Fans would recall that one scene from HBO’s House of the Dragon where Aegon II Targaryen was caught by his mother, Alicent Hightower, playing with himself in the castle’s window, more commonly recognized as Tommen’s window.
While this scene seemed unnecessary, as mentioned by fans, it showed Aegon at the height of his teenage years and what his future interests will be. This already served as a hint as to what will happen to the young prince once King Viserys I Targaryen draws his last breath. Continuing this narrative in Episode 7, Aegon is seen giving flirtatious looks to a server as he takes another cup of wine.
Aegon’s Behavior In House Of The Dragon Proves He Is Unfit To Rule
Aegon’s fascination with women will continue long after the death of King Viserys, as noted in George R.R. Martin’s novel, Fire & Blood. After making all necessary arrangements, the prince has been summoned for his coronation, but Aegon is found in a rat pit “in his revels” with a Flea Bottom girl younger than the age of 12.
This serves as a testament to Aegon’s lack of interest in politics as he prefers getting drunk and having sex than obeying his mother’s orders and making himself fit for a ruler. Rhaenyra proves to be more deserving of the Iron Throne, not only because she has been named as heir but also demonstrates an eagerness to claim the crown.
It is true that Rhaenyra also had her share of reckless behaviors when she was younger, but she never forgets her duty. Note that she married her cousin, Laenor Velaryon, for the sake of the kingdom’s future, and she did not run away with Ser Criston Cole when he asked her to flee to Essos.
How Aegon’s Window Scene Ruined Tommen’s Death In Game Of Thrones
Tommen Baratheon’s last scene in Game of Thrones took place in the same window where he jumped to his death after learning his mother ordered to blow up the Sept of Baelor. He was horrified at the thought of betrayal and the murder of his wife, the newly crowned Queen Margaery Tyrell.
The window has become an iconic and memorable location in the Game of Thrones saga, and that outrageous window scene in House of the Dragon somewhat defaces its significance. Indeed, that window has seen a lot of things throughout the years that followed.
Now that the Dance of the Dragons is fast approaching, Aegon will play a more significant part in the story. Set two hundred years before the events in Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon follows the tale of the House Targaryen at the height of its power and imminent downfall. Catch the new episode this Sunday on HBO Max.