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Battle of Burning Mill happens mostly off-screen in House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 3

Did HBO just skip the majority of the Battle of Burning Mill?

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Battle of Burning Mill happens mostly off-screen in House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 3
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The second season of House of the Dragon is expected to be bloodier than the first. Fans are drawing comparisons between the upcoming battle scenes and the notorious “Battle of the Bastards” from “Game of Thrones,” anticipating even more gruesome sequences. With the new season comprising only eight episodes, there is hope that several fight scenes from the book will be adapted for the screen. Among these, the Battle of the Burning Mill was highly anticipated.

House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 3 shows the aftermath of the Battle of the Burning Mill

The Battle of the Burning Mill was the first significant battle in Dance of the Dragons, where forces who declared for Rhaenyra (Blackwoods) fought against those of the Greens (Brackens). Though most of it happens off-screen, the aftermath is as bloody as one can imagine, with huge losses from both sides.

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Fans are confused about the Battle of the Burning Mill

The show once again skipped a major content from George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, leading some fans to question if it even was the aforementioned battle or something else. Some of them took to X and said:

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