Spoilers Ahead for "House of the Dragon" Season 1, Episode 6 Unveil Major Twists—10-Year Jump Shows Targaryen Dynasty Eroding Amid Bitterness and Betrayal
2024/03/27

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In a leap forward that left viewers reeling, "House of the Dragon" episode six, "The Princess and the Queen," catapults us ten years into the future. Princess Rhaenyra, now embodied by Emma D'Arcy, welcomes her third child, stirring whispers and suspicions anew in the realm. The child, bearing the dark hair common to Rhaenyra's previous children, casts doubts on the Targaryen lineage, hinting at secrets poorly veiled within the castle walls.

King Viserys, portrayed by Paddy Considine, grapples with his health and the weight of the crown, his denial about his grandchildren's parentage a heavy cloak against the whispering tides.

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Queen Alicent, Olivia Cooke stepping into the role, is on a mission to unveil truths, her actions widening the chasm between her and Rhaenyra from rifts to chasms, their former friendship a casualty of royal intrigue.


Amid the court's brewing storm, Ser Criston Cole takes center stage in Alicent's scheme, resulting in Harwin Strong's exile, a plot twist that strains loyalties and reveals the deep undercurrents of power plays at hand. 

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Alicent's alliance with the Machiavellian Larys Strong introduces a darker turn of events, culminating in an act of violence that shatters any remaining semblance of peace within the castle. This episode masterfully intertwines the destiny of dragons with the fates of those who seek to control them, setting the stage for a clash of wills that promises to reshape the contours of power in Westeros.

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