House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 2: 5 Easter Eggs You Missed

The pivotal episode revolved around the aftermath of Prince Jaehaerys’s demise and the brewing conflict between the Greens and the Blacks, setting the stage for a gripping narrative.

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2, Episode 2 saw tensions rise between Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) in the aftermath of Blood and Cheese.

In the Green Council, we witnessed Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) dismiss Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) from the position of Hand of the King and appoint Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel).

1. Hugh the Hammer

Hugh the Hammer is the character of the book ‘Fire and Blood’ who became the dragon rider of Rhaenyra Targaryen. He is a knight whose goal is to become a king someday.

Seen in the series ‘House of the Dragon,’ Hugh the Hammer becomes an ordinary subject who has to deal with banks about the financial repercussions of war. The meaning differs from that in the book “Fire and Blood,” where he had no family.

2. Final Confrontation Between Rhaenys Targaryen And Corlys Velaryon

This relationship between Rhaenys Targaryen and Corlys Velaryon has been growing silently; in episode 2, we see them spend quality time together. 

The time they spent, especially Rhaenys talking about herself and her dragon, Meleys, were some of the last minutes together, as Rhaenys died in the Battle of Rook’s Rest, escalating Lord Corlys Velaryon’s anger.

House of the Dragons Season 2 Episode 2 Easter Eggs
Eve Best and Steve Toussaint in House of the Dragon | Source: IMDb

3. Addam of Hull and Seasmoke

The first view of Addam of Hull, played by Clinton Liberty, is in Episode 2, where he is chilling on the beach, looking up and seeing Seasmoke above.

Seasmoke is Soimon’s beautiful dragon and Laenor Velaryon’s former mount—played by John Macmillan. Later in this series, we will see Addam of Hull get acquainted with Seasmoke, to whom he will fly later on.

Addam of Hull becomes a central character in the Dance of the Dragons, and his heritage is slyly hinted at in episode two when he tells Corlys Velaryon that he owes him.

4. The Daeron Targaryen Reference is Here

The fans’ desires were finally fulfilled in episode 2 when Ser Otto Hightower revealed Daeron Targaryen. He is the fourth child of Alicent Hightower, currently in Oldtown accompanied only by the Hightowers.

Otto described him as a man who takes to instructions better than Aegon.

5. Helaena’s connection with the smallfolk 

Helaena Targaryen, essayed by Phia Saban, was the key character in the first two episodes of Season 2. Further in the season, Helaena Targaryen evokes the sympathies of the smallfolk with her case.

In the Dance of the Dragons, King’s Landing was finally captured by Rhaenyra Targaryen. Eventually, Helaena kills herself, and a riot brakes out in King’s Landing.

House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 2 Easter Eggs
Phia Saban in House of the Dragons | Source: IMDb

6. How to stream ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2?

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 premiered on HBO Max on Sunday, June 16, 2024, with new episodes dropping every Sunday. To watch the series, you will need a Max Subscription.

The streaming platform typically offers three packages you can choose from depending on your budget.

The low-cost plan that supports advertising costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually. The second package, which does not support advertising, costs $15.99 per month or $149.99 annually.

Meanwhile, the third package, titled Ultimate Ad-Free, costs $19.99 per month or $199.99 annually.

7. How does Episode 2 End?

House of the Dragon season 2 brings its first real action sequence, pitting one Cargyll twin against another, Arryk vs. Erryk, in a fateful and fatal brawl that kills both brothers.

Of course, the twist to the battle is that it’s very hard to know which brother was which; it seems almost as if it was Arryk who said that he still loved his brother despite parting with them, which would make sense, as Erryk was the one who left King’s Landing.

In the end, Erryk kills Arryk by running through him with a sword, a brutal finish but unavoidable—the brothers may have cared for one another, but it was kill or be killed. Erryk then falls on his sword, a more surprising and tragic decision, though one that can be explained.

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8. 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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