‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2: Fans praise Tom Glynn-Carney’s portrayal of Aegon II as they prepare for pivotal scene

Contains spoilers for “House of the Dragon”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Season 2 of ‘House of the Dragon’ began streaming on HBO on June 16, 2024. The epic action-adventure series has the world buzzing about it as they heap praise on the deep plot lines and grand action sequences.

The 2nd season of ‘House of the Dragon’ was also appreciated for the performance of an actor who got into the skin of his character and gave a performance so layered and nuanced that you can hardly differentiate between him and his character.

The actor here is Tom Glynn-Carney, who plays the character of Aegon II Targaryen. He plays an arrogant King who became king long before he could have the maturity to handle the position. He has flaws aplenty but his character when viewed with an empathetic eye, is also vulnerable. Fans are impressed with Tom’s performance and raved about it online.

Fans praise Tom Glynn -Carney’s performance in “House of the Dragon” Season 2

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

Fans took to Tom’s portrayal of Aegon II Targaryen and his performance was praised from all corners for his presence and occasional vulnerability.

A Reddit user wrote, “TGC was the best character this season, I was looking forward to seeing more of him this season and he didn’t disappoint! Definitely my favorite character of the season so far. Aegon II got more layers. and character development at the beginning of this season and also added some much needed comedic relief We are about to see his big moment in the next episode where he will finally ride Sunfyre and fight which leads to his crippling injuries causing him to be out of commission and put in the background the rest of this season.”

Another Reddit user added, “That scene in E3 when he’s fitted for armor and his friends are joking around and he just honestly confronts them until they smarten up, pure terror on all his friends faces lol,” praising a scene where he asserts his authority. over his friends whom he appointed as Kingsguard.

Another Reddit user commented, “His immaturity, stupidity and cruelty too. You simultaneously despise and despise him while also pitying him. Unlike Joffrey, Aegon seems like he could have been a good person if he had better education and proper leadership.” differentiating him from the character of “Game of Thrones” Joffery who was another arrogant king.

Another Reddit user said, “He really brought a lot of complexity to Aegon. In Season 1, I thought Aegon was just a complete douche. Tom brought a lot more ‘grey’ to the character that makes me step back and go” why Aegon is the way he is?” and really looks at family dynamics.”

What happens to Aegon II Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon’?

Aegon Targaryen will face severe injuries in A Dance of the Dragons (YouTube/@max)

Aegon II Targaryen is wounded heavily during the Battle of Rook’s Rest and will continue to live in pain as his recovery becomes even more complicated after the effects of Milk of the Poppy.

His throne is taken over by Prince Regent Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell) in his absence but he regains his health slightly only to lose it further fighting Baela Targaryen (Bethany Antonia) at Dragonstone after he escapes from King’s Landing when Rhaenyra Targaryen takes over the kingdoms He lost his legs fighting Baela.

Later, he regains his place as the king when Rhaenyra is captured in Dragonstone. He is eventually poisoned to death by conspirators including Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint).

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

Rhaenyra Targaryen is the protagonist of
Rhaenyra Targaryen is the protagonist of “House of the Dragon” and the leader of Team Black (@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

“House of the Dragon” is available for streaming on HBO.

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