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    All The Interesting Details In "House Of The Dragon" Episode 2

    Including some important links to our girl Daenerys.

    🚨 WARNING: This post contains spoilers for House of the Dragon Season 1, Episode 2.

    "The Rogue Prince," the second episode in HBO's Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, was mostly full of setup for the action to come.

    Viserys sits opposite Rhaenyra in front of his model of Old Valyria

    1. First of all, perhaps the most exciting detail: We got opening credits! They use the classic Game of Thrones theme song and a similar visual style, but instead of a map of Westeros, it's a version of Viserys's model of Old Valyria.

    Aerial view of the Old Valyria model from the opening credits with blood dripping through it

    Running through the model is blood, which traces the Targaryen family tree and line of succession — the symbols you can see throughout are the various crowns/symbols of different Targaryens.

    Aerial view of the Old Valyria model from the opening credits with blood dripping through it

    2. Then there was a fair bit of exposition in the opening scenes of the episode, so in case you didn't quite catch it all: We skipped six months ahead from Aemma's death in Episode 1, and Ser Ryam Redwyne, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard — whom we saw in a few scenes in the first episode — has died in the meantime.

    Close-up of Ryam Redwyne

    His death has left an opening on the Kingsguard, which Rhaenyra fills with Ser Criston Cole. As director of the episode, Greg Yaitanes notes in the "Inside the Episode" special, "It’s something that’s done offhand that does influence the course of a lot of events.” So jot that down!

    Criston Cole looks up while wearing armor

    3. Another small but significant moment you probably caught in these opening scenes: Rhaenyra is still her father's cupbearer, despite being made heir.

    Rhaenyra stands besides a table posed to pour a drink into a cup

    4. In the same scene, Rhaenyra is still wearing the necklace Daemon gave her in Episode 1, which feels significant considering that he's spent six months claiming her position as heir is invalid, basically setting him up as her enemy.

    Rhaenyra looks down, and you can see a necklace sitting around her neck

    5. Viserys breaking the stone dragon is pretty clear symbolism for how he's going to inadvertently cause the downfall of his house.

    Viserys holds Alicent's hands while standing next to his Old Valyria model

    6. Viserys's finger that is rotting is the one he cut on the Iron Throne after sending Daemon away in Episode 1.

    An image of Viserys's finger bleeding on the throne, above an image of him sticking his hand with rotten finger into a bowl of maggots

    7. This next point is a minor book spoiler, so skip over it if you want to avoid those!

    Laena looks up at Viserys while walking through the gardens

    8. Back to Rhaenyra: Her "When I am queen, I will create a new order" has big Daenerys "break the wheel" energy.

    Stacked images of Rhaenyra and Daenerys

    9. Otto's arrival at Dragonstone echoed Jon Snow's, with both of them being intimidated by dragons — seems like it's an eternal Targaryen power move.

    Images of Otto and Jon arriving at Dragonstone and looking up to the sky

    10. We find out that the egg Daemon stole is the same one Rhaenyra gave to her baby brother Baelon — which was one of the dragon Dreamfyre's eggs. Interestingly, there's a fan theory that Daenerys's three dragon eggs were actually three from Dreamfyre that a noblewoman named Elissa Farman stole and sold to the Sealord of Braavos.

    Daemon stands on the bridge at Dragonstone holding a dragon egg

    11. Meanwhile, the room we see Daemon in at Dragonstone might look familiar — it's the room Stannis and later Daenerys use for their war room, with the big map-of-Westeros table (which is not yet in the room).

    Daemon sits at a small table in a room in front of big windows above an image of Daenerys with her council around a large table shaped like a map situated in the same room

    12. Finally, we got a glimpse of Craghas Drahar, aka the Crabfeeder, at the end of the episode. He's the guy Corlys mentioned in the opening scenes of Episode 1, and his look screams "villain."

    Man with a mask on

    What was your fave moment in Episode 2 of House of the Dragon?