The king is dead, long dwell the king. We simply want to search out him first.

The penultimate entry into Home of the Dragon’s first season, ‘The Inexperienced Council’, picks up proper the place the final week’s episode left off.

Viserys has certainly died, leaving a Paddy Considine-sized gap in Home of the Dragon; his kindness and misplaced belief will probably be missed.

Alicent (Olivia Cooke) tells her father concerning the late king’s deathbed mutterings that he needed Aegon on the Iron Throne inevitably misinterpreting it alongside the best way (flawed Aegon, alas!).

Not that it issues: Otto (Rhys Ifans) and the remainder of the small council have already been planning on doing away with Rhaenyra and putting Aegon, presently lacking in motion, on the throne.

Alicent, after the final episode’s détente together with her former BFF, is understandably torn, resulting in the query of the week: is Alicent Hightower a particular person?

Nonetheless irritating the dream misinterpretation, it’s clear the showrunners wish to construct sympathy for Alicent, who veers always into cartoon villain territory.

Certainly, we are able to blame her for crowning Aegon if that’s what Viserys needed. It will be an extra convincing narrative method if it additionally didn’t make Alicent look so silly.

Alicent’s confrontation with Princess Rhaenys (Eve Greatest), simply the stand-out scene in this episode, actually brings the Queen’s actions into focus.