Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” House of the Dragon, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
House of the Dragon Season 1 TV Series Cast, Episodes, Release Date, Trailer and Ratings
House of the Dragon episode 9 — out now on HBO Max and Disney+ Hotstar — isn't the traditional penultimate episode that Game of Thrones had gotten us used to. There are no big set-pieces here (with that dragon at the end more a sign of things to come). And this new episode doesn't wrap up any long-running storylines (which, on Game of Thrones, opened up the finale to set the table for the next season). In fact, it's an extremely contained episode. Set during the two days immediately following the death of King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine), House of the Dragon episode 9 finds the Queen and her father — Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and Otto (Rhys Ifans) — bickering over how succession will play out. They share a common goal, but their approaches are wildly different.