'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' Episode 2 trailer: Focus on more dragons and a bitter Daemon Targaryen

'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' Episode 2 trailer: Focus on more dragons and a bitter Daemon Targaryen
Episode 2 of 'House of the Dragon' will feature Caraxes, Meleys, Seasmoke, Sunfyre and Dreamfyre (HBO/YouTube)

'House of the Dragon' Episode 2 is among the most-talked about on social media after the premiere of the 'Game of Thrones' prequel on Sunday, August 21. The HBO series packed quite the punch in Episode 1 and the teaser for Episode 2 hints at the ramifications of each character's actions from the season opener.

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Titled 'The Heirs of the Dragon', the first chapter focuses on the death of Aemma Arryn (Sian Brooke), the consort and the first wife of King Viserys Targaryen. The death of the first queen and her newborn coupled with Prince Daemon Targaryen's erratic and violent style of leadership leaves Viserys no choice but to choose Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) as the successor to his throne. The second episode, 'The Rogue Prince' will show more of Daemon and how he comes to terms with the decision. With HBO releasing a quick sneak peek, we attempt to dissect all that it has to show.

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What did we learn from the 'House of the Dragon' Episode 2 trailer?

The clip starts off with how the House Targaryen deals with the aftermath of appointing Rhaenyra as the rightful successor to King Viserys I. With Daemon nursing a bitter vendetta, the focus will be on Matt Smith's character when the episode titled, 'The Rogue Prince' will set the tone for the battle of the Iron Throne. There's also the whole storyline where Lady Alicent and Rhaneyra grow apart primarily due to the circumstances.

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The preview also shows new dragons in the mix. Earlier, it was reported that there would be at least 17 dragons in the prequel, and the second episode is all set to feature Caraxes, Meleys, Seasmoke, Sunfyre and Dreamfyre. While it might also be a tease, there's a real possibility of seeing these many creatures in one single chapter. It's interesting to see how the relationship dynamics change between Daemon and Rhaenyra.

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'House of the Dragon' Episode 1 is streaming on HBO Max. The series airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO.

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