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House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4 Recap, Where to Watch House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4?

In House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4, "The Red Dragon and the Gold," intense battles unfold as dragons clash at Rook’s Rest, leading to major losses and political turmoil within the Targaryen dynasty.

by Rubaditsha

Updated Jul 08, 2024

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House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4 Recap, Where to Watch House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4?

House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

In the latest episode of "House of the Dragon" Season 2, Episode 4, the show finally brings dragons into battle after much buildup. The episode begins with Ser Criston Cole winning battles and gaining loyalty from King Aegon II. Daemon, meanwhile, is losing his sanity at Harrenhal, taking questionable actions and drinking a mysterious poison.

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In King’s Landing, tensions rise as Aemond and Cole plan a war strategy, leading to a confrontation at Rook's Rest. The highlight is a dramatic dragon battle between Rhaenys and Aegon II. Rhaenys and her dragon, Melys, clash with Aegon II’s dragon, Sunfyre, and Aemond’s Vhagar.

The intense fight results in Melys' death and Aegon II being severely burned. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, with both Aegon II and Rhaenys' fates uncertain. Back at Dragonstone, Rhaenyra realizes war is unavoidable, despite her earlier hopes for peace.

The episode is filled with strategic maneuvers, personal conflicts, and significant battles, bringing back the intense drama and action reminiscent of the original "Game of Thrones" series.

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Where to Watch House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4?

"House of the Dragon" Season 2, Episode 4 aired on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at 9 p.m. ET. Fans had several options to watch the episode live. It was available on both HBO and Max at the scheduled time. For those who preferred streaming, they could watch the episode on Max, where it started streaming at the same time it aired on HBO.

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All previous episodes were also available on Max for viewers to catch up. If you wanted to watch it live, tuning in to HBO or Max at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday nights was the way to go.

House of the Dragon Episode 4

In Episode 4 of "House of the Dragon," the series finally delivers on its promise of epic dragon battles. After building tension over the first few episodes of Season 2, the show kicks into high gear with dragons fighting at Rook’s Rest. Ser Criston Cole, now a hero among the royals, faces controversy while Daemon Targaryen struggles with madness and dark deeds.

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King Aegon II feels overwhelmed by his duties, and his mother Alicent criticizes him for his lack of leadership. The episode culminates in a dramatic dragon fight where major characters face possible deaths. This episode returns the show to the dramatic, high-stakes action fans love, marking a thrilling chapter in the "House of the Dragon" saga.

House of the Dragon Episode 4 Release Date

Episode 4 of "House of the Dragon" premiered on Sunday, July 7, 2024. The episode aired at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO and Max. Fans who preferred streaming could watch the episode on Max at the same time it aired on HBO. The show continued in its primetime Sunday slot, maintaining its regular release schedule.

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In this episode, viewers finally saw the long-awaited dragonback combat, escalating the tension and conflict that had been building throughout the season. Episode 4 followed the aftermath of Rhaenyra and Alicent's face-to-face confrontation and set the stage for an all-out conflict. "House of the Dragon" Season 2 had a total of eight episodes, with new episodes airing weekly until August 4, 2024. The series had already been renewed for a third season.

House of the Dragon

"House of the Dragon" is an American fantasy drama TV series created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO. It's a prequel to "Game of Thrones" and the second show in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" franchise. The first season had Condal and Miguel Sapochnik as showrunners.

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Based on Martin's book "Fire & Blood," it starts 100 years after the Targaryen conquest united the Seven Kingdoms, 200 years before "Game of Thrones," and 172 years before Daenerys Targaryen's birth. The show follows the decline of House Targaryen and the "Dance of the Dragons" war.

The series got a straight-to-series order in October 2019. Casting began in July 2020, and filming started in April 2021 in the UK. It premiered on August 21, 2022, with ten episodes. The second season, with eight episodes, started on June 16, 2024, and was renewed for a third season.

The first season was praised for character development, visual effects, and acting, but criticized for pacing and dark scenes. It won several awards, including a Golden Globe for Best TV Series – Drama.

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House of the Dragon Cast

Actor

Character

Paddy Considine King Viserys I Targaryen (season 1)
Matt Smith Prince Daemon Targaryen
Emma D'Arcy Princess / Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen
Milly Alcock Young Rhaenyra Targaryen (season 1; guest season 2)
Rhys Ifans Ser Otto Hightower
Steve Toussaint Lord Corlys Velaryon ("the Sea Snake")
Eve Best Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (seasons 1–2)
Sonoya Mizuno Mysaria
Fabien Frankel Ser Criston Cole
Olivia Cooke Queen / Dowager Queen Alicent Hightower
Emily Carey Young Alicent Hightower (season 1)
Graham McTavish Ser Harrold Westerling
Matthew Needham Lord Larys Strong
Jefferson Hall Lord Jason Lannister, Ser Tyland Lannister
Harry Collett Prince Jacaerys Velaryon
Tom Glynn-Carney Prince / King Aegon II Targaryen
Ty Tennant Young Prince Aegon Targaryen
Ewan Mitchell Prince Aemond Targaryen
Leo Ashton Young Prince Aemond Targaryen
Bethany Antonia Lady Baela Targaryen
Shani Smethurst Young Baela Targaryen
Phoebe Campbell Lady Rhaena Targaryen
Eva Ossei-Gerning Young Rhaena Targaryen
Phia Saban Princess / Queen Helaena Targaryen
Evie Allen Young Helaena Targaryen
Kurt Egyiawan Grand Maester Orwyle
Kieran Bew Hugh Hammer (season 2)
Abubakar Salim Alyn of Hull (season 2)
Tom Taylor Lord Cregan Stark
Clinton Liberty Addam of Hull
Tom Bennett Ulf White
Ellora Torchia Kat
Freddie Fox Ser Gwayne Hightower
Gayle Rankin Alys Rivers
Simon Russell Beale Ser Simon Strong



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