“House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 5 Preview: Show entering a new phase of brutality after a decisive injury

Contains spoilers and speculations for “House of the Dragon”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 4 premiered on HBO on July 7, 2024, and the epic action-adventure served its viewers with its first large-scale battle yet as the dangerous dragons went head-to- trying head on. tear each other apart.

As the Battle at Rook’s Rest took place, Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell) was the only dragon rider standing as his brother Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Sunfyre were seriously wounded. Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best) and her dragon Meleys died at the end of the battle.

What is even more interesting is the fact that it was Aemond who injured his brother Aegon. Why did Aemond attack Aegon? Where does that leave King Landing then? Here’s a look at “House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 5.

Why did Aemond attack Aegon in the Battle of Rook’s Rest?

Photocom of the series
Photocom of the series “House of the Dragon” (YouTube/@max)

Aemond and Aegon have a rough history as siblings, growing up Aegon always wanted to bully Aemond and take him down. As we witnessed in Episode 3, Aegon mocked Aemond in front of the small people of King’s Landing.

Aegon on the other hand is insecure when Aemond and Criston Cole ( Fabian Frankel ) discuss war strategy without informing him and he is eager to prove his worth now. He leaves for Rook’s Rest on his dragon Sunfyre to become part of the battle.

Aemond could have been given the benefit of the doubt by not anticipating Aegon in war and attacking any dragon he saw in sight. It was also established before that he has less control over Vhagar.

Sunfyre was already wounded in the war with Meleys and after Vhagar’s attack, Aegon and Sunfyre fell to the ground possibly injuring the king. In “Fire and Blood”, the king suffers serious injuries and broken bones.

Who will rule King’s Landing with Aegon injured?

Photocom of the series “House of the Dragon” (YouTube/@max)

Since Aegon is now injured, it leaves a place open for the throne now vacant. In “Fire and Blood”, Aegon’s spot is temporarily taken by Aemond Targaryen as the Prince Regent.

Aemond and Criston Cole are high on confidence after their victory at Rook’s Rest and will now head for Harrenhall where Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) awaits them. This will end up being a mistake as King’s Landing will fall in their absence.

Aegon will face a long recovery as he tries to regain his health. In the long run, however, Aegon will avoid King’s Landing as it falls and reach Dragonstone where he will face another injury facing Baela Targaryen ( Bethany Antonia ).

When and how to watch ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2?

Photocom from the 'House of the Dragon' trailer (YouTube/@Max)
Photocom from the ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer (YouTube/@max)

HBO will follow a weekly schedule for “House of the Dragon” Season 2 and according to the schedule, Episode 5 will release on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT on Max.

The episode is directed by Clare Kilner. To watch the episode, 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

Episodes 1-4 of ‘House of the Dragon’ are streaming on HBO.

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