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    All The Interesting Details And Moments From "House Of The Dragon" Episode 6

    It's a whole new era.

    Warning: This post contains spoilers for House of the Dragon Episode 6.

    1. First of all, it's been about 10 years since the end of the last episode.

    Alicent rests a hand on Helaena's shoulder as she sits next to her

    2. The opening credits have been updated! We see Daemon's symbol (his helmet), with his bloodline splitting off into two different directions.

    Daemon's symbol in the opening credits

    We follow one to where it joins with Laena's cog, then splits off again to lead us to the dragon-egg symbols for Daemon and Laena's twins, Baela and Rhaena.

    Laena, Baela, and Rhaena's symbols in the opening credits

    Back to Rhaenyra's symbol, and we follow her bloodline into a different direction toward three new cogs β€” her sons: Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffrey.

    Jace, Luke, and Joffrey's symbols in the opening credits

    3. Speaking of which, it feels significant to open the episode with a close focus on Rhaenyra in childbirth β€” her battlefield, as her mother called it, and the one that, considering her mother's death, she was particularly afraid of.

    Rhaenyra grimaces in pain during childbirth

    4. The battle isn't over for Rhaenyra with the birth β€” she then has the psychological battle with Alicent, which she fights in a very physical way by taking Joffrey to the queen herself, leaving a trail of blood behind her as she walks.

    Laenor holds Rhaenyra's arm as she holds her baby

    5. When Lord Caswell greets Rhaenyra, Laenor, and the baby on the stairs and offers them "any service," Rhaenyra says, "The day may come yet, my lord," hinting at the alliances Rhaenyra needs in the brewing conflict.

    Caswell: If I may be of any service? πŸ₯΄ Nyra: That day may yet come, my lord. 😏 #HouseOfTheDragon

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    6. Many things have changed over the 10 years β€” including the decor in Alicent's chamber.

    Young Alicent in the old version of her bedchamber above an image of Rhaenyra, Laenor, and a baby in Alicent's newly decorated bedchamber

    7. Joffrey is, of course, named after Laenor's lover who was murdered the day of his wedding to Rhaenyra β€” by Criston Cole, the very man who is watching as Rhaenyra and Laenor discuss the name.

    Rhaenyra, Laenor, and the baby walk away from Criston Cole in the background

    8. In case you didn't quite catch the dragon situation, Viserys and Alicent's eldest, Aegon, is fully bonded to a dragon called Sunfyre, while Rhaenyra's oldest son, Jacaerys, is working on his bond with his dragon, Vermax.

    Vermax breathes fire

    As we see in the episode, Aemond doesn't have a dragon β€” the "Pink Dread" prank the other boys pull on him is a play on Balerion the Black Dread's nickname. Meanwhile, it's Dreamfyre who breathes fire at him in the Dragonpit.

    Dreamfyre breathes fire at Aemond

    We also see that Laena is now bonded with Vhagar β€” the dragon she was all excited about when she was a kid, back in Episode 2.

    Laena rides Vhagar

    9. When Alicent tells Aemond he'll have a dragon one day, Helaena says, "He'll have to lose an eye" for it, which is foreshadowing the eye patch we saw an adult Aemond wearing in the original show trailer.

    Helaena looks at a bug in her hands

    10. Not only is Alicent still wearing green after her dramatic costume change last episode, but her sons wear green, too β€” highlighting her influence over them and the allegiance she's bringing them up with.

    11. Rhaenyra's sons, meanwhile, wear the red and black of House Targaryen, reinforcing that, whoever their father is (*cough* Harwin *cough*), they are blood of the dragon.

    Jace and Luke wear black and red tunics under their armor

    12. Alicent's talk with Aegon echoes the one Otto had with her last week β€” it was a huuuuge turning point for her character, so it will be interesting to see if her conversation has a similar effect on her son.

    Alicent talks to Aegon angrily

    13. Laena says she wants to die a dragonrider's death, and she makes sure it happens β€” although she probably wasn't expecting it to be quite so soon.

    Laena grimaces in pain while clutching her belly

    14. Laenor mentions a giant Tyroshi general who dyes his beard purple and wears women's clothes, which is a reference to Racallio Ryndoon, who is now leading the Triarchy's army after the Crabfeeder's death.

    Rhaenyra and Laenor talk in their chambers

    15. The small council has seen some changes during the 10 years we've missed. Most notably, Alicent now has a seat at the table, and Grand Maester Mellos has been replaced by Grand Maester Orwyle.

    Alicent sits at the small council table

    16. The small council discusses a dispute between the Brackens and the Blackwoods β€” the same families whom we saw fight when Rhaenyra was searching for suitors earlier in the season.

    The Bracken and Blackwood boys from Episode 4

    17. When Larys says, "I took the liberty of beginning without you, your grace" about his dinner with Alicent, he foreshadows how he acts later in the episode, having his brother and father killed in response to the "wish" he projects onto the queen.

    Larys sits in Alicent's chamber leaning on his walking stick

    18. Finally, there's a brief shot of Viserys crying while kissing a ring β€” this is Aemma's, revealing that he still loves and mourns his first wife.

    Viserys cries while kissing a ring on his finger

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