House of the Dragon season 2 will have a Blood and Cheese episode, and has already been teased as a gritty and brutal revenge storyline.
"House of the Dragon" writer Sara Hess teases a season 2 episode of "Blood and Cheese," which promises to be a brutal and graphic revenge story. House of the Dragon premiered on HBO in August and recently wrapped up its first season. The prequel series is set some 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, when House Targaryen was in power. However, House Targaryen faces internal conflict over who will succeed King Viserys I (Paddy Considine) on the Iron Throne. Days after the show premiered, it was renewed for a second season, which is expected to air sometime in 2024. While the season is still in early development, some details have emerged, with one episode in particular being interesting.
According to Variety, Season 2 of House of the Dragon has been confirmed for a "Blood and Cheese" episode. Fans of George R.R. Martin's Fire and Blood novel, on which the show is based, will be familiar with the term and know it connotes horror. For those unfamiliar with it, Blood and Cheese is the nickname given to two characters in the book who took bloody and brutal revenge on the royal family family. Hess joked that fans won't be "disappointed," which means viewers could be in for an extremely brutal and bloody story in season 2. ^The story foundation for The House of Dragon's Blood and Cheese was laid in Season 1. At the end of the season, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma Darcy) and Ser Lanor Velaryon's (John Macmillan) second son Lutheris (Eliot Griehower) Special) was killed. While the death appears accidental, the son of Rhaenyra's stepmother Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) was involved in the incident. Accident or not, Rhaenyla was livid with rage and ready for revenge. "Blood and Cheese" will be an old-fashioned, creepy "eye for an eye, child for a child" story.
House Of The Dragon's Blood & Cheese Story Explained
The Game of Thrones franchise has had bloody and traumatic episodes before. Season 3, episode 9, "The Red Wedding," in particular, stands out as one of the series' most notorious and shocking episodes. The episode, which saw a wedding celebration turn into a full-scale massacre with countless deaths, stood out to viewers for its surprise and level of violence. It's not just the graphic violence that makes the scene so impactful, it's the emotion in it. So many of the show's beloved characters who established themselves as heroes in the audience's minds were killed in horrific ways with little notice. However, "Blood and Cheese" may finally challenge the notorious legacy of "The Red Wedding."
Blood & Cheese Can Put The Red Wedding To Shame
"Blood and Cheese" is markedly different from "The Red Wedding" in that it has fewer fatalities, but it is bound to increase the shock factor due to the personal dimension of the revenge story. House of the Dragon season 1 established the personal and deep bond that Rhaenyra and Alicent had as children, even as stepmother and stepdaughter, they get along well. It's hard to bear the horrific revenge Rhaenyla and her accomplices have wrought on those they once considered family. Needless to say, House of the Dragon's "Blood and Cheese" episode probably put "The Red Wedding" to shame because it upped the trauma factor by making the murder so personal.
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