Emma D'Arcy as Rhaeynyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon.

All ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Episode Names Confirmed So Far

Targaryens are going to war and dragons are about to dance. House of the Dragon season two premiered on June 16 and HBO only dropped one episode that night. We can’t binge the entirety of season two quite yet, so let’s take a look at all the episode titles that have already been confirmed in the meantime.

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Spoilers ahead for all episodes of ‘House of the Dragon’ seasons one and two.

Episode 1: ‘A Son for a Son’

Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen in House of the dragon season 2 episode 1

The premiere episode of season two is titled “A Son for a Son” and for good reason. For those of us who watched the finale of House of the Dragon season one, we saw the death of Lucerys Valeryon via his uncle Aemond Targaryen when Vhagar brutally crunched Arrax in half and (presumably) had Luke as a snack. It’s easy to see why Luke’s mother Rhaenyra Targaryen wants vengeance or why this episode is titled as it is. Honestly given the fan feedback, I think it should have been called “Blood and Cheese.”

Episode 2: ‘Rhaenyra the Cruel’

House of the Dragon season two

When HOTD season two episode two aired, it was almost immediately clear why the episode is titled “Rhaenyra the Cruel”. As King Aegon’s council tries to face the grievous events at the end of episode two in which Jaehaerys Targaryen is beheaded, Otto Hightower suggests that the council use the event to cast political rancor on Rhaenyra. Not only is this accepted, but a public display of grief is architected and a horrid spectacle even our Queen Rhaenyra herself would never approve of takes place.

Episode 3: ‘The Burning Mill’

King Consort Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon season two

At the end of June 2024 we got “The Burning Mill”, the third episode in this second season of HOTD. The story opens with a Bracken versus Blackwood feud coming to a head on a disputed territory line in the Riverlands. If you’ve been following season two as closely as we have, we all know the Riverlands are a critical location for a queen to secure Westeros. So when the locals erupt into battle and death and burning mills down, the conflict between the greens and the blacks continued to heat up.

Episode 4: ‘The Red Dragon and the Gold’

Lord Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenys Targaryen in House of the Dragon season two

We all had to experience this devastating and wild episode together as the war between the dragons begins in full force. Meleys, the red dragon that is bonded with Princess Rhaenys, goes to war and it’s a bloody exchange. In the heat of the of the moment, Aegon mounts his gold dragon Sunfyre and goes to join Ser Criston Cole and Dwayne Hightower on the battlefield at Rook’s Rest. Aegon, Sunfyre and Vhagar, whom Aemond Targaryen rides, team up against Meleys and Rhaenys. Both the Princess and her brave dragon engage with their fiercest courage, which is heartbreaking at the end of the episode. But isn’t breaking viewers’ hearts a classic Game of Thrones universe move?

Episode 5: ‘Regent’

Aemond Targaryen in House of the Dragon season two episode five

After the injuries and deaths at the Battle of Rook’s Rest in episode four of this season, the realm and all our favorite characters are reeling with grief and shock. We got to see dragons really fight and it was tough to see the sky puppies in battle. The real question is, how will the greens recover with Aegon injured and abed, since their entire strategy relied on his claim to the throne. Who will be the regent while Aegon is ill? You’ll have to watch the episode to find out.

Episode 6

Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower in 'House of the Dragon'

Episode six has no title as of the premiere week either. We’ll be able to watch it when it airs on Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 9pm EST. This episode is directed by Andrij Parekh, who is an expert drama director with six episodes of Succession under his belt, including the infamous episode titled “Kill List” where the Roy siblings travel to Norway to negotiate with Mattson. Suffice to say we predict this episode will be full of gripping, world-changing conversations.

Episode 7

Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower in 'House of the Dragon'

We may not know the title of episode seven just yet but we do get one image hint on IMDB: Rhaenyra and a massive dragon that is definitely not Syrax, Rhaenyra’s dragon. Was there foreshadowing in the final episode of season one when Daemon talked about the many untamed, wild dragons available near Dragonstone? We must know! But we’ll have to wait until July 28, 2024, at 9pm EST to find out for sure what this image means. If having action-focused director Loni Peristere on board for this episode is any indication, then episode seven is going to be full of it. Peristere has a resume that includes directing episodes of American Horror Story, Warrior, and The Witcher.

Episode 8

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Though the title of the season two finale is as yet unknown, it will air on Sunday, August 4, 2024 and make us all sad that the second season is over. It will be directed by Geeta V. Patel, who has a huge range of television experience, having directed episodes of shows ranging from Ahsoka to The Great to Under the Bridge. We do get a preview image from IMDB, but it feels fairly generic as it’s simply a dragon flying towards a distant city that could (maybe?) be King’s Landing. It’s hard to tell. We’ll know soon enough after we feel the heat of the Targaryen face-offs all summer long.

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