House of the Dragon Season Finale Trailer: The War Begins

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The end is nigh, but the battle is only just beginning.

HBO dropped the official trailer for House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 10, and it picks up in the immediate aftermath of the penultimate episode of the season.

Rhaenys, who just escaped King's Landing by the skin of her teeth, arrives in Dragonstone to tell Rhaenyra and Daemon what went down, including all about her father's death.

The Final Battle - House of the Dragon

Understandably, Rhaenyra is shocked but is well aware that her life could be on the line, meaning that she has to rally as many supporters as she can in a short time.

Storm's End is one of those supporters, and there is plenty to consider because we hear that it could be at risk in the trailer.

Rhaenys Looks Unimpressed - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 9

With Lord Beesbury murdered by Criston, it's obvious there will be plenty more death on the horizon.

The war is only just beginning, meaning that the dance of the dragons is underway.

The good news is that Rhaenyra manages to don her father's crown, thanks to Ser Erryk.

The tension is off the charts because there will be a big battle of sorts, including dragons, Rhaenyra's children, and so much more.

Last Goodbye - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 9

We will likely lose another big player before the season is over, but the bigger question will be how we leave these characters for what will probably be two years.

The special effects and production demands take a 2023 return for House of the Dragon off the table.

Rhaenyra will be livid that she didn't get to see her father's body and that the power she was supposed to get has been stolen from under her by her half-brother.

Aemond is present in the trailer, which is something we didn't expect after House of the Dragon Episode 9 seemed to be about pausing the storyline of the Greens.

Attending a Funeral - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 7

Check out the official trailer below and hit the comments below.

Are you ready for the big finale?

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House of the Dragon Quotes

I, Viserys Targaryen, first of his name King of the Andals, and the Rhoynar, and the First Men Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm do hereby name Rhaenyra Targaryen Princess of Dragons tone And heir to the Iron Throne.


As the first century of the Targaryen dynasty came to a close The health of the Old King, Jaehaerys, was failing. In those days, House Targaryen stood at the height of its strength with ten adult dragons under its yoke. No power in the world could stand against it. King Jaehaerys reigned over nearly 60 years of peace and prosperity but tragedy had claimed both his sons Leaving his succession in doubt. So, in the year 101 The Old King called a Great Council to choose an heir. Over a thousand lords made the journey to Harrenhal. Fourteen succession claims were heard But only two were truly considered. Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, the King's eldest descendant and her younger cousin, Prince Viserys Targaryen The King's eldest male descendant. It is declared by all lords paramount and lords vassal of the Seven Kingdoms That Prince Viserys Targaryen be made Prince of Dragons tone! Rhaenys, a woman, would not inherit the Iron Throne. The lords instead chose Viserys my father. Jaehaerys called the Great Council To prevent a war being fought over his succession. For he knew the cold truth. The only thing that could tear down the House of the Dragon was itself.