Wed, 28 September 2022
In this The Cast Beyond the Wall podcast discussion, returning guest Lanie James joins hosts Caleb Masters and Daniel Stull to cover the sixth chapter of House of the Dragon, "The Princess and the Queen."
The story jumps forward by ten years, the most of any episode of the series yet, and introduces us to an older Rhaenyra Targaryen (now played by Emma D'Arcy) and Alicent Hightower (now played by Olivia Cooke) who have seemingly reversed their power statuses despite Rhaenyra remaining the heir to the throne. With the next generation of Targaryen and Velaryon children now being caught in the middle of the family feud as King Viserys slowly wilts away, it's only a matter of time before war breaks out. Meanwhile, as each of Westeros's most powerful women seeks to either make good with or unseat the other, "The Princess and the Queen," reveals one of the kingdom's major shadow players, Larys Strong, to the game.
Does the latest time jump derail the previous episodes' momentum or does it give the story a fresh reboot bringing us closer to a satisfying conclusion?
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According to the IMDB synopsis, “The Princess and the Queen” is described as:
"Ten years later. Rhaenyra navigates Alicent's continued speculation about her children, while Daemon and Laena weigh an offer in Pentos."
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