The “Recreation of Thrones” spinoff “Home of the Dragon” simply launched a villain worse than Joffrey or Ramsay Bolton – and it’s a cute little toddler.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Episode 3 of “House of the Dragon,” and for George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood.”]
The third episode of “Home of the Dragon” introduces King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and his new spouse Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey)’s child boy: a toddler named Aegon. Though the second episode solely simply introduced their marriage, this episode has skipped ahead in time to the place they’re already celebrating the boy’s second “identify day,” or birthday. Aegon is Princess Rhaenyra’s (Milly Alcock) youthful half-brother and though he’s just a bit boy now, he’s going to develop as much as be a horrible man.
[Once again, major spoilers ahead.]
King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and his new spouse Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey) have a child boy named Aegon.HBO/IMDB
These episodes are all a sluggish ramp-up of occasions that can result in a brutal civil warfare between Rhaenyra and Aegon over who will succeed their father Viserys on the Iron Throne. Though the King has named Rhaenyra as his inheritor, historically the firstborn son is the inheritor. Everyone seems to be already making noise about it on this episode, as the child celebrates his second birthday.
Because the present goes on, all eyes might be on Daemon (Matt Smith), the hotheaded wildcard who’s a formidable warrior.HBO/IMDB
The obnoxious Jason Lannister (Jefferson Corridor) tells the King that if Rhaenyra married him, she can be nicely compensated for her “loss in station” from now not being the king’s inheritor, since everyone seems to be now assuming that title will now go to Aegon. Alicent and her dad, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) have a dialog about it, too. “Would you will have me increase my son to steal his personal sister’s birthright?” she asks, whereas Otto proclaims that if the king’s firstborn son Aegon doesn’t change into king, that will “assail the legal guidelines of gods and males.”
So, Aegon will develop up surrounded by this rhetoric, feeling just like the throne ought to belong to him as a substitute of his older half-sister, Rhaenyra. And he’s received many supporters who agree that he ought to take his sister’s birthright.
King Viserys and Alicent Hightower’s son and his sister Rhaenyra will interact in a brutal civil warfare over who will succeed their father Viserys on the Iron Throne in episodes to return.HBO/IMDB
There might be extra time jumps on this present, so this toddler will in the end age up and be performed by Tom Glynn-Carney, a 27-year-old British actor identified for “Dunkirk.” In the event you’re rooting for Rhaenyra to get the throne after she was named inheritor within the sequence premiere, unhealthy information: he’s going to face towards her. And there’s going to be a variety of carnage alongside the best way. (The carnage half is kind of apparent, contemplating how a lot blood is within the present’s opening title sequence.)
Some followers who’re within the know are already hating this child.
Fortunately for Rhaenyra, she’s received some formidable allies on this struggle. However so does Aegon. Because the present goes on, all eyes might be on Daemon (Matt Smith), the hotheaded wildcard who’s a formidable warrior, and on Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint), to see which aspect of the battle they’ll land on.
The present has already been renewed for a Season 2. Regardless of what number of seasons this story is stretched out for, it’s all resulting in a slew of violence, dying and tragedy – and it’s all Aegon’s fault for not accepting his half-sister Rhaenyra’s proper to succeed her father on the Iron Throne.
In Episode 3, a nefarious villainous man referred to as the “Crabfeeder” is nailing sailors to posts and feeding them to crabs.HBO/IMDB
So, this little toddler may appear to be an extraordinary cute child on this episode … however quickly sufficient, he’s going to be a villain who rivals even the odious Joffrey or Ramsay Bolton from “GoT,” and he’ll rip Westeros aside.
“Home of the Dragon” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.