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    "House Of The Dragon" Episode 8 Will Feature A Time Jump And More New Actors

    "The threat of war looms."

    There are only three episodes left in Season 1 of House of the Dragon β€” let's take a dive into the Episode 8 trailer!

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    It opens with a ship arriving in King's Landing.

    A ship sails toward the Red Keep

    Then we see Otto standing in front of the Iron Throne saying, "As hand, I speak with the king's voice on this and all other matters."

    Otto stands in front of the Iron Throne

    A stone-faced Rhaenyra stands in the Throne Room with what looks like an older Jacaerys and one of Daemon's twins behind her.

    Rhaenyra looks serious in a crowd

    We get another shot of Otto in his element.

    Otto in front of the Iron Throne

    Then we hear Rhaenys say, "Tomorrow, the Hightowers land their first blow," over this shot of Rhaenyra looking quite concerned.

    Rhaenyra near the Iron Throne

    And then we get this shot of the Hightowers themselves β€” aka Team Green β€” gathered together.

    Alicent stands with her children and father

    We get a smirk from an older Aegon as an older Aemond stands behind him.

    Aegon smiles with Aemond standing behind him

    There's a shot of the seven-pointed star, which has apparently been installed in the small council chamber.

    The seven-pointed star symbol of the Faith of the Seven

    We then pan down to where Alicent sits at the head of the small council table β€” once again, her faith is emphasized, and notably, she's sitting in the king's place here.

    Alicent sits at the small council table

    We then see Rhaenyra telling Daemon, "Those vipers rule in my father's name."

    Rhaenyra talks to Daemon

    Cut to one of those "vipers," Otto, looking very pleased with himself.

    Otto stands in front of the Iron Throne

    And then Daemon responds to Rhaenyra: "To King's Landing, then."

    Daemon smiles at Rhaenyra

    There's this really dark shot that seems to be Viserys's bedchamber, with a sick (or dead?) Viserys in bed and someone who appears to be Rhaenyra walking toward him.

    Someone lies in bed with another person standing nearby

    A hand grabs a medical instrument.

    A hand grabs a surgical tool

    Then we hear someone say, "The Sea Snake has taken a grave wound in battle in the Stepstones," accompanied by this shot of Rhaenys.

    Rhaenys stands in front of candles

    Interestingly, Corlys doesn't appear in this trailer, but his brother Vaemond pops up, looking very smirky.

    Vaemond smirks

    We get a shot of Criston sparring with Aemond in the training yard.

    Criston fights with Aemond in training

    He is not holding back.

    Criston's weapon hits Aemond's shield

    Then we see Rhaenys sitting on the Driftwood Throne at High Tide β€” suggesting that Corlys is absent or dead.

    Rhaenys sits on the Driftwood throne

    He's possibly still in the Stepstones, but we then get Vaemond saying to Rhaenys, "Who will take the Driftwood Throne?"

    Vaemond frowns while talking

    We hear Viserys say, "The crown cannot stand strong if the House of the Dragon remains divided." So he's not dead! At least not yet.

    The Red Keep

    There's a shot of what seems to be the gates to the Red Keep opening, with Vaemond on the other side.

    The gates to the Red Keep open

    Someone who looks like an older Lucerys, with Jace behind him, looks at something or someone with concern. We hear someone β€” perhaps Vaemond β€” say, "This is a matter of blood, not ambition," which reinforces the idea that he's gunning for the Driftwood Throne himself over Rhaenyra's children.

    Lucerys looks concerned

    There's a shot of Daemon looking at a dragon egg.

    Daemon looks at a dragon egg

    Another one of Otto with the Iron Throne.

    Otto stands near the Iron Throne

    Jace slams his hands against a table while Aegon lurks nearby.

    Jace stands up while Aegon stands beside him holding a cup

    A hooded figure approaches someone who might be Mysaria.

    A hooded figure approaches a woman standing on stairs

    Rhaenyra tells someone, "This is a trap."

    Rhaenyra wears a cloak and talks

    We get another shot of poor Luke looking concerned again.

    Luke looks concerned

    While an intense Aemond says, "Nephews," and it sounds like a challenge to Jace and Luke.

    Aemond wears an eye patch and looks serious

    We then see one of Rhaenyra's boys β€” likely Jace β€” hitting Aemond.

    Jace hits Aemond

    Then we see Aegon slamming someone who looks like Luke into a table while a horrified Velaryon twin looks on.

    Aegon pushes Luke into a table

    We then get Otto saying, "The threat of war looms."

    Otto sits in the small council chamber

    And then the trailer closes with Vaemond entering the Red Keep.

    Vaemond enters the Red Keep

    What are you looking forward to next week?

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