House Of The Dragons Season 2 Episode 3 Easter Eggs Explained: Who are those Dragons?

House of the Dragon season 2, episode 3 director Geeta Vasant Patel has weighed in on whether those dragon eggs in that episode are the same ones Daenerys Targaryen has in Game of Thrones.

As the episode progresses, Rhaenyra instructs her sons Aegon and Viserys to be reported to her niece Rhaena Targaryen in the Vale for safekeeping as the war begins to brew. Coupled with these will be four dragon eggs, three having designs similar to Daenerys’ dragon eggs from the parent series.

Chatting to Mashable, Patel informed fans that those dragon eggs that pop up in House of the Dragon season 2, episode 3 are in reality Daenerys’. The director confirmed it was a pretty big Easter egg for fans to find out about.

1. What Will Happen To Daenerys’ Dragon Eggs In The House Of The Dragon?

Those three of the four eggs were later given to Daenerys in Game of Thrones. So, nothing will happen to them during the impending civil war.

The weird part that wasn’t said, is why the rest of them have this fourth egg in the mix in the second season of House of the Dragon. While it’s already obvious that most of the eggs will be okay, whatever happens to this other egg could involve a fate that nearly befell Drogon and his siblings.

It does not look like their role in the major story arc will be huge now, with most of the eggs that made it to the Vale believed to be fine.

However, with all the dragons having died by the time Game of Thrones begins, House of the Dragons will likely show exactly what was done to make them safe for almost 200 years until it became Daenerys’ turn to be their official keeper without any effort on her part.

This could include the Greens trying to destroy them to ensure Rhaenyra can’t raise any more dragons, unaware of what their actions would cause.

Because we’re so early into the story about the eggs, it wouldn’t be until House of the Dragon season 3 that their full importance could be shown during the civil war that broke out.

Since one of these eggs never reaches Daenerys before Game of Thrones begins, its fate must be explained during the prequel series. Although it is clear that their final fate is sealed, the inclusion of the eggs plays a vital part in the spin-off, in which civil war finally breaks out.

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Bethany Antonia and Phoebe Campbell in The Burning Mill | Source: IMDb

2. What is the Importance of Dragon Eggs in House of The Dragons Season 2?

The dragon eggs are more important than just the role they would play in Game of Thrones: they symbolize the power of House Targaryen within the Seven Kingdoms. By hiding eggs in the Vale, Rhaenyra ensures that if many dragons die in the coming war, there will still be something to use by the descendants of the royal family.

Now, Alicent will not budge from Aegon’s rule, even with that explanation from Viserys’ words in context; it is clear that this war is about to get a whole lot bloodier, thus making the act of protecting the baby dragons more imperative.

Given how the dragons have been referred to as weapons of mutually assured destruction, Rhaenyra’s decision to keep their lineage safe speaks to her seeing them as being more than tools. To her, protecting dragon eggs is a crucial heritage of House Targaryen, something she still reflects on considering the war at her front door.

Daenerys will be the mother that will make these dragons fly again nearly 200 years into the future. But she acts truly with the future of her House in her heart and what has brought them so much power.

3. Other Easter Eggs in Episode 3 You Might Have Missed

  • Opening credits: The tapestry is more detailed this week in the opening credits of episode 3 and adds a Blood and Cheese moment along with the death of the assassins. We suspect this won’t be the last change we see either.
  • Samwell Blackwood: The episode opens with the Blacks and Brackens going to war: it introduces two of the major houses into the skirmish we haven’t seen before.

Among them is Samwell Blackwood, murdered along with his men at the Battle of the Burning Mill in what will become a key moment of the Dance of the Dragons.

  • Simon Strong: A second addition to the series in season 3, Simon Russell Beale’s Simon Strong is the great-uncle of Lord Larys Strong. Another big player in George RR Martin’s books, he is held hostage by Daemon at Harrenhal.
  • Lord Tully: Mentioned but not seen in the episode, Lord Tully gets a few callouts. As Lord of Riverrun, he’s in a rather pivotal position in the kingdom, both sides desperate for him to declare for them. It’s not yet clear if we’ll see him in season 2.
  • Dragon seed: That guy at the tavern proclaims himself a dragon seed, suggesting that he is the illegitimate son of Baelon Targaryen. But—well, what does that mean? In simplest terms, it’s what one calls a bastard with a Valyrian heritage. They also play a huge part in the battle to come.
  • The Prince that was promised: We get another allusion to the Song of Ice and Fire prophecy. The one you might remember from season 1, where Viserys reveals Aegon the Conqueror once predicted a winter was coming from the North, marking the end of men.
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4. About House Of The Dragon

House of the Dragon is the prequel series to HBO’s blockbuster Game of Thrones based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood.

Set three hundred years before the events of Game of ThronesHouse of the Dragon will show Westeros under the Targaryen family’s rule before the dragons went extinct. It will follow the Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war between siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra, who fought for the throne after the death of their father, Viserys I.

Directed by Ryan Condall and Miguel Sapochnik, the show stars Paddy Considine as Viserys I Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, Tom Glynn-Craney as Aegon II Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, Fabien Frankel as Criston Cole, and Graham McTavish.

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