16 details you might have missed in House of The Dragon Episode 8

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Evenfall Hall, the seat of House Tarth

Princess Rhaenys tries to assess the condition of her husband by asking a few questions. The maester replies that they have reached Evenfall.


Foreshadowing of Vaemond’s fate

Lord Vaemond Velaryon begins to argue with Princess Rhaenys about the line of succession for the throne of Driftmark. Rhaenys warns him what he is doing is treason.


Reference to House Stark

Otto Hightower stands up and speaks "Shall we levy a tax on the sale of new wool?”. it is a cool little reference to the North, more specifically, the Starks.


Foreshadowing of House of The Dragon’s version of the Cleganebowl

When Jace and Luke go down to the training area, the kingsguard are seen training. Two of them are the Cargyll twins.


The old knight staring at Jace and Luke

One of the older knights is seen staring at the young princes. He belonged to House Mallister, one of the most prominent noble houses from the riverlands.


Rhaenys missing from the feast, and Cargyll’s alliances

She is still in the crypt with Vaemond’s body contemplating her choices. Also, the Kingsguard standing at the back. Yes, the Cargyll twins.


Beware the beast under the board

Princess Helaena has been shown to possess a special gift, the ability to foreshadow the event of House of The Dragon through her playful mumblings.


Lord Caswell greets Rhaenyra

The only person from the small council present to greet Rhaenyra and Daemon, the same person who first congratulates Rhaenyra in episode 6 on the birth of Joffrey. 


Vince Gerardis reference

Discussing her father’s health with her husband, Princess Rhaenyra mentions maester Gerardys. George R.R. Martin’s agent and executive producer of House of the Dragon.


Mysaria’s spy

It is clear at this point that Mysaria has been keeping tabs on the insides of King’s Landing, through her spies like Alicent’s handmaiden, Talya. 


The Pink Dread

The last supper seems to be going well, and a couple of servants serve a roasted pig on the table. Lucerys begins to chuckle, as it brought back memories when they were little. 


Viserys’ face holds a deeper meaning at the supper

The side that’s more rotten and covered with a mask is facing the Hightowers, and the less rotten side faces Rhaenyra and her family.


GoT references: No son of mine

Alicent briefly disowns Aegon after he rapes her maid earlier in the episode. A reference to what Tywin Lannister says to Tyrion in Game of Thrones, before his death.


Vaemond’s head-chopping parallel

There was another scene in the pilot episode of Game of Thrones itself. The White Walker beheads a brother of the Night’s Watch the same way.


King Viserys from House of The Dragon and Viserys from Game of Thrones

The way King Viserys II Targaryen’s face is covered with a golden mask is a neat reference to Viserys from Game of Thrones.


Death of an Arryn and Death of a King

Season 1 of both House of The Dragon and Game of Thrones, they begin with the death of an Arryn (Aemma and Jon) and end with the death of the Kings.


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