(House of the Dragon spoilers will be found below.)
House of the Dragon exceeded most expectations with this first season full of even more Targaryen (and Hightower and Valaryon) soap operatics we could’ve reasonably expected. This prequel series is almost good enough for people to forgive that final season of Game of Thrones. We’ve got even more names to grow confused over now, this is true, but we have an abundance of loved-and-loathed characters already, and theories flew like the dragons themselves ahead of this week’s season finale.
The ending of the episode was a whopper and essentially sets off the Dance of the Dragons. Aemond, who so desperately wants to be Daemon (who purposely did evil this week), put his own misguided villainy to work and wreaked enormous damage. This damage appeared to be unintended as well, given that he seemed to want to scare the hell out of Luke after being denied the right to an eye for an eye? That objective didn’t work out as planned, given that Arrax is tiny, and Vhagar, well, enormous Vhagar did not control herself. Let’s just say that Rhaenyra’s reaction confirmed that civil war is definitely on the way. Luke and Arrax never stood a chance, and Aemond f*cked up.
— Otto Hightower (@OttoHightower) October 24, 2022
Aemond realized that he screwed the dragon-pooch, and people came down justifiably hard on him (and Vhagar). This was dynasty-breaking awful.
NO VHAGAR NO!!!!! DONT EAT ARRAX NO!!!! YOU’RE GONNA SET OFF A FULL SCALE CIVIL WAR THAT LEADS TO THE DOWNFALL OF AN ENTIRE DYNASTY AND THE EVENTUAL DEATH OF ALL DRAGONS!!!!! #houseofthedragon #hotd #HouseOfTheDragonHBO pic.twitter.com/bn7Cd0EpDS
— nic ❤️🔥 (@targaryencunt) October 24, 2022
— bridget x (@bridgetxkate) October 24, 2022
— Anna🎃 (@squishbaby69) October 24, 2022
— Sancheezzzy ✵ (@Scoby20) October 24, 2022
arrax is literally smaller than vhagar’s tongue and greens call it a ‘battle’. IT’S MURDER. A SON FOR A SON IS NOT ENOUGH. https://t.co/nvpL13a7zv
— lina 🍷 (@jacebaela) October 17, 2022
— anthony (@IceCreamTony) October 24, 2022
— Krishan Nath (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) (@imkrishannath) October 24, 2022
pain, both lucerys and arrax were babies 💔😭
VHAGAR YOU NASTY BITTER UGLY DISOBEYING OLD PIECE OF SHIT OF A DRAGON #HouseOfTheDragon
— Aya 🦦 (@yaeminmin) October 21, 2022
— wonhos_luvr (@wonhos_luvr) October 24, 2022
— hylia | hotd spoilers (@taytaynations) October 24, 2022
— Joao Godinho (@jpgodinho) October 24, 2022
HBO’s House of the Dragon airs on Sundays at 9:00pm EST.