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Why House of the Dragon changed one of the book’s scariest moments

The second season of the Game of Thrones spin-off premiered last night Dragon House One of George R.R. Martin’s most infamous deaths is resolved in a new way that will surprise fans.

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during an interview typeShowrunner Ryan Condal explained why the Max show strayed away from Martin’s original recollection of events as readers know them. fire and blood—the author’s historical interpretation of Westeros’ Targaryen history—called “Blood and Cheese,” named after the two assassins who murdered Jaehaerys Targaryllon. exist “Sub exchange for son” Blood and cheese takes center stage as Damon (Matt Smith) hires to exact revenge Rhaenyra’s (Emma Darcy) son Lucerys died at the end of last season. We continue to learn about the duo’s dastardly deeds, which are more directly orchestrated in the show than in fire and bloodlet Rhaenyra summon Eamond (played by Ivan Mitchell) die.

“One of the most challenging things about adapting fire and blood Condal explains, “There’s this intentionally conflicting narrative in the book, where there’s often these three different views of history that don’t agree with each other, so our job as adapters is to try to find a target path through this way, bringing the audience into the narrative we see, in the book it’s much messier – Blood and Cheese has no specific target specified, just Daemon’s command to “an eye for an eye, a son for a son,” So try to kill the first boy they find.

“It feels like Rhaenyra, despite being in grief, is seeking revenge, but she’s going to choose a target that has some sort of strategic or military advantage,” Kondar continued. “Of course, if you do kill Aemond, he will not only be directly punished for betraying and murdering Luke, but you will also eliminate the largest dragon knight in the world, immediately creating an advantage for their side.” Jaehaerys is still dead exist Dragon HouseBut more due to Blood and Cheese’s incompetence – instead of finding Aemond, the assassins stumbled across her in the chamber of his sister and wife, Queen Helena, and her twin children.

In the books, Helana actually sacrifices her youngest son, Maelor (he does not appear in the books) Dragon House Because the play compresses the timeline fire and blood), Jaehaerys was killed by Blood and Cheese anyway – but in the show, Helena was forced to sacrifice him to save her daughter. “We knew it was going to be horrific and brutal – we didn’t want it to be gratuitous or excessive,” Condal said of the murder. “The idea of ​​the scene was to dramatize a failed heist. So we left the central narrative of the world of demons, Rhaenyra, Alicent and Aegon, and all of a sudden we were following an alleyway that we had just been in Flea Bottom. These two characters we meet in Daemon give them a mission to go in and find Aemond Targaryen, and we’re following them, and we’re not going to cut it, and we’re not going to. Back to the other narratives – ‘Oh God, what’s going to happen?

Dragon House airs Sunday on HBO and Max.


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