House of the Dragon: Who are we blaming for the Targaryen Civil War?


Warning! This article contains House of the Dragon episode eight spoilers.

King Viserys just RoyallyYou are a mess.

On the Oct. 9th episode of House of the DragonPrincess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) FinallyAfter years of being at odds, they reconciled. Not only did Alicent acknowledge Rhaenyra as the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, but the former friends seemed ready to spend real time together.

Unfortunately, this moment of peace was derailed after a deathbed confession by Viserys (Paddy Considine), as he told his wife about the “prince that was promised” prophecy. “You wanted to know, if I believed it to be true,” the confused Viserys said as Alicent comforted him. “Don’t you remember? Aegon. His dream, the song of ice and fire.”

Viserys continued to speak, saying that Aegon (his ancestor and not his son with Alicent), saw the North. “The prince to unite the realm against the cold and the dark,”He elaborated. “It is you, you are the one. You must do this.”

Alicent was inspired by the message of the dying Viserys to go back to her mission to put her son Aegon to good use.Tom Glynn and Carney) on the throne over Rhaenyra, as she told her husband, “I understand, my king.”

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