We're officially at the halfway point for Season 1 of House of the Dragon — and things are getting heated. Here's the trailer for Episode 6:
The trailer opens with Daemon's dragon Caraxes flying toward an island — perhaps Dragonstone or Driftmark.
Then we see a shot of the Small Council and hear someone say, "We should address the latest developments in the Stepstones, my lords."
We see Hand of King Lyonel Strong looking older, but as concerned as ever.
While Viserys looks A LOT older and more done with everyone's shit than ever. We hear someone say, "Where, I wonder, is our Prince Daemon?"
Then we see an older Alicent — played by Olivia Cooke — who now has a seat at the Small Council table (!). She says, "It was a decade ago, and he has since left the region undefended."
Rhaenyra, who still has her Small Council spot and is now played by Emma D'Arcy, responds with, "WE have left it undefended, my queen."
Next we hear someone say, "What are children, but a weakness? Through them you imagine you persist forever. But for them, you surrender what you should not." This plays over several shots of a bunch of kids, indicating this will be a central theme of the episode (and perhaps rest of the series).
The kid seems to be rather frightened by a dragon.
Then we see a blonde teen wearing green (hello, Alicent's child) and a shorter boy wearing black (this is definitely one of Rhaenyra's) sparring, with the blonde attacking the smaller boy.
An older (and even hotter) Harwin Strong looks on.
And then he looks up at someone, seemingly concerned.
We see he's looking at his father, Lyonel, and Viserys, who are also watching the sparring.
Then we see Laena Velaryon, once again aged up and this time played by Nanna Blondell, who is pregnant and cradling a child to her. Clearly a lot has happened in 10 years.
We see a dragon egg being kept warm.
Then we hear Alicent say, "You will be our king," over this shot of what is clearly a teenage Aegon.
Next, what appears to be Laena's child is holding a dragon egg close to the fire.
Then we see Laena telling Daemon (!), "We are the blood of Old Valyria."
There's a shot of Daemon riding his dragon looking on at what appears to be Laena on the back of a dragon — this is likely Vhagar, the dragon she dreamed about and discussed with Viserys as a child.
From that huge dragon we see a teeny tine one — a toddler dragon!
Then we see Rhaenyra standing with a brown-haired boy while holding a baby.
A voiceover says, "A father compromised by the acts of a son," while we see shots of Lyonel looking at Harwin with concern.
(Moment of appreciation for Harwin's curls.)
What could Harwin be doing that would compromise his father? Perhaps beating up what appears to be Criston Cole (I mean he probably deserved it).
Harwin is torn away from Criston by two Kingsguard members.
There's a shot of the two brunette boys looking scared.
Then we see the (also dark-haired) baby Rhaenyra is holding.
Next we hear Alicent telling Viserys, "To have one child like that is a mistake; to have three is an insult."
She is clearly talking about Rhaenyra's children — who are not only brunette, but also appear to be white. Two things her husband, Laenor, is not.
"People have eyes," Lyonel says, appearing to back up Alicent's suggestion that Rhaenyra's three children are very obviously not Laenor's.
There's a shot of Rhaenyra with her baby.
And Alicent sipping wine.
We see Larys is still around, no doubt stirring shit up.
Then we get Viserys's response to Alicent's suggestion. He says, "The consequences of an allegation like the one you toy at would be dire."
There's this dark shot of someone...somewhere?
Someone pulls what looks like a torch from a fire.
Two soldiers carry a body between them.
And the closing shots of the trailer are of one of Rhaenyra's brown-haired boys saying "dracarys" with delight.
And then his dragon absolutely roasting the hell out of a goat.
And there we have it! So many kids, even more dragons, and a whole lot of tension. What are you looking forward to in Episode 6? Let us know in the comments!
(Book readers, keep it spoiler free please.)