New House of the Dragon Finale Pics Tease the Looming Targaryen War

Ahead of the Oct. 23 House of the Dragon finale, HBO released new photos, which tease the royal family drama reaching its peak. Check them out!

By Alyssa Ray Oct 20, 2022 10:39 PMTags
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We bend the knee to these House of the Dragon finale pics.

On Oct. 20, HBO dropped several photos from the highly anticipated season one finale, promising that the teased Dance of the Dragons war is brewing among the Targaryens. In one image, Rhaenyra (Emma D'Arcy) and husband Daemon (Matt Smith) look outraged as they receive news at their home on Dragonstone. We're guessing they've finally learned the truth about the events of episode nine, in which Rhaenyra's brother Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney) usurped her crown.

But not all is lost, as a member of The Kingsguard is seen bending the knee with a crown in tow. Looks like not everyone has embraced King Aegon!

In fact, Rhaenyra's cousin Princess Rhaenys (Eve Best) makes an appearance in the finale episode, proving she is doubling down on her loyalty to the rightful queen. She warns in a trailer released Oct. 16, "The Greens are coming for you, Rhaenyra. And for your children."

So, it's safe to assume some action is set to go down this Sunday.

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But don't just take our word for it. Olivia Cooke, who plays Queen Alicent Hightower, told E! News in August to expect "dread" in the final episode of season one. "Dread, dread, immediate dread," Cooke shared at the time. "And also excitement."

Keep reading for a closer look at the drama to come:

Mother and Son

Rhaenyra (Emma D'Arcy) comforts her son as war looms.

We Bend the Knee

Rhaenyra looks ready to fight for her birthright.

A New Small Council

Rhaenyra's supporters rally around her on Dragonstone.

A United Front

Rhaenyra and her husband Daemon (Matt Smith) prove they're stronger than ever.

Prince of Dragonstone

One of Rhaenyra's sons appears concerned as tension within the royal family grows.

The New Heir

Daemon advises Rhaenyra's heir in this tense sneak peek.

Who Will Wear the Crown?

A Targaryen civil war is brewing, but this knight has clearly picked a side.

New episodes of House of the Dragon arrive Sundays on HBO and HBO Max.

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