Warning, spoilers for House of the Dragon: House of the Dragon fans can expect a lot of changes over the coming week as the plot suddenly jumps a decade into the future. Then not only will Rhaenyra and Alicent be embodied by new actors, there will also be a whole lot of new little Targaryens to discover. This and other details are already revealed in the preview of episode 6.
But of course we are still in Westeros here. And that means: The peaceful family life is inevitably shaken by the next conflict or the next tragic death of a character. A detail in the trailer already prepares the Farewell to a main character before, which could certainly break the heart of numerous fans in the coming episodes.
Final warning: Massive book spoilers follow. If you don’t want to spoil potential surprises and shocks, read no further.
House of The Dragon trailer reveals the next Targaryen tragedy could be upon us
We are of course talking about Laena Velaryon (embodied by Nanna Blondell from episode 6), the sister of the prince consort Laenor Velaryon (John MacMillan after the time skip). Not only will she ride the largest dragon yet, Vhagar, but one too Connection with one of the most popular characters enter.
After their little flirtation at her brother’s momentous wedding, Laena will be the new wife of Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), as the episode 6 preview hints. We also see them in the presence of a child and heavily pregnant. Looking at George RR Martin’s submission Fire and Blood, this does not bode well.
Laena Velaryon in House of the Dragon
Because: Laena Velaryon gives birth to a total of three children from Daemon. First the twin daughters Baela and Rhaena and finally another son. Mirroring the opening sequence of House of the Dragon, this birth also takes a very dramatic turn. The child dies immediately after birth and Laena falls ill with childbed fever. After three days of suffering, she dies – and Daemon has lost another partner.
Of course, we don’t know yet whether Laena Velaryon will meet the same fate as her book role model. However, the coming time jump of 10 years brings the figure suspiciously close to her potential date of death.
When is the new episode of House of the Dragon coming out?
The 6th episode of House of the Dragon will be available on September 26th in Germany on the streaming service WOW *.
All other episode titles and broadcast dates can be found in the collective article with important information about House of the Dragon.
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