HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Season 2 Premiere Title May Hint At The Death Of [SPOILER]

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Season 2 Premiere Title May Hint At The Death Of [SPOILER] HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Season 2 Premiere Title May Hint At The Death Of [SPOILER]

The title of the season 2 premiere of HBO's House of the Dragon has been revealed, and it may indicate that the Game of Thrones prequel series will waste little time in returning to the bloodshed...

By MarkCassidy - Sep 16, 2023 11:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Game of Thrones
Source: Via SFF Gazette

“An eye for an eye, a son for a son. Lucerys will be avenged.”

Season 1 of HBO's Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, concluded with the death of Queen (yeah, come at me Greens!) Rhaenyra's beloved son Lucerys Velaryon at the hands (well, jaws) of Prince Aemond and his dragon Vhagar, and it sounds like the distraught Rhaenyra is going to waste little time in seeking vengeance when season 2 gets underway.

According to, the title for House of the Dragon‘s opening season 2 episode is “A Son for a Son."

The title comes from Daemon Targaryen’s letter (though he'll no doubt say the words in person in the episode) to Rhaenyra in response to Lucerys' murder, and indicates that we will see Daemon hire the infamous duo known as Blood and Cheese to sneak into the Red Keep and carry out an assassination of one of Aegon's sons. 

We already know that Sam C. Wilson and Mark Stobbart have been cast as Blood and Cheese, respectively, but we don't know if things will play out in the show exactly as they do in George R.R. Martin's Fire and Blood. The series has taken only minor liberties so far, though, so we can't imagine HBO deciding to make a major change here.

If they do stick to the book, Blood and Cheese will be successful in their mission... but the death in question is unlikely to bring Rhaenyra much in the way of satisfaction, as it's the six-year-old (though he's depicted as being older in the show) Prince Jaehaerys who suffers for his one-eyed brother's crime.

"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 stars Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders) as King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy (Wanderlust) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Daemon Targaryen.

An exact season 2 premiere date has yet to be announced.

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bobevanz - 9/16/2023, 11:07 AM
Batman day article wen
bobevanz - 9/16/2023, 11:08 AM
Your local theater is showing most of the classics! I saw Dark Knight last night, forgot how great it is in a theater
FireandBlood - 9/16/2023, 12:22 PM
@bobevanz - Greatest of all-time. Saw it 3x in ‘08. First time is still the best experience I’ve had at the theatre bar none
bobevanz - 9/16/2023, 12:37 PM
@PlusUltra - everyone hypes over Heath Ledger, but Aaron Eckhart is my favorite in that movie. Absolutely perfect character development, and a top notch script all around. Everyone forgets the cgi helicopter and how batman saves Rachel from falling off a penthouse that's like 20 stories, but the damn movie is perfect lol
McMurdo - 9/16/2023, 3:49 PM
@bobevanz - ya watching that film makes you feel astonished he doesn't get good work today. He was incredible as Dent.
ObserverIO - 9/16/2023, 7:58 PM
@bobevanz - Saw Batman '89 as part of Batman Day at the theater. It was a packed house (the complete opposite of seeing The Flash in the theater, where it was all but empty).

Followed it up with Batman Returns at home. Should I finish it off with The Flash? Do you dare me? [frick] it, I'm gonna, lol.
WhatIfRickJames - 9/16/2023, 11:18 AM
Those two families are going to kill the [frick] out of each other
Vigor - 9/16/2023, 12:01 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - yeah and I can't wait
Shivermetimbers - 9/16/2023, 1:11 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - God I cant wait to wait it. Will definitely need to rewatch the first season before this one is released though.
mountainman - 9/16/2023, 11:21 AM
The book was a slog to get through, since it’s told like a history book rather than fantasy fiction with a central narrative.

That being said, the remainder of the Dance of Dragons is wild. The first season was just setting up the pieces. Now the dance really gets fun.
bkmeijer1 - 9/16/2023, 11:36 AM
@mountainman - explains why the show at times also felt like a history lesson. Especially because of the time jumps. I get they had to age the children up, but I feel there were just a few time jumps too many
mountainman - 9/16/2023, 11:43 AM
@bkmeijer1 - That should slow down now. It jumps like that in the book too. But once the dance starts, the whole thing takes place over a year or two, so the remainder of the show should avoid time jumps.

Game of Thrones history is interesting, it just needs to be told using good narrative and storytelling rather than like a documentary.

But there are lots of dragons, battles, and typical Westeros politics to come!
McMurdo - 9/16/2023, 12:35 PM
@mountainman - the Silmarillion of A Song of Ice and Fire
mountainman - 9/16/2023, 12:49 PM
@McMurdo - It’s a bit easier of a read than the Simarillion but yeah same concept!
bkmeijer1 - 9/16/2023, 2:34 PM
@mountainman - I'm not familiar with the whole Dance of Dragons story, but if it goes like you say it goes, I'll be satisfied. I'm down for some Westerosi politics
Rosraf - 9/16/2023, 4:17 PM
@bkmeijer1 - This Show would have really benefited from a simple subtitle that said "____ years later."

......And not talking too long between seasons.
bkmeijer1 - 9/16/2023, 5:03 PM
@Rosraf - I kinda agree. They snuck it into dialogue how long ago a past event (and thus episode) was, but I was really trying to figure out when was when. Especially with all the different characters not changing characters at the same time
McMurdo - 9/16/2023, 12:36 PM
I cannot wait season 1 was incredible.
ModHaterSLADE - 9/16/2023, 12:37 PM
Can't wait to see the inevitable shit storm when the carnage starts. S1 was great.
Satish - 9/17/2023, 5:39 AM
Something is seriously wrong with daemon

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