After five weeks of thrilling television, one of the most anticipated moments of dragon house It’s almost here. The show’s fifth episode featured a wedding that ended in typically brutal fashion (ah, Westeros), but the follow-up promises to break viewers’ minds in an entirely different way. Episode 6, “The Princess and the Queen,” discusses a 10-year timeline where Rainera Targaryen, Alicent Hightower, and many other characters would be aged and portrayed by a variety of actors.
HBO has released the trailer for “The Princess and the Queen” to mesmerize us all, and My Does it reveal some fascinating events. We’re going to keep this as spoiler-free as possible… but the trailer does point to a few key things from George R.R. Martin’s book. fire and blood, so we will discuss them. Spoiler tags will be added if needed.
dragon house Episode 6 Trailer Breakdown: “The Princess and the Queen”
We begin with a sweeping shot of Demon Targaryen’s dragon Caraxe soaring up a cliff side to a beautiful ocean vista. It seems likely that there may be some kind of compound or citadel at the base of the rock, but it is hard to be certain:
This carries over into our opening statement very well, which speculates about Daemon’s whereabouts and how Stepstone has been left undefined for the past decade. It looks like Tyland Lannister (Jefferson Hall) is speaking at this short council meeting:
Lord Lionel Strong (Gavin Spokes), Hand of the King, relates:
King Viserys (Paddy Considine) has heard it all before. Time has not been kind to Viserys, and I don’t know how prepared we all are to see him old and shabby like this:
This inaugural short council is a great way to introduce us to the new status quo. Alicent Hightower, now played by Olivia Cooke, is taking a much more active hand in things. She convinces Daemon to leave the Stepstones unattended:
Meanwhile, Rainera, now played by Emma D’Arcy, insists that it is not Damon’s fault, as Taj never bothered to fortify the area. Having to love that little “my queen” she finally slips there after disagreeing with Alicent.
While the trailer gives us a good look at the new actors from Alicent and Renera right out of the gate, they’re far from the only major changes in “The Princess and the Queen.” Ten years have passed…which means we have a whole new generation of Targaryens to know.