“House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 5 trailer leaves one character’s fate hanging in the balance

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 intriguing episode ended on a fascinating cliffhanger about Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) and the extent of his injuries. after a fall with his dragon Sunfyre.

The episode has become one of the most acclaimed episodes in the series, and there is a lot of anticipation for the next episode. HBO Max has increased anticipation by releasing a preview of the upcoming episode. Viewers looked for clues about Aegon II Targaryen’s health in the trailer, but none were found.

“House of the Dragon” is based on “Fire and Blood” and this is what happens to the character in “House of the Dragon” according to the book.

Is Aegon dead after “House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 4?

Sunfyre and King Aegon II (HBO)
Sunfyre and King Aegon II Targaryen in “House of the Dragon” (@hbo)

Aegon was burned by his brother Aemond Targaryen’s (Ewan Mitchell) dragon Vhagar and he fell a long way down after being hit. It caused enormous damage to him as he faced burns and broken bones leaving him incapacitated.

The trailer shows the Greens singing the praises of King Aegon and how he killed the dragon Meleys and that is of course far from the truth but his rule as the King continues while the Greens decide who rules in his absence.

As for Aegon, he has a long road to recovery ahead of him as he receives Milk of the Poppy which has harmful effects on him and he spends most of his time unconscious. He is unable to walk or be active in any way but Larys Strong (Matthew Needham) helps him escape King’s Landing when it falls to Rhaenyra.

Will Aegon II Targaryen be king again?

Tom Glynn-Carney's portrayal of Aegon II Targaryen explores themes of power and responsibility amid civil war (@hbo)
Tom Glynn-Carney’s portrayal of Aegon II Targaryen explores themes of power and responsibility amid civil war (@hbo)

Aegon II Targaryen comes to Dragonstone with the help of Larys Strong where he wins against Baela Targaryen (Bethany Antonia). He later also gets his revenge against Rhaenyra Targaryen who is fed to Sunfyre.

The battle nevertheless hurts him heavily when his legs are injured and he spends considerable time in recovery again. He regains his position albeit improperly.

He returns to King’s Landing to rule after his brothers and Rhaenyra are dead. He is later killed by Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) and a number of other conspirators when he is poisoned by them in King’s Landing.

While Aegon’s fate is currently in the balance for “House of the Dragon,” there is still a huge role for the character in the show and he continues to be a very important character going forward.

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

Photocom from the opening credits of
Photocom from the opening credits of “House of the Dragon” (YouTube/@max)

“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 5 Trailer



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