

      @Matt M Watch her make use of an up and coming Lord Commander of the Kingsguard

    • Rin Syndia
      Rin Syndia Před 11 měsíci +18

      To be fair though, Rhaenyra is the one siring illegitimate heirs left and right and destabilising her already shaky claim to the throne.
      I can understand why Alicent is furious when she offers to marry her firstborn to her true born daughter who under the new president would be third in line.
      On the other hand I also understand Viserys does want to pretend that everything is as it should be not wanting to destroy his family over it.
      "You may know what is the right thing to be done but love stays the hand.”

  • Nicola Blackwood
    Nicola Blackwood Před 11 měsíci +652

    I feel for Alicent a little bit when Larys basically blackmails her by including her in the guilt of his scheme, but realistically what did she expect would happen if “justice” was done and Rhaenyra’s children were publicly acknowledged as bastards? Harwin would have been killed, and maybe the kids, and maybe even Lyonel. She’s actively sewing the seeds of war in this episode while also feeling very sanctimonious about herself. A character greyer than she even realizes herself 10/10 writing

    • Wendy C
      Wendy C Před 11 měsíci +22

      Yep Larys little favor is gonna come back and haunt her one day

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +50

      I think she is still a little naive but I def believe her when she expressed shock at the method. Also, while Larys does have dirt on Alicent kind of, she is still the queen, still a member of house hightower and I think could dispatch of larys(or attempt to) if she ever saw him as a threat

    • Dell88
      Dell88 Před 11 měsíci +4

      @Matt M was thinking about this. If she was smart she would have turned him in immediately and still gotten what she wanted.

    • Edward Mi
      Edward Mi Před 11 měsíci +18

      I think she would have no problem with Garwin etc. being executed after an official judgement - but this kind of underhanded backstabbing, that's too "dirty" for her. In this mediaeval culture that values honor and courage, execution and assassination are not the same - despite having the same end result.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +16

      @Dell88 True, if she was scared enough but right now, she needs all the allies she can get and Larys has shown to be able to get things done. Larys also doesn't profess any outward ambition for himself, so is not an immediate threat to her.
      The show seems to be building up a moment were Alicent will try to distance herself from Larys.

  • Sofia A
    Sofia A Před 11 měsíci +386

    I think Viserys refusal to even acknowledge the allegations about his grandkid's parentage is the right move. It could have much bigger consequences that simply their claim being challenged. At best, it could lead to exile for all parties involved (Rhaenyra, her kids, Harwen, Laenor, etc). At worst, execution for some or all of them. Which could lead to armed conflict with houses Strong and Velaryon. Plus, they are still family.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +59

      At this point, it would essentially be starting a war with Corlys and Rhaenys, so yeah, he def doesn't want that.
      Still, all this is on Rhanerya. She should have done the deed, with her husband, popped out a couple of his kids, and everything would be fine. The fact she keeps having kids with her lover shows she does have alot of hubris, like no one is going to notice.

    • The Humanity
      The Humanity Před 11 měsíci +14

      I don't even see how it matters too much in the short term since Rhaenyra is the next heir, not her child. She's clearly not going to crown her child the moment he comes of age, so it seems like a problem for another day, that is, if it wasn't for Alicent conniving in any way possible to take away Rhaenyra's claim.

    • Jay Clearmen
      Jay Clearmen Před 11 měsíci +27

      @The Humanity If you don’t see the relevance and how “it matters” your either Not paying attention, willfully ignorant or slow witted!
      It’s literally a ticking time b o m b set to go off.
      Im telling you her dad is covering her and ppl at court aren’t fools while he’s there she’s got a safeguard.But the MOMENT he’s gone it’s a rap! Mark my words!

    • Wolfeson28
      Wolfeson28 Před 11 měsíci +24

      @The Humanity Rhaenyra's heirs potentially being illegitimate does make a huge difference. Also, it's the fact that Rhaenrya is committing treason by having her affair and birthing bastards instead of legitimate heirs (fair or unfair, that's how her actions would be viewed). So that part does affect the standing of Rhaenrya's own claim.

    • The Humanity
      The Humanity Před 11 měsíci +25

      @Jay Clearmen Wow. I'm happy to debate the series with you, but calling people slow witted over discussion about theory is really something. Also, maybe don't spoil the plot, which it sounds like what you might be doing.
      The heir doesn't necessarily have to be a son, even though that's the most accepted instance. Jaehaerys's succession took place over 50 years into his rule and went to his grandchildren. If Rhaenyra's children are outed as bastards, she has several options. Her husband Laenor could simply deny the allegations, she could decide to have a legitimate child with Laenor and name that child the heir, or after the King dies and she succeeds the throne, she could simply use her power to legitimize the children as true born Targaryons just as Roose Bolton did for Ramsey Snow. What matters most is that they have the Targaryon blood and they're dragon riders, dragons are power in this world and usually override politics. The heir after Rhaenyra is still being perceived outside the Red Keep as Rhaenyra and Laenor's child, so the secret is likely fine until the King dies, in which case THEN you will have discussion over the legitimacy of the next succession, ie why I said it was more or less a problem for another day. More importantly, the more current issue is if the realm will accept a woman as a ruler. It's true Rhaenyra's childrens' parentage could be used against her to de-legitimize her more, but it is only a smaller portion of a larger problem even if she can't find a solution to her kids being bastards. The realm wanting a son over a daughter as the heir is the far more immediate issue.

  • Kyle
    Kyle Před 11 měsíci +677

    Viserys just loves his family and wants them to all get along and get what they want, but what they want is mutually exclusive.

    • BanquetOfTheLeviathan
      BanquetOfTheLeviathan Před 11 měsíci +46

      And he plays with micromachines! I’m gonna miss him

    • Trap A-Holics
      Trap A-Holics Před 11 měsíci +10

      @BanquetOfTheLeviathan lmao micromachines

    • Ariel Hunt
      Ariel Hunt Před 11 měsíci +60

      I love that they made Helaena into just as much of a nerd as her dad. They both just want to indulge in their nerdy hobbies.

    • Neko Chan
      Neko Chan Před 11 měsíci +12

      I think its really telling that a few episodes ago Viserys mentioned that he's not even the one making the minatures himself, he just tells the stonemasons what to make for him. He really needs help to do everything, even his hobbies.

  • batgurrl
    batgurrl Před 11 měsíci +649

    I love the perspective you have in your analysis. The Dragons ‘dancing together ‘was so poetic and lovely. Pregnant Leana, knowing she will lose her life and baby and wanting to go out on her own terms and commanding Vhagar to burn her and the hesitance was so powerful and heartbreaking to watch. The pleading was the thing that got to Vhagar

    • The Humanity
      The Humanity Před 11 měsíci +12

      In the history tome, they said Leana, delirious from dying to child birth, went out to ride Vhagar one last time cause she wanted to die as a dragon rider but then fell off her dragon. Idk, I think this might've been a better way for her to go, but obviously wouldn't have been so dramatic. Suicide of herself and the baby makes her seem a bit selfish. Not saying it's a bad change at all cause it was very interesting to see Vhagar's reaction, but I think the alternative route might've been a better overall for her character arc.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +17

      Yeah i think it's been established that Dragons are near if not equal in intellect as humans. So it would be like a queen asker her royal knight to kill her. I love how they are giving the dragons individual perosnalities. The dragons in GoT were largely interchangable save that Drogon was the one rode by Danerys.

    • Gabriel the Griffin
      Gabriel the Griffin Před 11 měsíci +27

      @The Humanity I disagree on it being selfish. Better not to suffer. She was going to die anyway, and I kinda see it like almost an assisted suicide for those that are terminally ill. The babe probably wouldn't have survived without her, and because they opted out of the c-section the child would've suffocated in the birth canal and it would've killed them both anyway. Hosting a dead babeh in you without being able to purge it is a poison.

    • Dee
      Dee Před 11 měsíci +1

      @The Humanity she fell on her dragon? Isn't it more like her falling on the stairs and daemon Carries her back to bed and she dies besides Rhaenyra and Daemon

    • The Humanity
      The Humanity Před 11 měsíci

      @Dee Alt Shift X had said in another video she falls off her dragon. Idk maybe I'm remembering wrong and she was just on her way to try to ride her dragon before she died

  • RM
    RM Před 11 měsíci +213

    Felt so bad for young Aemond…
    I’m sure he will grow into a very nice chap in the future…

    • Brian Hunt
      Brian Hunt Před 11 měsíci +66

      I’m sure he’ll be a very nice chap with two eyes

    • Post Punk 69
      Post Punk 69 Před 11 měsíci +10

      Everything gonna be fine! Right?

      RKIWTIR Před 11 měsíci +43

      He should go on a trip with his uncle. Maybe somewhere mystical, like the gods eye lake?

    • Ariel Hunt
      Ariel Hunt Před 11 měsíci +7

      @Brian Hunt Kid really should listen more to his sister.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +11

      Haha right, definitely no foreshadowing for him to basically be Daemon 2.0, always feeling insecure and needing to prove himself.

  • Luke Barroso
    Luke Barroso Před 11 měsíci +185

    Seeing Vhagar was one of the best things I've seen, she's such a legendary dragon! Even in her old age she's still a badass and I can only imagine how she was during Visenya's time. The Dance with Caraxes was amazing! Hoping the book stuff with them happens later on.

    • Ra Hul
      Ra Hul Před 11 měsíci +17

      Vhagar to Caraxes: kid.. le'me teach you how to make a badass entrance..

    • merkikima
      merkikima Před 11 měsíci +18

      Agreed craxes was my favorite dragon until vhagar showed up i like how they actualy made her look so ancient totaly diffrent from all the others

    • onTimeAlways404
      onTimeAlways404 Před 11 měsíci +5

      Bravo to HBO. They show their quality. Vhagar looked old, and yet regal, powerful. Such great design

  • Jimmitry Repstock
    Jimmitry Repstock Před 11 měsíci +34

    The actor for Lionel was really good. I could really feel the sadness and desperation in his voice when he was talking to his son. It felt very real.

  • N.
    N. Před 11 měsíci +118

    “daemon’s trying to run away …from the constant drama he constantly creates.” 😭😭

  • Zippy Null
    Zippy Null Před 11 měsíci +176

    Been watching your videos since my freshman year in college (2015) and even after all these years it still feels like a crime that you provide us this quality of content for free. Keep reigniting our love for fiction Alt, some of us greatly appreciate the effort.

    • onTimeAlways404
      onTimeAlways404 Před 11 měsíci +4

      Same here, started watching in college when Game of Thrones was huge and hear I am years later, enjoying these videos in a brand new prequel show. Crazy how time flies, I remember those GOT Sunday nights and reading reddit discussion threads but waiting most patiently for the Alt Shift X video to drop. What a ride we're in for, glad you're still here with us!

  • TheSmithPlays
    TheSmithPlays Před 11 měsíci +12

    Dude the burning room meme on an Alt Shift X got me😭

  • Marko Luxachi
    Marko Luxachi Před 11 měsíci +60

    The grudge is strong in Criston. Someone forgot to tell him that it's been 10 years now, not 2 episodes ago.

  • Glida Sand
    Glida Sand Před 11 měsíci +15

    The significant difference between Circei's kids and Rheanyra's kids is that the latter's are the children of the Royal heir, whereas the former are not (not Roberts kids). The strong bois are more like Gendry in that sense.

  • Piichuシ
    Piichuシ Před 11 měsíci +24

    I just realized Laenor should hate Criston more than Alicent hate Rhaenerya. Rhaenerya only lied to Alicent and got her father fired. Not that the Hightowers needed that job to eat. But Criston killed Laenor’s bf. Laenor should have planned for Criston to meet an “accident” in those 10 years. But he was there to support Rhaenerya and probobly put it aside for her

  • Marvel Buff
    Marvel Buff Před 11 měsíci +429

    I look forward to these breakdowns each week. Fantastic work, ASX, you're my absolute favourite ASOIAF expert! I would really love you to do more Stark/North-of-the-wall content in the future. Cheers! 💐

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 11 měsíci +165

      Thanks so much! Next big ASOIAF video will be about Jon Snow -- and his adventures beyond the Wall..

    • W.A.S
      W.A.S Před 11 měsíci +5

      @Alt Shift X I can't wait..

    • Z K
      Z K Před 11 měsíci +1

      @Alt Shift X fuckyea

    • fakefolkblues
      fakefolkblues Před 11 měsíci +8

      Such a big expert yet he can't even count! There were 4 deaths by fire, not three. How could he forget about a GOAT??

    • kevincarter2020
      kevincarter2020 Před 11 měsíci +2

      @fakefolkblues valar dohaeris

  • Scott Grey
    Scott Grey Před 11 měsíci +54

    I’m still conflicted on Alicent’s reaction to what happens at Harrenhal. I get that she didn’t wish for the Strongs to die, much less explicitly order it, but I just can’t believe that she never expected things to get this messy.
    She’s been insisting that her family must win or die for years now. She’ll make Rhaenyra come to her right after childbirth and insist that Viserys punish her for infidelity. She ignores the sins of her family and allies while insisting the Blacks will be the doom of them all.
    And then she’s like “I didn’t want anyone to die”??? Don’t get me wrong, I love it as a character flaw, but it came across as so insincere that I didn’t believe it for a second. It feels so childish to refuse peace or compromise and then suddenly go “I didn’t want things to go like this :( “

    • Lena
      Lena Před 11 měsíci +15

      She just wants all the perks, none of the responsibility or guilt.

    • Ariel van Moos
      Ariel van Moos Před 11 měsíci +3

      One thing - she didn't actually ask to see Rhaenyra after the birth, I think? She just wanted to see the baby just to check if it was Laenor's. Rhaenyra decided to walk up there herself.

    • A B
      A B Před 11 měsíci +4

      @Ariel van Moos I mean who asks to see a just born baby

  • Quinn The GM
    Quinn The GM Před 11 měsíci +316

    When I was first watching the episode, I thought that the fireflies Larys put on the cloaks of the prisoners were real bugs. If that were the case, maybe Larys is able to skin-change them, literally bugging his minions.

    • Marcel
      Marcel Před 11 měsíci +55

      You buggin

    • Shubert Reads
      Shubert Reads Před 11 měsíci +12

      😂 Great theory Quinn. Who knows, maybe the pins are made from weirwood...

    • Darkstar
      Darkstar Před 11 měsíci +4

      @Shubert Reads Nah they're clearly metal

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +11

      It did feel very odd for him to basically give the secret assassin's his badge. What if one of them were caught. Could just be a plot hole or could come up in the future.
      Larys has quickly become one of my favorite characters in the series. A mixture of Littlefinger and Jaime.

    • Kit of the Weird Woods
      Kit of the Weird Woods Před 11 měsíci +2

      :O you got to make the pun!

  • Melvin Mastishin
    Melvin Mastishin Před 11 měsíci +58

    It's incredibly sad watching the adults push a rift between their kids. Aegon is perfectly fine to live peacefully and seems to have no ill will towards Rhaenyra and the two sets of kids seem to get along besides the bullying of Aemond over not having a dragon.. it's just sad that Viserys chooses to do nothing rather than assert himself but at this point he may just be too weak

  • VeWatchesVideos
    VeWatchesVideos Před 11 měsíci +18

    The genetics argument sort of makes sense, since George R. R. Martin explained "genetics work differently in this world". Granted, he only said it because he initially had no idea how genetics worked and everyone who read ASoIaF and had a basic biology class pointed out to him how recessive genes work and that in the real-world, the chance of Robert and Cersei having biological blond children could be extremely high. So he just hand-waved it with "it works differently here" and moved on. XD

  • Zene Bean
    Zene Bean Před 11 měsíci +16

    Alicent kind of takes Ned Stark's "It's wrong because it's wrong" attitude and dissects it by removing Ned's likeability (decent parent, tries to spare people). Alicent sees something she sees as wrong and seeks punishment no matter how disproportionately destructive the aftermath. She is pointing Westeros towards war over bastards just like how Ned Stark did over Joffrey (he had opportunity to at least just take charge of Joffrey as reagent).
    To this end, they both go to morally corrupt people to try and do their dirty work. Alicent to Larys and Ned to Littlefinger.
    Both backfire, one literally.

  • Olorin
    Olorin Před 11 měsíci +67

    The Rhaenyra switch is the most noticible to me. Milly put so much of herself into the character in a good way. It would be hard for anyone to follow her performance. Emma plays her in a much more vulnerable and timid way, which makes some sense as a mother who is living such a dangerous lie. I want to give her a chance and hope she finds the dragon inside her. Maybe Daemon will be a good bad influence.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +35

      I think Emma maintains the hard headedness Milly put into the character but left behind the constant princess whining about no one listening to her. This Rhanera seems much more ready for the likely upcoming war.

    • Olorin
      Olorin Před 11 měsíci +4

      @Matt M She still has no fire in her. No charisma with Daemon.

    • Pablo Sebasthian
      Pablo Sebasthian Před 11 měsíci +1

      @Olorin ?

  • Eduardo Marques
    Eduardo Marques Před 11 měsíci +65

    HBO should hire you and release these as official guides right after the episodes.

  • Alisaurus 42
    Alisaurus 42 Před 11 měsíci +22

    Daemon is teaching his kids Valyrian, but Rhaenyra isn’t teaching hers-they need translators for the dragonpit tenders and only learn the dragon command words in isolation

  • Poppy Online
    Poppy Online Před 11 měsíci +78

    Please don’t put down the great Kermit and Oscar Tully’s please. They’re the one ones to bring the great house of Tully the most prestige they’ll ever have.

  • Odette Athiná
    Odette Athiná Před 11 měsíci +34

    I think that people in real life usually "fear" for the things that they are capable of doing. I mean that Alicent fears Rhaenyra will kill her children without any hint for that (except the word of her not-at-all-saint father). But I believe that Rhaenyra would never do that to her former best friend's and father's children (siblings!)... So I mean that I think that Alicent probable would be more capable of killing Rhaenyra's children, than the opposite!

    • Manuel G
      Manuel G Před 11 měsíci

      u have onlyfans?

  • Tim V
    Tim V Před 11 měsíci +49

    I love that it's the exact same picture of Mushroom every time he makes an outlandish claim. I hope he's still popping up at the series finale.

    • Ratbox
      Ratbox Před 11 měsíci +2

      I smile and giggle to myself every time the Mushroom image pops up lol

    • Espritviril
      Espritviril Před 11 měsíci +1

      @Ratbox same lol 😂

  • D W
    D W Před 11 měsíci +67

    5:42 Despite the Greens gossiping/wishcasting that the "Strong bastards" won't be able to hatch eggs (which all 3 proceed to do), we don't have textual evidence that ANY of Alicent's children was able to hatch a cradle egg: Sunfyre hatched on Dragonstone and Aegon claimed it, Dreamfyre belonged to Rhaena Targaryen before bonding with her great-great-niece Helaena, Aemon at this point in HOTD has no dragon, and we're never told whether Tessarion the Blue Queen was hatched in the cradle or claimed (I tend to think claimed based on her size relative to her rider's age).

  • jmchez
    jmchez Před 11 měsíci +181

    Did anyone notice the look that the midwife behind Rhaenyra made when saw the baby? As if saying, "Oh, no! Not another brown haired baby!"
    That's a great piece of direction that most would not even notice.

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +15

      Haha, if true, that would be interesting. It's like "well, ive got good news and bad news. Good news is it's another boy...bad news...guess who he looks like"

    • Justt1913
      Justt1913 Před 11 měsíci +7

      @CameraOnDoug no. He doesn’t. He has brown hair too

    • ace
      ace Před 11 měsíci +8

      @CameraOnDoug that’s a little sleep cap, love. Not silver hair 😅

  • Moisty
    Moisty Před 11 měsíci +23

    You have no idea how much I appreciate having the family trees visually represented.

  • Ovskii
    Ovskii Před 11 měsíci +141

    I kinda wonder if Jacaerys isn't actually Harwin's son. I'm not sure how old he is, but he looks around 9 or 10, the same amount of time it's been since the wedding.
    Maybe, Rhaenyra *didn't* drink the moontea given to her by Mellos, and got pregnant after having sex with Criston. What if Ser Criston is Jacaerys' real father?
    Also, that would make the scene where Criston encouraged Aemon to bully Jacaerys ironically tragic.

    • Odette Athiná
      Odette Athiná Před 11 měsíci +36

      I think he is Criston's son too! She didn't drink the moon tea and the kid has much straighter hair than the second one (like Criston has straighter hair than Harwin)... I would like so much to see Criston learn the truth and trying to get atonement for betraying Rhaenyra so easily and so much! We' ll see 😁

    • Darkstar
      Darkstar Před 11 měsíci +19

      I hate that idea tbh

    • Post Punk 69
      Post Punk 69 Před 11 měsíci +12

      @Odette Athiná oh my sweet summer child.

    • John Henry
      John Henry Před 11 měsíci +1

      @Odette Athiná
      I doubt that’s happening and it’s never said that she didn’t drink it

    • Elementroar
      Elementroar Před 11 měsíci +43

      Nah, Aemond wasn’t even born yet when Cole and Rhaenyra had sex, and Jace is younger than Aemond. It’s physically impossible for him to be Cole’s, which is likely why Cole is extra salty because he knew he was replaced by Harwin when Jace was born lol.

  • Caleb Olds
    Caleb Olds Před 11 měsíci +38

    I *adore* how old Vhagar looks, its so well done

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +9

      Right, each dragon really has its own personality and look.

  • NukeMarine
    NukeMarine Před 11 měsíci +15

    My theory is that Larys Strong is playing a much longer game. Though it doesn't seem like it, by killing Harwin and his father, he's now in a position to protect his "nephews". Had Harwin and Lyonel lived, it's very likely the secret to Rhaenyra's affair would become officially public meaning Harwin and likely Lyonel both would be executed for high treason and banishment of the boys. But by "helping" Queen Alicent, he's now her go to man of dirty deeds while in reality he's able to help the only blood and family he has in the world as based on his speech he'll not take a wife and child himself.
    It might also explain certain events later involving Blood and Cheese which is in reaction to a family tragedy.

  • Blogsanjay
    Blogsanjay Před 11 měsíci +77

    If Helaena can dream of the future, her story just became way too tragic

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +2

      Ver curious how they position her character. She seems to take after her grandmother, being more tomboyish.

    • Pedro Renault
      Pedro Renault Před 10 měsíci +1

      I think that she doesn’t understand her predictions, it seems to be a bunch of informations in her head that she just says but doesn’t really interpret that much

    • witch, please
      witch, please Před 9 měsíci

      @Matt Mher grandma is Aemma tho?

  • Elementroar
    Elementroar Před 11 měsíci +24

    Loved the bit where Daemon snarked about the bastards looking suspiciously like the Commander of the Gold Cloaks (aka Harwin)…which is also his previous position. Sounded real salty about what could have been there heh.

  • Snailorgy
    Snailorgy Před 11 měsíci +29

    I thought clubfoot's sigil was a bee as it references his 'honeyed words' which they mention in the book, he keeps playing with flowers, and his little birds are 'drones' serving the queen.

  • Tyrel Jones
    Tyrel Jones Před 11 měsíci +114

    That little edit glitch you did when you said “destabilize the kingdom” was awesome. This, among MANY reasons, is why you’re the best.

    • kevincarter2020
      kevincarter2020 Před 11 měsíci

      Alt Shift X is a prince

    • Ra Hul
      Ra Hul Před 11 měsíci +1


    • Dr. Embersfield
      Dr. Embersfield Před 11 měsíci

      @Ra Hul Max 3 mins but only if you include the undressing part.

  • Daggerman105
    Daggerman105 Před 11 měsíci +15

    The difference between Rhaenyra’s bastard children and Cersei’s is that the claim to the throne is from Robert, not Cersei. So having kids that are not Robert’s kills any potential claim had they been discovered.
    But even if Rhaenyra just said ‘yeah my kids are all bastards’, because they’re incontrovertibly HER bastards, there is nothing stopping her from legitimising them. Sure, it would be scandalous, but legally they would be the legitimate heirs, bastard or no.

  • Matic
    Matic Před 11 měsíci +103

    Casting for this show is so spot on its unbelivable. GoT had good casting but this is on another level. Harwin Strong as brilliant for the 5 minutes he was on screen. Olivia Cook (older Alicent) stole the show - 10/10 choice. She is perfect

    • Hshan
      Hshan Před 11 měsíci +15

      And some even have a bit of "family" resemblance, the best example being Rhaenyra with Aemma - at first when I saw "the older" Rhaenyra, I thought for a moment that it's the same actress. And both young and older Alicent look really similar too. Amazing job. Though I have to note that Baela and Rhaena are not all too similar both among themselves and to their parents :D

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +1

      I agree the casting is very good but GoT is among the best of any series I've ever seen. I'll watch a clip of the first seasons and forgot it was so so good.

    • DrrnTW
      DrrnTW Před 11 měsíci +4

      Don't be rediculous, GoT had some of the best casting ever in TV.

  • MadSnowman
    MadSnowman Před 11 měsíci +67

    For a brief second, I thought he said Helaena is deeply fascinated with incest. Then my brain turned off Targaryen mode and realized he said "insects" lol

    • Merritt Animation
      Merritt Animation Před 11 měsíci +7

      Yeah being fascinated with incest isn’t really something needs to bring up in regards to Targaryens. Not being into incest is what’s unusual

  • DarlingCcs
    DarlingCcs Před 11 měsíci +7

    Alicent's crusade for decency is a sham. She'd already decided her path before Rhaenyra gave birth to her first child, thanks to her father insisting Rhaenyra would murder Alicent's kids. Her green dress at the wedding declared as much.
    Things would have been no different if all the kids were actually for Leanor. The dance would have still happened. Rhaenyra's children are her blood. So Alicent can kick rocks because ultimatel...Rhae would not have killed her half siblings.

  • Eli Cochran
    Eli Cochran Před 11 měsíci +116

    i LOVE YOUR CONTENT. youve opened me up to so much Lore. its really given me a new perspective on Martins work and i just love it. thank you so much for all your work

  • The Humanity
    The Humanity Před 11 měsíci +8

    Alicent says to Larys she 'didn't want anyone to die', but every action and step she takes is towards being more adversarial, destructive, and straight up playing at & pushing towards war. She's knowingly petty and spiteful, but equally foolish and ignorant to not think her actions wouldn't lead to death and chaos.

  • Lucia
    Lucia Před 11 měsíci +8

    Making Helaena the Cassandra of this series was a great idea

  • ℒ𝓊𝒾́𝓈
    ℒ𝓊𝒾́𝓈 Před 11 měsíci +21

    Loved the episode. Cant believe Larys killed his brother and father, surely karma must punish him in the future. Cant wait to see what will happen on the next episodes.

  • Korp Kyuu-Sama
    Korp Kyuu-Sama Před 11 měsíci +29

    I would have liked to see how Laena got Vahgar... sounds like a missed opportunity.

    • Alisaurus 42
      Alisaurus 42 Před 11 měsíci +3

      Or at least have her tell her Rhaena the story when she’s sad her egg won’t hatch

    • fruity garlic
      fruity garlic Před 11 měsíci +3

      I think the show would have benefited from one more episode between this and the last, and that would be one of many great things to cover there.

    • Garrus1995
      Garrus1995 Před 11 měsíci +1

      That’s what I didn’t get about her showing up in this episode. She’s the oldest dragon alive in the world, she helped conquer Westeros. Surely their should have been some explanation of how and why she just turned up?

  • NastyNate
    NastyNate Před 11 měsíci +9

    Isn't it weird that Rhaenyra is so quick to marry her kids off when it was so bad when she was a kid and married off?

  • Mind Blown
    Mind Blown Před 11 měsíci +12

    I've been so pleasantly surprised by this show, particularly given the downward trajectory the main series took imo. HotD has caught my interest from the first episode. Much like your breakdowns, thanks :D

  • KingCrustyTut
    KingCrustyTut Před 11 měsíci +28

    He says “he has the fathers nose” not Laenors, he specifically says “father” which is almost a Freudian slip that he knows who the father is

    • Matt M
      Matt M Před 11 měsíci +2

      Yeah I missed it but this video brought up that the show all but directly says that Viserys knows the truth, but if he outs Rhaenerya, he basically goes to war with Corlys.

  • Sulakshana Chakraborty
    Sulakshana Chakraborty Před 11 měsíci +10

    There were just so many things to digest in this episode, appreciate the breakdown of each individual thing that happened. These explanations just make me appreciate the depth of the story so much more as someone who has not read the books!

  • diana yusof
    diana yusof Před 11 měsíci +11

    Luke is adorable!!!! All of Harwin’s sons are handsome like him, even Joffrey is a handsome baby. I love watching Aegon being so playful with Luke. Aegon seems having good temperament, i would actually root for him if his mother isn’t instilling hate in him.
    Btw, the Arabic thobe looks so good on Jace and Luke, in fact i admire all the fine details on the costumes worn by Rhaenyra, Harwin and their children. Brings back memories of me admiring the costumes back in GoT season 2 and 3.

  • MathShinobi
    MathShinobi Před 11 měsíci +5

    It's actually not that comparable to Cersei and her kids, because they weren't descendants of the king. Whereas in this example, Rhaenyra's children are descended from the future monarch.
    It would be more like the Cersei situation if Laenor was having children with another woman and then they were passing them off as Rhaenyra's. (for instance, a situation where she gives birth, but the child is stillborn, so they replace it with another woman's child and pass it off as Rhaenyra's. So that she has heirs).

  • kiana685
    kiana685 Před 11 měsíci +8

    I’ve never read any of the books related to the GoT/HotD world, but I absolutely love both shows. That being said, I’m so glad I found this channel because I’m so horrible when it comes to picking up on the subtle details. It’s definitely been a huge help!

  • The Humanity
    The Humanity Před 11 měsíci +6

    HBO should really start paying you for these vids. They add to the series in a multitude of ways & help build on the viewers' understanding of world, which in turn allows fans to enjoy the series even more. Having these as extras/bonus videos on the HBO HotD page would actually be a smart move.

  • How to Sober
    How to Sober  Před 11 měsíci +2

    I love Alt Shift's dry wit in these analyses. "It doesn't really make sense to put your logo on your super-secret spy agents" made me laugh out loud. The best thing is that the whole analysis is so spot-on, and then these funny lines sneak up on you at random. Always enjoyable when ASX gets his post-episode takes out!

  • 💚 haseul my beloved 💚
    💚 haseul my beloved 💚 Před 11 měsíci +11

    I am still SO MAD that they cut Daemon's scene hugging his daughters... Like, why??? It's just a few seconds long and it helps the viewer feel more sympathy for him. Why are they so obssessed with portraying him as a bad dad??

  • Viktor L
    Viktor L Před 11 měsíci +9

    im impressed with the way you can keep calm talking about some potential things to happen BEING AWARE WHAT'S EXACTLY GOING TO HAPPEN

  • feravitinho
    feravitinho Před 11 měsíci +4

    Your videos are really something else. It's really helpful to see the names and pictures of everything you are talking about - and it's awesome how much research you put into each video to draw comparisons between the books and GOT universe.
    Keep the incredible work!

  • Enzo Sonego
    Enzo Sonego Před 11 měsíci +68

    the weekend doesn't end until alt shift x posts an explained video, and it doesn't begin until the live q&a ends

  • André Van der Linden
    André Van der Linden Před 11 měsíci +52

    Your videos are so well edited and your voice is like butter to my ears. 10/10!

  • Silungile
    Silungile Před 11 měsíci +2

    Thank you for the indepth analysis. It must be quite a tedious process going through all that research and editing. It's a beautiful thing. Keep going!

  • Wolfeson28
    Wolfeson28 Před 11 měsíci +4

    15:51 It's interesting to think about how genuine or not Rhaenrya's peace proposal actually is (my personal suspicion is: not very). Rhaenrya knows that Alicent believes her (Rhaenrya's) children to be bastards (and presumably also knows that Alicent is correct). So Rhaenrya knows from the start that Alicent will view this proposal as trying to make her wed her daughter to a bastard - which is not just undesirable but insulting. Accepting the marriage offer would also force Alicent to publicly accept the story that Jace (and by extension Luke) is actually Laenor's son, the very story that has her so frustrated. Likewise, the offer of dragon eggs for Aemond could also be seen as rubbing salt in the wound of Aemond not yet having a dragon while all of Rhaenrya's non-newborn sons do (a big deal considering the symbolism of dragons as a mark of Targaryen legitimacy). To me, this whole thing feels like a child trying to act nice to their sibling or classmate when the parent or teacher is around, while really not meaning any of it, and weaving veiled insults under the surface of the apparent apology or peacemaking.
    Related to this, Rhaenrya may also be hoping that Viserys will like the idea so much that he will adopt it even over Alicent's objections. That would be an elegant way to muzzle Alicent's allegations about her and Harwin - then Alicent couldn't keep calling Rhaenrya's children bastards without also tainting her own daughter and future grandchildren.

  • Xanedan
    Xanedan Před 11 měsíci +6

    Timeline wise, isn't there at least a pretty reasonable possibility that Jace is actually Criston Cole's child? Dark hair is still consistent. Not sure it matters much, but it adds extra weight to Jace asking if Harwin was his father, and may lead to some drama in the future.

  • aknaib
    aknaib Před 11 měsíci +17

    I always thought Jacaerys and Lucerys were pronunced as Jackeris and Lukeris 😭

  • William Doyle
    William Doyle Před 11 měsíci +16

    Highlight of my week these videos, so well explained and also teaches me things about the history and lore of the world. Great job

  • The Lewinator
    The Lewinator Před 11 měsíci +273

    Ngl, I bursted out laughing when they showed Rhaenyra’s kids and how they were acting like they were actually Laenor’s kids.

    • qwe asd
      qwe asd Před 11 měsíci +31

      What do you mean by acting like they were actually Laenor’s kids? I don't think they were partying and engaging in buggery.

    • Zone Read
      Zone Read Před 11 měsíci +19

      Same could be said for Daemon and Leanas kids.
      They’re darker than she is 🤔
      Except these are actually supposed to actually be his kids 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • Lord Semen
      Lord Semen Před 11 měsíci +48

      Ikr 😂
      At least in the books you could say "oh maybe they got that black hair from their grandma"
      But here... Everyone is legally blind I guess

    • Daemon I Blackfyre
      Daemon I Blackfyre Před 11 měsíci +19

      @Lord Semen Yeah and even Viserys is like "Muh White Horse had brown babies so this is also chill". That being said though I think Viserys knows its not really Laenor's kids but his love for his late wife is whats causing this willful blindness towards his daughter and everyone else is too scared to say something out loud for fear of losing their tongues.

  • capt_hapa
    capt_hapa Před 11 měsíci +2

    my favorite part about the yard is it's clear at how well Harwin knows the boys. he delivers pinpoint corrections/coaching to the boys that shows that he knows not only their fighting style but also their strengths weakness on a super intimate level.

  • Pewling
    Pewling Před 11 měsíci +10

    The time gap killed it for me.. Loved the original actors. I am sure the new ones are fine as well, but I was just starting to connect to the old ones :(

    • Ra Hul
      Ra Hul Před 11 měsíci

      same here

  • migmikko
    migmikko Před 11 měsíci +4

    You’re the best at explaining and giving us background on each character . Thank you 😊

  • Synura
    Synura Před 11 měsíci +7

    BTW, mixing blood into the mortar is not as outlandish as it sounds. In the middle ages, mortar was mixed with protein binders. Oxblood was such an additive, that was supposed to improve workability and was widely used. 22:49

  • TheBNCyo
    TheBNCyo Před 11 měsíci +97

    I remember people saying Corlys casting would be a problem because of Rhaenyra's children, now I see why

    • Death Korps Officer
      Death Korps Officer Před 11 měsíci +12

      yeah, you can't hide that NTR tag on them because how different they look.

    • Hisame Artwork
      Hisame Artwork Před 11 měsíci +57

      also Rheinys' hair should have been dark brown...this way they could justify the hair.
      but i guess this makes it more obvious to normies so it's fine imo.
      I've watched with normies and they though all 3 kids were cole's and they didn't realize Harwin and Cole were different ppl until the courtyard fight. normies gonna norm.

    • krokodil
      krokodil Před 11 měsíci +5

      @Hisame Artwork 🤓

    • TSEliot
      TSEliot Před 11 měsíci +6

      Yeah that's why I didn't like the casting allthough the actor is great. In the books it's just a rumor since Rhaenys is dark haired also so there's a chance the children aren't bastards.

  • Pablo Arias
    Pablo Arias Před 11 měsíci +3

    One detail that I think is really important is the way Rhaenyra told Jacaerys about his parentage. She told him "You're a Targaryen, that's all that matters". That is very similar to how Ned Stark eludes revealing Jon Snow true parentage and just answers "You have my blood" the last time they say each other.

  • anna george
    anna george Před 11 měsíci +2

    The contrast between Alicent and Rhaneyra is that one doesn't know what she wants and the other one does. Alicent gets closer to Viserys as per her father's instructions. The royal court certainly makes her nervous even in the initial episodes. She feels helpless and refuses to choose her battles. She is not sure whom to trust and becomes a silent witness to Laenors crime of burning his own family. She is frantic about her children too and her worry made her go against the solution of marrying her daughter to Rhaneryras son. Now that's Rhaeneyra. She chooses to be with Valeryons, she chooses whose children she wants, whom to marry and makes political compromises. How she went to Dragonstone to stop Daemon was actually spectacular and I can't see Alicent making such decisions.

  • Kismet
    Kismet Před 11 měsíci +4

    These are always so fantastic. I look forward to them every episode. Thanks for all your hard work on these.

  • Merritt Animation
    Merritt Animation Před 11 měsíci +13

    The fact the Tullys here are named after Muppets makes me imagine an alternate version of Game of Thrones where all the Tullys and Stark Children are played by muppets and no one bats an eye.

  • Andrew Gerald Nation
    Andrew Gerald Nation Před 11 měsíci +1

    The show is worth doing some research on, Thank-you so much for breaking the time-line down and exploring the story and following bloodline associations, thanks 😊

  • OozyMonster
    OozyMonster Před 11 měsíci +8

    Interesting fact: Talya (Alicent's maid) is played by Alexis Raben, who also happens to be Miguel Sapochnik's wife :)

  • Aegon Breakspear
    Aegon Breakspear Před 11 měsíci +27

    Vhagars hesitancy brought tears to my eyes.

  • Taylor Reynolds
    Taylor Reynolds Před 10 měsíci

    I really would’ve loved to see how the relationship between rhaenerya and harwin developed they seemed like they really loved each other 😢

  • jmchez
    jmchez Před 11 měsíci +15

    By now, the shock would be if Larys gets his information from humans and is not a greenseer or able to worg. Joe Magician is very convincing in explaining that. All those discussions that Alicent and Rhaenyra had in front of the tree and everything that rat saw came back to Larys.
    In my head I imagine a fanfic that has Vesarys set up a bucket with a ramp that, instead of cheese, has an important letter at the end. The rat goes for the letter and falls into the bucket full of water. Then we see Larys in bed clawing at the air above him as he gasps for breath and dies. That would be a fitting end for an evil SOB.

  • No Thanks
    No Thanks Před 11 měsíci +7

    I like how everyone is serious and scheming but Viserys just wants his family to get together and watch a game of football

  • magister343
    magister343 Před 11 měsíci +12

    Lyonel's death should not automatically mean that Otto would come back. Viserys could and should have chosen a different replacement. There is already a precedent (which will continue later) of older kings naming their Heirs to be the new Hand, to create a continuity in government and give the next ruler on the job experience. If Viserys really wanted Rhaenyra to rule after him he should have made her the new Hand, and if Alicent complained sent her back to Old Town with her father and gone ahead with the Helaena-Jaecerys betrothal or even marriage in her absense.

  • Kerem Küçükkadı
    Kerem Küçükkadı Před 11 měsíci +2

    Your videos are making series even better! Thank you and please keep up the good work :)

  • Mobile Oppression Palace
    Mobile Oppression Palace Před 11 měsíci +6

    You tell the story better than the show does.

  • Insertnamesz
    Insertnamesz Před 11 měsíci +5

    Vhagar was super cool. Loved her design. She truly looked ancient and gargantuan. Really epic.

  • Wild Horizon
    Wild Horizon Před 6 měsíci +1

    5:44 something I keep wondering about Baelor- if he had a dragon.. what happened to it when he faked his death? Should the dragon know because they can feel each other’s pain? Does Seasmoke follow him or just figure Baelor abandoned them? I’ve been kinda confused about that. Shouldn’t his parents know he’s not dead if Seasmoke isn’t showing signs of grief like Vhagar? Although maybe that was because Vhagar had to actually kill his own rider.

  • Alex Coffey
    Alex Coffey Před 11 měsíci +8

    Imagine if in the next episode they bring in Lord Tully and his sons and they're all played by muppets and all of the characters act like it's normal.

  • Spoons
    Spoons Před 11 měsíci +1

    I think Vhagar for sure realizes laena was dying and the whole scene was a shock. They made it clear Caraxes felt Daemons pains. Her refusal was part of her taking in it all. The first dragon in the series or gots that genuinely frightening to look at.