HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Episode 5 Teaser May Confirm The Fate Of [SPOILER]

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Episode 5 Teaser May Confirm The Fate Of [SPOILER]

HBO has released a teaser for this Sunday's new episode of House of the Dragon, and it may confirm the fate of a certain character. Spoilers ahead...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 09, 2024 03:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Game of Thrones
Source: Via SFF Gazette

Sunday's fourth episode of House of the Dragon concluded with an intense "Dance of the Dragons" involving three of Westeros's fire-breathing beasts and their riders, and by the time the smoke had cleared, the devastating Battle of Rook's Rest had claimed the life of one major character and severely injured (at the very least) another.

Riding Vhagar, the oldest and largest dragon alive, Aemond Targaryen managed to take out Rhaenys Targaryen's dragon Meleys, sending beast and rider plummeting to a fiery death.

King Aegon and Sunfye were engaged in battle with Rhaenys and Meleys when Vhagar attacked, and Aemond's first blast took down his own brother. Collateral damage, or was Aemond seizing an opportunity to gain revenge on his older sibling for consistently taunting and making fun of him as a child?

During an interview with Total Film, Aemond actor Ewan Mitchell indicated that his character knew exactly what he was doing, but his motives may not be as clear as you might think.

"That's what's so compelling about the character, you don't know what is going through his head," Mitchell says. "He could be looking at someone thinking about how he wants to cook them a nice meal and take them on a date, or he could be looking at someone thinking about how he wants to make them into a meal and take Vhagar on a date. You don't know what he is thinking, but you do know that he is thinking. He's not just that one dimensional, black hat character. He's not a mindless sociopath. There are cogs turning behind his eye."

HBO has released a teaser for this week's fifth episode, and it gives us some idea of what to expect from the aftermath of Rook's Rest, as poor Meleys' head is paraded through the streets of King's Landing. We also see Rhaenyra and her forces consider their options, and it sounds like the Black Queen may be about to take some drastic action in retaliation.

As for Aegon, we see his mother Alicent ask if he's alive, and the fact that he is being carried in some kind of litter as opposed to a casket may provide our answer.

Check out the promo below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

"The prequel series finds the Targaryen dynasty at the absolute apex of its power, with more than 15 dragons under their yoke. Most empires—real and imagined—crumble from such heights. In the case of the Targaryens, their slow fall begins almost 193 years before the events of Game of Thrones, when King Viserys Targaryen breaks with a century of tradition by naming his daughter Rhaenyra heir to the Iron Throne. But when Viserys later fathers a son, the court is shocked when Rhaenyra retains her status as his heir, and seeds of division sow friction across the realm."

House of the Dragon season 2 sees Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans reprise their respective roles. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.

The directors for the new season are Alan Taylor (Episodes 1 & 4), Clare Kilner (Episodes 2 & 5), Geeta Patel (Episodes 3 & 8), Andrij Parekh (Episode 6), and Loni Peristere (Episode 7).

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MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 7/9/2024, 3:45 PM
@FireandBlood - I'm still angry at the showrunners for making me see him naked.
Vigor
Vigor - 7/9/2024, 3:46 PM
@MarkCassidy - skeletor... wasn't much to look at
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 7/9/2024, 3:48 PM
@MarkCassidy -

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zeon00
zeon00 - 7/9/2024, 10:03 PM
@MarkCassidy - it's for the lady
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 7/9/2024, 3:44 PM
Aemond’s a [foo foo], but he’s one likeable [foo foo], that’s for sure.
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 7/9/2024, 8:19 PM
@FireandBlood - Kinda. He's not like Cersei where I loved to hate her and wondered how she'd get out of whatever situation she was stuck in. Aemond is just very hate-able lol. I'm gonna dance when he finally gets his.
TheLight
TheLight - 7/9/2024, 10:33 PM
@RitoRevolto - Then prepare to dance for TWO.
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 7/9/2024, 11:47 PM
@TheLight - I was already aware of HOW he dies way before the show was announced, and honestly, good riddance to them both lol. My top favorite just perished so it's whatever at this point.
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 7/9/2024, 3:45 PM
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Typhoon20
Typhoon20 - 7/9/2024, 4:56 PM
@Doomsday8888 - The showrunners are so out of touch thinking mentioning ASOIF would be cool when viewers just cringe at those moments.
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 7/9/2024, 5:23 PM
@Typhoon20 - Well it actually happened.
TheLight
TheLight - 7/9/2024, 9:20 PM
@Doomsday8888 - Literally ME every time they bring it back up. It never gives any weight to it knowing nothing comes of it in the end.
TheLight
TheLight - 7/9/2024, 9:21 PM
@RegularPoochie - Of sorts.
Vigor
Vigor - 7/9/2024, 3:46 PM
Didn't read the book. But I sense he's not dead. He just has every bone broken in his body and 95 percent of his body is burned

He's essentially off the chess board
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 7/9/2024, 3:49 PM
@Vigor - This is Aemond and Daemon’s war. Always has been.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 7/9/2024, 4:09 PM
@FireandBlood - I feel like it's Otto and Daemon's war.
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 7/9/2024, 4:10 PM
@SonOfAGif - Otto said [frick] this shit and went home. He ain’t got the minerals for this.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 7/9/2024, 5:01 PM
@FireandBlood - But he planted the seeds to an invasive species.
SuperCat
SuperCat - 7/9/2024, 4:06 PM
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Nomis929
Nomis929 - 7/9/2024, 4:09 PM
Prince Aemond Targaryen (aka the kinslayer) is slowly becoming my favorite character on the show.

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Typhoon20
Typhoon20 - 7/9/2024, 4:57 PM
@Nomis929 - He's the Wish version of Daemon.
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 7/9/2024, 4:52 PM
It's gonna be one hell of an act to follow up, last week's episode was probably the best yet.
Typhoon20
Typhoon20 - 7/9/2024, 4:58 PM
Everyone's at war and shit meanwhile Daemon is just chillin and shit in a haunted house lmao.
Vigor
Vigor - 7/9/2024, 7:04 PM
@Typhoon20 - lol i know right
AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 7/9/2024, 5:30 PM
Now that was a fun dragon fight. Can’t wait till next week
IronMan616
IronMan616 - 7/9/2024, 6:37 PM
Joffrey already spoiled whether he’s alive or dead to Margarey GOT, the dragon too. No way would they change such huge plot point.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 7/9/2024, 9:07 PM
@IronMan616 - He spoiled that her brother's dragon burned and ate her while her brother watched. Aemond is also her brother. So it isn't a stretch if they change the source material to continue to make Aemond to be the worst Targaryen of all time.
IronMan616
IronMan616 - 7/9/2024, 10:26 PM
@SonOfAGif - well Joffrey didn’t name him, but still, the books did and no way would they change that huge plot point. Even Shireen said this:

, “It’s the story of the fight between Rhaenyra Targaryen and her half-brother Aegon for control of the Seven Kingdoms.“

If Aegon had died this early on and the bulk of the war was with Aemon, then the book that Shireen was reading would’ve said so, but no the book clearly is about Aegon/Rhaenyra.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 7/9/2024, 7:09 PM
Yep we all saw this promo when it released directly following the end of last week's episode.
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 7/9/2024, 8:17 PM
Tf? How is he not dead?
BestAtWhatIDo
BestAtWhatIDo - 7/10/2024, 6:42 AM
It’s pretty funny that this saga has the same ending as GOT, which everyone hated.

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