“House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 4: Why the Red Queen’s reaction to betrayal has more history than you know

Contains Spoilers for “House of the Dragon”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “House of the Dragon” Season 2, Episode 4 aired on HBO on July 7, 2024. The exciting episode featured a huge battle that saw the end of a popular character in Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best) and her beautiful . dragon Meleys who died at the hands of Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell) and his dragon Vhagar.

Moments before Rhaenys and Meleys death, we saw Meleys wearing a melancholy look on her face before she was torn to pieces by Vhagar. As the Targaryen family fights a conflict within itself, it is also dragons who have had to choose sides and obey their masters.

Those dragons have fought together for ages, mounted on different kings and queens and since it is for the humans, it is difficult for the dragons to fight each other after being friends for so long.

Fans decipher Meleys reaction before her death

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

“House of the Dragon” fans are heavily invested in the show and are well versed in the history of the Seven Kingdoms. A fan took to X to point out the history between Vhagar and Meleys and shared one of the final moments of Meleys and Rhaenys titled the post “do you think meleys is confused why the dragon of baelon would do such a thing to her”.


do you think meleys is confused why baelon’s dragon would do such a thing to her pic.twitter.com/GJMWQYGDLx

— leslie ২ট (@swanfoam) July 8, 2024


Meley’s reaction comes from the history of dragons when Vhagar was the dragon ridden by Baelon Targaryen and Meleys was the dragon ridden by his wife Alyssa Targaryen. They would have gone on many journeys together and to see Meleys die in this way sums up how much the dragons had to suffer from the Targaryen conflict.

In the comments, another fan pointed out their history by writing “or laena’s dragon…” pointing to the more recent history between the two dragons. Vhagar was later ridden by Laena Velaryon (Nanna Blondell) while Meleys was claimed by Rhaenys Targaryen, her mother.


or Laena’s dragon…

— nai͛ feels 22 (@solemnlyovrs) July 8, 2024


Similar to this war between the two dragons, ‘House of the Dragon’ will have more dragon battles that could be just as emotional, if not more so.

Other Dragon wars to look forward to in ‘House of the Dragon’

Tranquil hills and historic sites set the stage for Targaryen drama in picturesque Surrey (@HBO)
Caraxes and Daemon Targaryen in “House of the Dragon” (@hbo)

Like Meleys and Vhagar, many dragon wars are expected to take place in “House of the Dragon”. They are expected to be spread over the seasons.

One of the most important battles that will take place will be The Battle Over The Gods Eye, where Vhagar and Caraxes will kill each other while fighting. Vhagar and Caraxes also share a history as they were ridden together by Laena and Daemon when they were married.

Sunfyre and Moondancer will go head to head with Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Baela Targaryen (Bethany Antonia) going against each other. Sunfyre wins the duel and kills Moondancer.

Seasmoke, Vermithor, and Tessarion fight each other in the Second Battle of Tumbleton which kills all three of these dragons in a fierce three-way battle.

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 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 trailer



Episodes 1-5 of ‘House of the Dragon’ are streaming on HBO

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