The House of the Dragon episode 7 trailer has been released. HBO has released a preview for next week’s episode of the Game of Thrones prequel series, teasing a stolen dragon and official battle lines drawn within House Targaryen. Titled “Driftmark,” Episode 7 of House of the Dragon picks up right after Laena Velaryon’s (Nanna Blondell) failed childbirth, which ends with her dying by suicide at the fiery breath of her dragon, Vhagar. House of the Dragon Episode 7 airs October 3 at 6:30 a.m. IST / October 2 at 9 p.m. ET on Disney+ Hotstar and HBO Max, respectively.
The House of the Dragon episode 7 trailer begins with a funeral procession, as House Targaryen plunges Laena’s coffin into the depths of the ocean. “What is this brief mortal life but the continuation of the legacy,” says Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint), who was forced to see the body of his only daughter burned. Since the Velaryon are a seafaring family, their funeral is in keeping with the idea – an offering to the seas. The event sparked tension within the family, reported by Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), who returns to play an “ugly game”.
For the first time, we see Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) leaving King’s Landing, as she heads purposefully towards Driftmark – the location of the funeral. “If you want to be a strong queen, your subjects must fear you,” says an unseen narrator, as Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) is seen making contact at the scene. The House of the Dragon episode 7 trailer then cuts to show a nighttime sequence, where the dragon Vhagar is being robbed, alongside a mysterious hooded figure observing a bustling shipyard. “There is a debt to pay,” Alicent says, as the family fights, even Rhaenyra pointing a dagger at an unknown figure. “Now they see you as you are,” she said with tears in her eyes.
The House of the Dragon episode 7 trailer also sees Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) reuniting with spirit niece Rhaenyra. Without his wife Laena, will he make a romantic gesture to the princess? Her husband Laenor Velaryon is still alive – although, as Episode 6 showed, there’s little love lost between the two – so things could get a bit awkward.
Earlier this month, House of the Dragon co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik left the series. Beginning in season 2, he will be credited as executive producer of the Game of Thrones prequel series, making way for Alan Taylor and Ryan J. Condal to take over. Speaking to Variety, Condal confirmed that Season 2 will not have any major time jumps. “The storytelling gets quite into the beats of the original Game of Thrones series,” he said.
New episodes of House of the Dragon air every Monday at 6:30 a.m. IST on Disney+ Hotstar in India and Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Max wherever available. Season 1 consists of 10 episodes.