The storm has lastly damaged, and it’s time for the dragons to bop. Season one among Home of the Dragon, the most effective reveals presently streaming on HBO Max, reached its extremely anticipated conclusion with an episode that delivered all of the thrills followers anticipated. The season laid the groundwork for the Dance of the Dragons, the civil conflict of succession that divided the Targaryens and finally resulted in distress for everybody concerned, to not point out the extinction of all dragons for the following two centuries. And after 9 episodes of political intrigue, drama, scheming, and dragons, the items are in place, and the dance can formally start.
The episode, titled “The Black Queen,” centered solely on the blacks; the earlier episode, “The Inexperienced Council,” revolved across the greens and their profitable efforts to crown Aegon II as king of the Seven Kingdoms. Episode 10 begins with Rhaenyra receiving the information of her father’s loss of life from Rhaenys, who escaped King’s Touchdown on the finish of episode 9 and flew straight to Dragonstone to warn her niece concerning the greens’ plot. Rhaenyra goes into early labor, leaving Daemon to plan their subsequent strikes. The Rogue Prince rapidly strikes, regardless of Rhaenyra’s orders that no choice ought to be made with out her approval.
Sadly, Rhaenyra loses her child, including an additional layer of tragedy to the state of affairs. In the course of the babe’s funeral, Ser Erryk Cargyll, who helped Rhaenys escape King’s Touchdown in “The Inexperienced Council,” arrives at Dragonstone with King Viserys’ crown; Daemon locations it on Rhaenyra’s head and declares her Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. The blacks then obtain a go to from Otto Hightower, who carries phrases from Alicent to resolve the battle peacefully. The now Dowager Queen affords to bestow Dragonstone onto Rhaenyra and for the lands to go to Jacaerys (Jace for brief) after her loss of life, to declare Lucerys (Luke) inheritor to Driftmark and Lord of the Tides, and to call her sons with Daemon — Aemon the Youthful and Viserys — as Aegon II’s squire and cupbearer, respectively. Daemon instantly shuts the proposal down, however Rhaenyra claims she is going to contemplate it.
Daemon and Rhaenyra then have a tense confrontation wherein he bodily assaults her after she states her need to keep away from conflict and honor her father’s needs relating to the Tune of Ice and Fireplace prophecy. An enraged Daemon claims Viserys’ fantasies are of no consequence, main Rhaenyra to grasp her late father by no means instructed Daemon about Aegon the Conqueror’s dream and the risk from the North.
Corlys Velaryon recovers from his accidents and, after a one-to-one with Rhaenys, reaffirms his assist for Rhaenyra and pledges the Velaryon fleet to her trigger. Rhaenyra decides she should ship envoys to 3 main homes — Arryn, Stark, and Baratheon — and Jacaerys volunteers himself and Lucerys for the duty. Rhaenyra tells her youngsters they need to keep away from combating as they’re messengers solely and sends them on their means.
Luke arrives at Storm’s Finish atop his dragon, Arrax, to ship his mom’s message to Lord Borros Baratheon. Nevertheless, he discovers Aemond is already there and providing his hand in marriage to one among Borros’ daughters ought to the Stormlord again Aegon II’s declare. Lord Borros shuts Luke down due to his lack of affords and sends him again to Rhaenyra.
Nevertheless, Aemond confronts Luke and calls for he takes his personal eye out as cost for Aemond’s earlier loss, recalling the confrontation between Alicent and Rhaenyra in episode seven, “Driftmark.” Luke logically says no, however earlier than Aemond can assault, Lord Borros stops them and orders his males to escort Luke again to his dragon.
A nervous Luke jumps on the unsettled Arrax and into the storm, solely to find the vengeful Aemond is chasing him atop Vhagar. Aemond teases Luke, however the younger Velaryon prince evades his uncle, not earlier than his nonetheless inexperienced dragon shoots Dragonfire on the more and more offended Vhagar. In a significant departure from Fireplace & Blood, Vhagar acts on her personal accord and kills Arrax and Luke, leaving Aemond visibly shocked. The episode ends with Rhaenyra receiving the information of her son’s loss of life and staring into the digital camera with a storm of feelings raging throughout her face.
Followers must wait roughly two years earlier than season two of Home of the Dragon, since manufacturing will seemingly start in April or Might 2023. The 2-year anticipate the following chapter on this thrilling and larger-than-life saga would possibly appear to be torture, however that’s the panorama we’re presently residing in, with reveals taking their candy time between seasons. Based mostly on Home of the Dragon‘s wild success, although, HBO won’t need to let an excessive amount of time go between seasons. For now, followers must take consolation within the unimaginable first season they only skilled and stay up for a promising and fiery future. The Dance of the Dragons is lastly afoot.