After several weeks,House of the Dragon” (“The house of the dragon in Spanish”) reached the end of its first season. the series of hbo max it concluded with the loss of a beloved character and with others showing their true nature.
ATTENTION SPOILERS. This Sunday The last episode of season 1 of “House of the Dragon” premiered on October 23which is titled “The Black Queen” (“The black queen” in Spanish), which showed the strategy that takes the side of Rhaenyra Targaryen before the betrayal of the Greens.
After escape in meleysRhaenys arrives at Dragonstone to inform the princess of what had happened. In addition, Otto Hightower offers him a “generous settlement”, so Rhaenyra had to decide whether to acceptwhile taking stopgap measures like securing his allies.
The chapter is full of looks and conversations that give rise to some questions. If you have any questions about the outcome, here we give you the ending explained (ending explained) of “House of the Dragon”.
WHAT DOES THE END OF SEASON 1 OF “HOUSE OF THE DRAGON” MEAN?
1. Why does Rhaenyra lose her daughter?
When Rhaenys Targaryen informs Rhaenyra of the betrayal of the Hightowers and her half-siblings, the news affected her so much that she went into premature labor. As mentioned by Dragonstone’s servants, the baby-named Visenya – should not arrive for a few months.
Emma D’Arcy’s character gave birth painfully and the little girl was born dead. In “fire and blood”, the book on which “House of the Dragon” is based, also it has a dragon tail and scalesa deformation that sometimes appears in certain Targaryen babies.
2. Why does Daemon want to go to war and Rhaenyra doesn’t?
Throughout the episode entitled “The Black Queen”, it is shown a clear tension between Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen. As she considered the terms offered by Otto Hightower, her husband was ready to take the head from the Hand of the King and start the war.
On the one hand, Rhaenyra Targaryen did not want to rush into starting a civil war, since he wanted to keep the promise he made to his father, King Viserys Targaryen, about keeping the kingdom together. According to The Song of Ice and Fire prophecyWesteros must be united against the evil that would come north of the Wall. Rhaenyra knew that a war would leave them in pieces.
On the contrary, Daemon wanted to start the war confrontations, he was absent during Rhaenyra’s suffering and even attacked her when she tells him about Aegon the Conqueror’s dream. This could be because he has always craved the Iron Throne and marrying Rhaenyra was the sure way to get itbut now another obstacle arose with the usurpation of Aegon II Targaryens.
Although he is a character with a lot of grey, in his darkest tones, has committed ruthless acts to get what he wantssuch as killing his first wife, Rhea Royce, and trying to tarnish Rhaenyra’s honor by marrying her off to him.
3. Why does Rhaenys decide to support Rhaenyra?
Since previous episodes, it had been noticed the distance between Rhaenys and Rhaenyra Targaryendue to the suspicion that it had been the responsible for the Death of Laenor Velaryon. However, since they shared blood in common–Laena’s daughters–, “The queen that never was”, she decided not to support the Greens, although this did not mean that he would take sides in favor of the Negroes.
The one who used to side with Rhaenyra and Daemon wholeheartedly, was Corlys Velaryon, who recovered from his serious injuries. However, he proposed not to participate in the war and live quietly in Driftmark with his granddaughters.
To the surprise of many, and even her own husband, Rhaenys decided that they should support Rhaenyra Targaryen, due to the way she had seen her deal with the situation. ever since he learned of the Hightowers’ betrayal.
While Daemon and the rest of the Council goaded her into acting frontally, she wanted to prevent a massacre and the destruction of the kingdom. For Rhaenys Targaryen, this would have been a true sign that she was made to sit on the Iron Throne.
4. How does Lucerys Velaryon die?
Lucerys Velaryon goes to Storm’s End, stronghold of House Baratheon, to convince Lord Borros to support Rhaenyra Targaryen in defending her right to the Iron Throne. Initially, it was thought that this it would be the easiest tripsince they shared blood due to the mother of the princess Rhaenys Targaryen.
Landing in the palace courtyard, the young Velaryon realizes that Vhagar and Aemond Targaryen were there. His uncle, who had lost an eye because of him, was present and was trying to convince Borros Baratheon to support the Greens. Aemond attempted to start a fight, but was stopped by the head of the House, who commanded Lucerys to be escorted back to her dragon.
Lucerys immediately left on her dragon, Arrax, who was already shaken by the strong electrical storm that was developing and the presence of the gigantic Vhagar. Had there been no such weather, the prince would probably have been able to escape unharmed.
Aemond followed him on his dragon and began a tense chase, demanding an eye in exchange for the one he had lost. Though Lucerys cleverly manages to elude them, when getting between rocks where Vhagar cannot enter due to its great size, Arrax had already become very nervous for the whole situation. being a small young dragonfelt threatened and disobeyed his rider, attacking the beast of aemond. This also threw Vhagar out of controlwho began chasing Arrax again, despite Aemond ordering him to stop.
When we thought the fight was over, for Lucerys and her dragon rose above the clouds, VHagar appeared and in one bite–showing its large size compared to other dragons– killed Lucerys Velaryon and her beast. At that moment, Aemond realized what he had just done and his face showed fear of what this meant. It is worth mentioning that the accident differs from the original version of “Fire and Blood”.
5. What does Rhaenyra’s look at the end mean?
After the scene where Lucerys Velaryon dies, we are transported to Dragonstone, where Rhaenyra Targaryen is still arguing with her Council about the best strategy they should take in an eventual war.
From the moment Daemon Targaryen enters the room, the queen gazes at him, for knows something is wrong. When she finally informs him of her son’s death, Rhaenyra breaks down in tears, but soon pulls herself together and turns to stare at the camera.
His eyes, full of anger, pain and hatred, communicate to the audience that all desire to keep the peace vanished. The Greens claimed the first Targaryen life, Rhaenyra’s own son, so now she was ready to destroy them in the war known as the Dance of Dragons.