HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Director Confirms GAME OF THRONES Easter Egg(s) In Latest Episode; Talks [SPOILER] Cameo

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Director Confirms GAME OF THRONES Easter Egg(s) In Latest Episode; Talks [SPOILER] Cameo

The director of this past Sunday's House of the Dragon episode has confirmed those eggs belonged to exactly who we suspected and breaks down that surprise cameo from a season 1 star. Read on for details...

By JoshWilding - Jul 02, 2024 04:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Game of Thrones
Source: Mashable

Sunday's episode of House of the Dragon featured a surprise cameo - Milly Alcock as the young Rhaenyra Targaryen - and an unexpected link to Game of Thrones

In a bid to keep her children safe, Emma D'Arcy's Rhaenyra sends them to Vale alongside Rhaena Targaryen (Phoebe Campbell). The rightful Queen's cousin/stepdaughter also takes two young dragons, Tyraxes and Stormcloud, and four fragile dragon eggs...three of which should be familiar to you. 

Yes, the gold, green, and reddish-black eggs are indeed the same ones given to Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) in the first episode of Game of Thrones

Talking to Mashable, House of the Dragon episode 3 director Geeta Vasant Patel confirmed, "Those are Daenerys' eggs. All of us who work on this show are big Game of Thrones fans, so it was very exciting to shoot that scene."

"The other part of [the egg scene] is Rhaena saying goodbye and giving up her family in order to be a leader," Patel added.

This marks a change to the source material where George R.R. Martin established that Daenerys' dragon eggs were sent to Essos during the reign of Jaehaerys I, many years before the "Dance of the Dragons" took place. It's a minor change in the grand scheme of things, though, and an Easter Egg which better connects the two TV shows. 

As for the fourth egg, expect it to eventually hatch into Rhaena's dragon, Morning. 

In a separate interview with Screen Rant, Patel explained the meaning behind the young Rhaenyra's return and Daemon Targaryen's (Matt Smith) reaction to that vision of his niece/wife. 

"[In] that dream, she looks at him — and the way we talked about it is she doesn't need to say anything. We just worked on the look; the meaning that comes from all the episodes before she looks at him, and she cuts him. She says, 'Hey, you killed a boy. You don't do that.'"

"People have said that to him all the way through. But when young Rhaenyra says it to him, it's the first time he feels it. It's the first time he processes his actions, though he's been killing people left and right since the beginning. This is the first time we see him regret. We see him feel. We actually kept talking, in between takes, about how this is something we've never seen before in Daemon."

"There was a take where Matt went in, and he just kept saying, 'No, I need another take. I need another take.' He was really such a hardworking actor on this, and all of a sudden I saw his face break after Milly looked at him. I just saw his hands loosen, and I saw the tear in his eye. Then I had a tear in my eye because we both felt it. Even the crew got emotional at that moment. And it wasn't about House of the Dragon, it was about making a mistake that you deeply regret that hurt somebody else. It's just that simple."

Here's a new promo for next week's episode of House of the Dragon

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Episode 6 Teaser Sees New Dragons Enter The Dance - SPOILERS
Related:

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Episode 6 Teaser Sees New Dragons Enter The Dance - SPOILERS

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: [SPOILER]'s Head Is Paraded Through The Streets In Episode 5 Promo
Recommended For You:

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: [SPOILER]'s Head Is Paraded Through The Streets In Episode 5 Promo

DISCLAIMER: SFFGazette.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]

SFFGazette.com, and/or the user who contributed this post, may earn commissions or revenue through clicks or purchases made through any third-party links contained within the content above.

Be the first to comment and get the conversation going!

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.

View Recorder