There are only three episodes left in Season 1 of House of the Dragon — let's take a dive into the Episode 8 trailer!
It opens with a ship arriving in King's Landing.
Then we see Otto standing in front of the Iron Throne saying, "As hand, I speak with the king's voice on this and all other matters."
A stone-faced Rhaenyra stands in the Throne Room with what looks like an older Jacaerys and one of Daemon's twins behind her.
We get another shot of Otto in his element.
Then we hear Rhaenys say, "Tomorrow, the Hightowers land their first blow," over this shot of Rhaenyra looking quite concerned.
And then we get this shot of the Hightowers themselves — aka Team Green — gathered together.
We get a smirk from an older Aegon as an older Aemond stands behind him.
There's a shot of the seven-pointed star, which has apparently been installed in the small council chamber.
We then pan down to where Alicent sits at the head of the small council table — once again, her faith is emphasized, and notably, she's sitting in the king's place here.
We then see Rhaenyra telling Daemon, "Those vipers rule in my father's name."
Cut to one of those "vipers," Otto, looking very pleased with himself.
And then Daemon responds to Rhaenyra: "To King's Landing, then."
There's this really dark shot that seems to be Viserys's bedchamber, with a sick (or dead?) Viserys in bed and someone who appears to be Rhaenyra walking toward him.
A hand grabs a medical instrument.
Then we hear someone say, "The Sea Snake has taken a grave wound in battle in the Stepstones," accompanied by this shot of Rhaenys.
Interestingly, Corlys doesn't appear in this trailer, but his brother Vaemond pops up, looking very smirky.
We get a shot of Criston sparring with Aemond in the training yard.
He is not holding back.
Then we see Rhaenys sitting on the Driftwood Throne at High Tide — suggesting that Corlys is absent or dead.
He's possibly still in the Stepstones, but we then get Vaemond saying to Rhaenys, "Who will take the Driftwood Throne?"
We hear Viserys say, "The crown cannot stand strong if the House of the Dragon remains divided." So he's not dead! At least not yet.
There's a shot of what seems to be the gates to the Red Keep opening, with Vaemond on the other side.
Someone who looks like an older Lucerys, with Jace behind him, looks at something or someone with concern. We hear someone — perhaps Vaemond — say, "This is a matter of blood, not ambition," which reinforces the idea that he's gunning for the Driftwood Throne himself over Rhaenyra's children.
There's a shot of Daemon looking at a dragon egg.
Another one of Otto with the Iron Throne.
Jace slams his hands against a table while Aegon lurks nearby.
A hooded figure approaches someone who might be Mysaria.
Rhaenyra tells someone, "This is a trap."
We get another shot of poor Luke looking concerned again.
While an intense Aemond says, "Nephews," and it sounds like a challenge to Jace and Luke.
We then see one of Rhaenyra's boys — likely Jace — hitting Aemond.
Then we see Aegon slamming someone who looks like Luke into a table while a horrified Velaryon twin looks on.
We then get Otto saying, "The threat of war looms."
And then the trailer closes with Vaemond entering the Red Keep.
What are you looking forward to next week?
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