House of the Dragon episode 8 trailer is out. HBO dropped a preview for next week’s episode of the Game of Thrones prequel series, which heralds the battle for the Driftmark throne following Lord Corlys Velaryon’s unspecified injury. Titled “The Lord of the Tides,” House of the Dragon episode 8 picks up shortly after the fracas in the Sailor’s Kingdom, which delivered fake deaths and the beginnings of conflict. House of the Dragon episode 8 premieres on October 10 at 6.30 IST/9. October at 9 PM ET on Disney+ Hotstar and HBO Max respectively.
The trailer for House of the Dragon episode 8 starts with what seems like a minor time jump, returning Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) to power as the Hand of the King. In light of King Viserys’ (Paddy Considine) inexplicable absence, he now appoints himself the temporary ruler. “As Hand, I speak with the King’s voice on this and all other matters,” he declares to the court. Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) is clearly disturbed by the change in power, calling the Hightower family “vipers” preparing to strike their first blow, starting the next day. “So to King’s Landing,” Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) tells Rhaenyra — the pair reunited last episode, consummating their relationship with a kiss.
The two appear to be planning some sort of attack, with the events of episode 7 acting as the catalyst – Aemond (Ewan Mitchell), Alicent’s second son, lost his eye during a fight at Driftmark. This made Rhaenyra and Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) bitter enemies, prompting the latter to take a dagger to the young culprits and take revenge. The House of the Dragon episode 8 trailer then shifts focus to the realm of the sailor, where Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) aka Sea Snake has taken a “severe wound” that has put him out of action. His brother Vaemond (Wilbert Charles Johnson), tempted by the opportunity, decides to claim it.
“The crown cannot stand strong if the House of the Dragon remains divided,” Viserys states in a voiceover as the threat of war looms. In the closing moments of the House of the Dragon episode 8 trailer, Daemon is seen examining a dragon egg while Aemond orders an attack on Rhaenyra’s children, who have been invented as bastards due to their dark hair color.
New House of the Dragon episodes air every Monday at 6.30 am IST on Disney+ Hotstar in India and Sunday at 9pm ET on HBO Max where available. Season 1 consists of 10 episodes.