New House of the Dragon clip shows a major life event for Emma D’Arcy’s Rhaenyra
Warning: This article contains spoilers for House of the Dragon Episode 5. If you haven’t caught up yet, come back now!
The four main characters of House of the Dragon Episode 6 will be recast, as the story jumps forward ten years – and to prepare us, HBO has introduced two new faces in a suspense-free new clip.
The snippet, which you can watch below, follows from the wedding of Rhaenyna Targaryen (then played by Millie Alcock) and Lenore Velarion (Theo Nutt) in episode 5. Privately agreeing they will allow each other to have separate boyfriends, check on Raheena and her new baby.
“A boy! I just heard,” Lanor (now played by John McMillan) exults as she bursts through the door. “Good job. Where are you going?”
Here’s the first look at Emma D’Arcy and John McMillan in next week’s episode of #HouseoftheDragon. And I’m just getting started. #HBO50 pic.twitter.com/iD9OLz5AVFSeptember 20, 2022
“She wants to see him,” explains a shocked Reinaira (now played by Emma D’Arcy), referring to her former best friend and stepmother Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke, taking over from Emily Carrey). As the pair begin to walk into the queen’s chambers, Lenore innocently asks if the birth was “terribly painful”, to which the royals shoot her down. “I once took a lance to the shoulder,” he recalls sweetly, as Rahena sarcastically replies: “My deepest sympathies.”
Before climbing some stairs, Rahena groans in pain. But when he hears the clock start to strike, he insists to Lenore that they must walk. As the War of Succession begins, he will not allow Alicent to be seen in a vulnerable state.
Although it is only 71 seconds, it is a great introduction for new actors. Fans who are skeptical of the time jump will probably be happy to see that Rahena is as stubborn and determined as she was when she was younger, while her sweet relationship with Lenore has lasted over a decade – even though her boyfriend Kristen Cole (Fabian Frankel) beat her. his, Joffrey Lonmouth (Solly McLeod), dies due to a misunderstanding in their marriage. In short, though, it’s easy to accept that these are the same characters we’ve been seeing for the past six weeks.
House of the Dragon continues on Sunday, September 25 on HBO in the US and the following day on Sky Atlantic and Now in the UK. To make sure you never miss an episode, keep up to date with our House of the Dragon release schedule.