“House of the Dragon” Season 2: Cryptic mural in Aemond Targaryen’s room hints at tragic end

Contains speculation and spoilers

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 1 premiered on HBO on June 16, 2024, and fans were overjoyed as the return of the much-anticipated action-thriller series produced an episode for the ages that set. the season perfectly.

The episode had a bit of everything that makes “House of the Dragon” a beloved series. From politics to romance to terrifying action and twists, viewers have enjoyed the beauty of layered storytelling offered by the Game of Thrones prequel.

One of the highlights of the show, however, was Blood (Sam C Wilson) and Cheese (Mark Stobbart), two hired assassins who killed Prince Jaehaerys, the son of Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Helaena Targaryen (Phia Saban ). ). Their original target however was Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell).

As they enter Aemond’s room in the guise of rat catchers, a frame captures them looking at a mural that foreshadows something that will be a turning point in the Targaryen Civil War.

What was the mural in Aemond Targaryen’s room?

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Photocom from the series “House of the Dragon” (@hbo)

The mural in Aemond’s room shows the castle at Harrenhall being burned down by the Balerion the Black Dread, the dragon of Aegon, the conqueror. The event is important in the history of the Targaryens because it was a turning point in how the Seven Kingdoms were united.

Harrenhall is of strategic importance due to its proximity to King’s Landing and its connection to the rest of the Riverlands. The size of the castle makes the conquest difficult.

Harrenhall, however, has a cursed castle, and in Season 1, we see the curse of the castle being blamed for the death of Harwin Strong (Ryan Corr) and his father. We learned later that the fire was caused by Larys Strong (Matthew Needham) who then became the Lord of Harrenhall.

What happens to Harrenhall in Season 2?

Daemon Targaryen is an unpredictable character in
Daemon Targaryen is an unpredictable character in “House of the Dragon” (@hbo)

Harrenhall is currently an ally of the Green faction with Lord Larys Strong staunchly loyal to Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) and her son Aegon. The castle however is there to be occupied and Daemon Targaryen ( Matt Smith ) and Aemond both want to do so as soon as possible.

The only reason Aemond has not yet gone to conquer Harrenhall is because his dragon Vhagar is currently needed in King’s Landing to protect the throne from attack. Vhagar is the biggest dragon and keeps the Blacks firmly away as we saw in the first episode.

In “Fire and Blood” by George RR Martin, the castle of Harrenhall is surrendered to Daemon Targaryen who makes it an important base for the blacks to attack the nearby places.

There is a deviation in the show from the book though, as Daemon is already at Harrenhall when Blood and Cheese takes place in the book, so it will be interesting to see how Daemon takes the castle.

How to stream “House of the Dragon” Season 2?

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Photocom from the series “House of the Dragon” (@hbo)

“House of the Dragon” Season 2 began streaming on HBO Max on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Episodes of the series will continue to air every Sunday until August 4, 2024.

To watch the series, you will need a Max subscription. The streaming platform usually offers three packages that you can choose according to your budget.

The low-cost plan, which supports advertising, costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually. The second package, which does not support advertising, costs $15.99 per month or $149.99 annually.

Meanwhile, the third package, titled Ultimate Ad-Free, costs $19.99 per month or $199.99 annually.

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 trailer

“House of the Dragon” Season 2 began streaming on HBO Max on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

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