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‘HOUSE OF THE DRAGON’ Season 2 Official Trailer Breakdown

Updated: May 16

An official new trailer has been released, and it has made a fiery debut back into the World of Ice and Fire. Let’s dive into the new footage and break down everything we saw.

DISCLAIMER: Possible spoilers below!

All images shown are courtesy of HBO and Max.


Prince Daemon’s hallucinations?

These scenes seem to depict Prince Daemon Targaryen hallucinating being on the Iron Throne while at Harrenhal, which can be the doing of Alys Rivers.


The hallucinations may even go as far as to make Daemon think he is sleeping with his brother's wife, Queen Aemma Arryn, in what appears to be her character’s short return.

The trailer may be misdirecting the audience to think that Daemon is actually in King’s Landing and not hallucinating after stating his intentions to be there.


Queen Alicent wades through the grass.

Queen Alicent wades through the grass in what appears to be a very lush and green environment. The setting is likely the field areas near King’s Landing.


This scene could also possibly be the same scene from earlier footage where she stood in white clothing on the shores of a lake.


Queen Rhaenyra at Dragonstone.

Rhaneyra at Dragonstone sometime after the funeral for Lucerys.


Prince Lucerys’ funeral.

Rhaneyra and Rhaenys at Lucerys’ funeral are standing over some form of his resting place. This appears to be the same scene in earlier footage of Rhaenys urging caution before the war starts, given that this is in a moment where she would think Rhaenyra is most angry.


Queen Rhaenyra wields a sword.

Another scene of Rhaenyra picking up the sword, but from the official trailer and not the behind-the-scenes footage. It seems that she was presented with many different options for a blade but made a choice. Rhaenyra lifting the sword could either be symbolic or it could have a plot behind it.


Green small council meeting.

Green council meeting, with several notable members in attendance.


Lannister soldiers.

House Lannister sides with King Aegon II Targaryen.


Strategy over dinner.

Rhaneyra sits down with Jace, Baela, and some Dragonseeds to discuss the war.


Trouble in paradise.

Rhaneyra and Daemon appear to have a disagreement which leads Rhaenyra to ask Daemon to restate it vows.


Prince Jacaerys and Lord Cregan Stark.

Prince Jacaerys and Lord Cregan Stark are traveling in the North together and visiting the Wall. In season one, Jacaerys‘ was tasked with swaying houses to support his mother's claim to the Iron Throne.


Cregan Stark has taken Jacaerys to the Wall and made him look beyond it.


Battle at Rook’s Rest.

Scenes from the Battle at Rook’s Rest, which will take place in episode 4.


Three Dragon Eggs.

The three dragon eggs that are surrounded by fire being displayed are likely a nod to Daenerys Targaryen. However, given we have yet to have in-show universe confirmation on how dragon eggs reached Daenerys, the writers could want to officiate this connection on House of the Dragon.


Baela the Brave.

Princess Baela Targaryen and her dragon Moondancer chase Ser Criston Cole. This scene seems to take place likely during or after the Battle at Rook’s Rest.


Prince Aemond and a woman.

Aemond appears to be naked and seeking comfort from someone who appears to be a woman. After identifying the scar on the woman's hand we now know the woman to be the Brothel Madame from season one episode nine played by actress Michelle Bonnard.


Alyn of Hill.

Our first look at Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull. Alyn was the alleged bastard son of either Laenor Velaryon or Corlys Velaryon. In the scene, he appears to be leading or is a part of a House Velaryon group of soldiers arriving somewhere by row boat.


House Velaryon soldiers.

House Velaryon soldiers on the seas and arriving somewhere under the cover of nightfall.


Riots in King’s Landing.

Queen Alicent Hightower and Queen Helaena Targaryen are being chased through the streets of King’s Landing by the common people after a riot breaks out. Both can be seen being ushered to safety by the Kingsguard, but the disheveledness indicates a very tense situation.


Princess Rhaenys and Prince Aemond at the Battle at Rook’s Rest.

Rhaenys and Aemond sharing the skies above the battle.



The Cargyll twins duel while Erryk Cargyll is protecting someone behind him who appears to be Rhaenyra.


Mystery knife.

A knife appears to be pointing towards the stomach of either Alicent or Helaena, given the pattern and color of the dress the character has on. However, it can potentially be a playful moment of some sort, as the character can be seen possibly having agency over moving the blade.


Mystery girl.

A new face with platinum hair brings up several questions. She appears to be a part of a group of either dancers or potential bedwives that are being presented to someone. The character's name is reportedly Copper Penny and she is played by actress Kika Green.


Princess Rhaena Targaryen.

Rhaena appears to be in the Vale.


Mysaria & Blood and Cheese.

Mysaria tells a character off-screen (likely Daemon) that “there is more than one way to fight a war.” With Blood and Cheese sneaking into the Red Keep as well as a money exchange between two people occurring afterward.


Queen Rhaenyra and King Aegon II in mourning.



Seven different dragons appear in the official trailer:


Daemon and Caraxes, likely leaving Dragonstone as it appears to be an exit for dragons as well as the boat port below.





Aegon and Sunfyre flying above the city of King’s Landing.



Baela and Moondancer, likely at the Battle at Rook’s Rest.



Rhaenys and Meleys, likely at the Battle at Rook’s Rest.



Aemond and Vhagar, likely at the Battle at Rook’s Rest.



Our first better look at Verminthor. In the trailer, Queen Rhaenyra stands before him, but he is not hostile. Vermithor is one of the largest and oldest of the current flock of Targaryen dragons, once ridden by the Old King Jaehaerys Targaryen.


House of the Dragon season 2 premieres on June 16 on HBO.

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