House Of The Dragon: New King Ascends To Iron Throne As Royals Conspire Following Viserys’ Death

For the iron throne, Otto, Alicent, and the council conspire. As King Landings say goodbye to the deceased, the New King ascends to the throne.

The final episode of House Of The Dragon, episode nine, was released on October 17. In the King’s Landings, there was a strange silence, to begin with. In the palace, morning appeared to be completely dark.

Her attendant informed Alicent Hightower that her husband and King Viserys I had passed away. She told her father the news and the misconception she had internalized about Viserys wanting his son Aegon to be the King.

Otto couldn’t believe it. The scene closes with the father-daughter team discussing how to move forward after Alicent declares, “It’s the truth.”

Secret Plans Of Otto & Council

The council learned that the King had gone away later in the day. According to Otto, Viserys parted ways with them after giving them each a gift. He said that before he passed away, he told his wife he wanted his son to take the Iron throne and rule the seven kingdoms.

The council concurred and stated that there was a lot to be accomplished now that they had the support of their King. After all this time, Alicent understood that the council was already planning to install Aegon as the monarch of the seven kingdoms.

Lord Lymn Beesbury criticized the council for planning. He shouted in shock, asking how the King could have abruptly changed his mind, expressed his request to no one but his wife, and then passed away. Ser Criston assassinated him before he could tell anyone the message.

Aegon Is Missing

Alicent, Aemond, and Criston are concerned about Aegon’s location because he is nowhere to be found. Criston and Aemond search the King’s Landing’s streets and nightclubs, but they are unsuccessful.

Otto enters the hall and requests that members of other houses swear allegiance to the new monarch as they had done in the past with Rhaenyra. No one was to leave the palace without first expressing their intentions. He made it plain. It was evident that each person had only one option. They must either get on their knees or face being locked up.

When they could not locate Aegon, Criston and Aemond started talking to each other in an ally. Aemond admitted that he wanted to rule as King. He stated that he was the next in line of succession and that it had never been his brother’s concern who would take the throne. “If they come looking for me, I plan to be found,” he declared.

War Of Words Between Rhaenys & Alicent

When Princess Rhaenys discovered Alicent standing in her room, she learned of King’s passing. She predicted that Aegon would succeed Viserys as King, claiming that this was Viserys’ final request. She was there pleading with Rhaenys for help.

Alicent made a concerted effort to persuade Rhaenys. The Queen, despite being clever, had always relied on males for support—her father, husband, and now son. The only reason Alicent asked Rhaenys for help was to create a window in her cell. The princess questioned the Queen about her desire to take the throne. Alicent walked out of Rhaenys’ room.

Alicent’s Wishes

In his room, Otto and Alicent talk about what would happen to Rhaenyra Targaryen. She claimed that her hesitation to commit murder was not a weakness. She added that she intended to send Rhaenyra three terms, which she would be honored to accept.

Alicent also expressed to Otto her desire for all seven kingdoms to be present to see Aegon ascend and Ser Criston become the new High Commander.

Alicent found Lord Larys Strong waiting for her as she entered her room. She took off her shoes and sat next to him, showing him her leg skin. It forced Lord Larys to divulge all the information to her. She gave him a duty that would undoubtedly result in bloodshed.

Aegon Ascends The Iron Throne

When Otto reported Viserys Targaryen’s death and Aegon’s ascension to the iron throne, the royals and residents of King’s Landings flocked to the town hall.

Aegon assumed the role of King and put the crown on his head after the rituals. Everyone was required to get down on their knees in front of the true King, who should be known to all, according to Ser Criston’s announcement.

A dragon materialized out of nowhere as Aegon revealed his newly acquired abilities. Riding it, Princess Rhaenys took off from the room. Alicent did, however, briefly consider burning them all.

The planning for the iron throne has already burned through bloodlines. The episode’s unsettling stillness was a plan to prepare the ground for future brutal battles. We eagerly anticipate how Rhaenyra and her family will reclaim what they were promised and rightfully earned.

Final Lines

On October 17, episode nine of House of the Dragon came out. This was the last episode. At first, there was a strange silence in King’s Landing. The palace looked like it was pitch black when dawn came.

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