PREVIEW – House of The Dragon Episode 3

    Following the political drama of episode 2, it’s time to preview House of The Dragon Episode 3. We’re starting to see the growing fallout between houses. However, how will this impact the future of Westeros under House Targaryen? Additionally, we’re getting closer to seeing some of the actors and actresses change. Episode 3, “Second of His Name” takes place four years after “The Rogue Prince”.

    House of The Dragon has had an exciting week. We’ve learnt that series co-creator, Miguel Sapochnik, will leave the series after season one. Additionally, the series has been renewed for a second season. However, Alan Taylor, a Game of Thrones veteran, will join season 2 as an executive producer and direct “multiple episodes” in the second season.

    Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon in House of The Dragon Episode 3 (Via HBO)

    Preview Pictures

    As with each new episode, HBO has released preview pictures. Episode 3 appears to be dealing with two fronts. On one side, we have King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) and his new son by Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey). However, how will the birth of Aegon Targaryen (Jake & Rory Heard) impact who is heir to the Iron Throne? It’s important to remember that this episode does take place four years after the second episode. So we’re seeing time jumping here.

    House of The Dragon Episode 3 also introduces a famous Game of Thrones house. This would be House Lannister. Actor Jefferson Hall will play Lord Jason Lannister and his twin, Ser Tyland Lannister. As seen in the preview pictures, he is talking with Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock). House Velaryon is getting a good feature in this episode. We’re seeing multiple members of the household.

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    House of The Dragon Episode 3 – Teaser Trailer

    The teaser trailer shows us one detail. House Hightower is plotting for the future. Hand of the King, Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifan), has always been concerned with the future of the Iron Throne. Perhaps, as revealed by this trailer, he wanted his family line the closest to it. However, the big question this episode will likely answer is, where does this leave Rhaenyra?

    Finally, it does appear we see more of the Stepstones conflict. This issue has been teased in House of The Dragon since the first episode. Thanks to Episode 2, we know that Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and Lord Corlys are teaming up to deal with it. Additionally, we’re getting a look at the new villain, the Crabfeeder. Portrayed by Daniel Scott Smith, the character is called Craghas Drahar.

    The Game of Thrones prequel has been notably light on the action. However, it does appear that House of The Dragon Episode 3 will change that. We’re seeing dragons burning people while arrows are being fired. Additionally, House Velaryon’s men are seeing rushing against the Crabfeeder’s men. Perhaps this is the action we’ve been seeking out the whole time.

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    Official Teaser Trailer for House of The Dragon Episode 3 (Via HBO)


    We’ve been looking for action in House of The Dragon for some time now. Yes, the series has done excellent on world-building. However, it’s been light on the action and bloodshed that Game of Thrones is known for. While Episode 2 gave us some tension on Dragonstone, nothing came of it. Finally, House of The Dragon Episode 3 shows us the battle in the Stepstones.

    One concern is the time jumps that the series is doing. It won’t be long before we say goodbye to actresses such as Milly Alcock and Emily Carey as the younger versions of their characters. It won’t be long before we see the older actresses taking over the roles. It seems only a matter of time and will likely occur in episodes 5 or 6. House of The Dragon Episode 3 airs via HBO on Sundays and is available on NowTV at 2 AM BST.

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