The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is finally here, and it is every bit as chaotic as it should be under the guise of a forced peace. The Greens have successfully taken hold of King’s Landing, keeping Viserys’ death a secret from Rhaenyra.
After Viserys’ crown goes missing, as Rhaenys steals it with Erryk Cargyll before fleeing King’s Landing, Aegon II is crowned with Aegon the Conqueror’s original coronet.
In his drunken state, Viserys confides in his wife, Alicent, about his doubts over his choice of heir. He says, “Many in my line have been dragonriders, very few among us have been dreamers. What is the power of dragons next to the power of prophecy?”
He goes on to talk about his dream of having a son born wearing Aegon the Conqueror’s crown, when Rhaenyra was younger. Viserys never had that dream again, and to keep the kingdom united, he named Rhaenyra his heir.