‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Episode 4 trailer hints that series is finally getting some action

This article contains spoilers and speculation about “House of the Dragon”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 3 dropped on June 30, 2024, on HBO, and the exciting episode set the stage for a long-awaited war between the Green and Black factions.

The first three episodes were about setting the stage for the Dance of the Dragons which is the term created in the universe of George RR Martin for the Targaryen Civil War. The fourth episode is aptly titled “Dance of the Dragons” and promises to start the civil war after all attempts at reconciliation failed in Episode 3.

The show’s creators teased fans with a trailer for Episode 4 and the trailer shows both the factions and their dragons going to war. “House of the Dragon” is adapted from the book “Fire and Blood” and if the events of the book are followed, here is what to expect from the fourth episode.

Battle at Rook’s Rest

Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen in House of the Dragon (2022)
Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon

The Battle at Rook’s Rest begins when Criston Cole (Fabian Frankel) leads his army in an attempt to seize the stronghold. Despite the efforts of Lord Simon Staunton (Michael Elwyn) to avert disaster by closing the gates, Cole’s forces wreak havoc and breach the defenses.

Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) has to take the call of not sending Jacerys Velaryon (Harry Collett) into battle when Lord Staunton sends a message for help and instead asks Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best) to go and fight in battle.

Criston Cole is also joined by Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) and his dragon Sunfyre after he delayed his flight in the previous episode at the insistence of Lord Larys Strong (Matthew Needham).

What happens in Battle at Rook’s Rest?

Criston Cole in a still from
Criston Cole in a still from “House of the Dragon” (@hbo)

Criston Cole finally gets his redemption after the first few episodes saw him cost the Greens on multiple occasions. He sets a trap where Rhaenys and Meleys, the Red Queen are captured and die.

On the Greens side, there are many victims as well with 800 men of Criston Cole’s army becoming a victim of the battle. The most significant victim, however, is Aegon and his dragon who suffer serious injuries in battle.

The victory, however, is the first that the Greens get in battle and it helps them draw first blood. In the book, Meleys head is paraded to send a message.

On the side of the blacks, the loss causes a confrontation between Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) who is upset that Rhaenyra sent Rhaenys into battle instead of her sons.

With Aegon now wounded, Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell) makes important decisions for the Greens in the aftermath of the battle.

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

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

“House of the Dragon” Season 2 premiered on HBO Max on Sunday, June 16, 2024, with new episodes dropping every Sunday. To watch the series, you will need a Maximum 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 Episode 4 trailer

Episodes 1-3 of ‘House of the Dragon’ are streaming on HBO.

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