House of the Dragon Episode 7 Ending Explained: Rhaenyra & Daemon’s Plan

House of the Dragon Episode 7 Ending Explained: Rhaenyra & Daemon’s Plan

This week’s episode of the HBO Max series House of the Dragon has thrilled fans and has left them in anticipation of what’s to come. The ending of Episode 7 has established Queen Alicent and her allies while Princess Rhaenyra succeeds to instill Prince Daemon on her side.

Episode 7 ends with many new relations being made and old ones being severed. Daemon and Rhaenyra’s execute a plan to instill themselves as the successors of Westeros and strengthen Rhaenyra’s claim to the throne. 

Though their actions cost the Velaryons their son, the last few seconds of Episode 7 had at least one happy ending, that of Ser Laenor Velaryon’s.

In episode 7, after Laena’s death, Daemon and Rhaenyra reunite after a decade, and having grown out of their foolish young years, they finally come together. Daemon reminds Rhaenyra that for her to take him as her husband, Laenor must be dealt with. But Rhaenyra explains she loves Laenor, even if only platonically.

Daemon and Rhaenyra devise a plan and stage Laenor’s death, leading the Velaryons to believe that Ser Qarl killed him in a fiery duel. But according to the voiceover, the body was of an unnamed guard killed by Daemon moments before Laenor and Qarl’s staged a fight. Laenor and Ser Qarl flee to Essos while Rhaenyra and Daemon get married.

House of the Dragon Episode 7 Ending Explained: Rhaenyra & Daemon's Plan
Ser Laenor Velaryon  | Source: HBOMax

Their marriage would strengthen Rhaenyra’s claim to the throne, and with people speculating their hand in Laenor’s death, fear would be instilled in the public.

House of the Dragon Episode 7 Ending Explained: Rhaenyra & Daemon's Plan
Queen Alicent Hightower recruits Lord Strong | Source: HBO Max

In Episode 7, Alicent shows her other side and finds a supporter in her father and the new Lord Strong. The animosity between the Blacks and Greens grows as these new relations are brought forward, setting up the stage for the eventual Dance of the Dragons.

House of the Dragon will be back with Season 1’s final time jump in Episode 8 next Sunday on HBO Max.

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About House Of The Dragon

House of the Dragon is the prequel series to HBO’s blockbuster Game of Thrones based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood.

Set three hundred years before the events of Game of ThronesHouse of the Dragon will show Westeros under the Targaryen family’s rule before the dragons went extinct. It will follow the Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war between siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra, who fought for the throne after the death of their father, Viserys I.

Directed by Ryan Condall and Miguel Sapochnik, the show stars Paddy Considine as Viserys I Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, Tom Glynn-Craney as Aegon II Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, Fabien Frankel as Criston Cole, and Graham McTavish.

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