House of the Dragon Episode 8 | Decapitation

Prince Aemon is about to strike, but not before his King decapitates the stranglehold Queen Alicent had on the kingdom. One real beheading and multiple metaphorical ones in The House of the Dragon season 1.


King Viserys decapitated Queen Alicent’s iron grip on the kingdom, while his brother literally took the head off a challenger to the Driftwood throne. Reaffirming Rhaenyra provided a moment’s peace, but the King’s death spoiled all hope. Civil war is imminent as deathbed mumbling ignites the Queen’s fire and crazy Aemon is about to strike. Who will be decapitated next? House of the Dragon season 1.

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When you have ten dragons, only dragon battles will lead to your downfall. The poison seed in the House of the Dragon is both obvious and secret. We know Daemon was bad blood, but he’s also keeping the best interests of the kingdom in mind. Now Aemon has taken his place as an imminent threat. Too much prosperity has left Westeros prone to attack, mainly from within. Prince Aemon threatens to undermine everything.

Greed and power hunger sink empires, so are we witnessing the beginning of the end? Or is this succession plan the start of a new chapter of bad ass queens ruling with an iron fist? Each decision parallels the future that we know and love, making this show all that more enveloping and interesting. We even got a warning about the coming winter… which may begin sooner than later.

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House of the Dragon is sure to keep us guessing and murder our most beloved characters. Who will be the first to fall victim to blood lust? Share with me your thoughts and make sure you watch our quick recap.

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