House of the Dragon Season 1: Review & Evaluation (Episode 10)
The final act in House of the Dragon's first season comes to a head, and the conflict reaches a breaking point here today in Episode 10. The coup is brought to light, battle plans are made, and envoys are sent.
Buckle up as Rhaenys informs Rhaenyra and Daemon of what happened at King's Landing, Otto issues terms, the Sea Snake awakens, a headcount of potential allies is tallied, Jacaerys and Lucerys assume envoy duties, a debt is owed, and we have the first significant casualty.
With Chase & Josh detailing the summary, debating alternative options, rating the episode, providing key takeaways, and discussing potential foreshadows, don't go anywhere!
"Then the storm broke, and the dragons danced."
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House of the Dragon Season 1: Review & Evaluation (Episode 10)
1:22:52The final act in House of the Dragon's first season comes to a head, and the conflict reaches a breaking point here today in Episode 10. The coup is brought to light, battle plans are made, and envoys are sent. Buckle up as Rhaenys informs Rhaenyra and Daemon of what happened at King's Landing, Otto issues terms, the Sea Snake awakens, a headcount of potential allies is tallied, Jacaerys and Lucerys assume envoy duties, a debt is owed, and we have the first significant casualty. With Chase & Josh detailing the summary, debating alternative options, rating the episode, providing key takeaways, and discussing potential foreshadows, don't go anywhere! "Then the storm broke, and the dragons danced."
House of the Dragon Season 1: Review & Evaluation (Episode 9)
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