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House Of The Dragon: Episode 2 Game Of Thrones Easter Eggs You Missed

The latest episode of HBO’s House of the Dragon gave viewers a further connection of the series to Game of Thrones. Many references were mentioned, which provided a more in-depth link between the two series. The pilot episode established itself in the map and timeline of the entire Game of Thrones saga, while the recent episode gave fans a clearer view of the characters’ motives and intentions.

Not a lot has been revealed in the first two episodes, but several references to Game of Thrones have sparked interest. Here are some of the easter eggs in House of the Dragon’s second episode:

The Free Cities Will Remain Free

Game of Thrones Free Cities

The Free Cities have been frequently featured in Game of Thrones, and it is composed of nine states: Braavos, Lorath, Lys, Myr, Norvos, Pentos, Qohor, Tyrosh, and Volantis. Arya Stark’s story brought the audience to the fascinating world of the Free Cities, which contributed a lot to the narrative of the original show.

During a council meeting, King Viserys I Targaryen declared he did not want to create any potential conflict with the Free Cities. Besides, they are extremely wealthy and powerful to trifle with.

Coming Back To Dragonstone

Dragonstone House of the Dragon

Dragonstone is the seat of the House Targaryen, and viewers finally had a glimpse of it in House of the Dragon‘s second episode. The walkway where Prince Daemon Targaryen and Ser Otto Hightower met was the same path Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister tread to meet Queen Daenerys Targaryen.

The familiar ancestral home setting brought back many memorable scenes from when Daenerys, her dragons, and her army remained in Dragonstone to plan and prepare for her conquest of Westeros.

The Agony Of The Second Sons

Corlys Velaryon House of the Dragon

In a serious conversation between Corlys Velaryon and Daemon Targaryen, the former mentions both of them being ‘the realm’s second sons‘. It simply implies their positions in the royal house, which is absolutely not the first option as heirs.

This links back to another second son from Game of Thrones: Stannis Baratheon, brother of King Robert Baratheon. Stannis believed he had a claim on the throne, but he was not even made Hand of the King. Fans will have to wait and see if there is a foreshadowing that will happen in Daemon’s story in House of the Dragon.

The Night’s Watch Or Head On A Spike

Daemon Targaryen House of the Dragon

Because of Daemon’s improper public conduct, King Viserys is torn whether he would send his brother to the Wall or just place his head on a spike. Both options are reminiscent of the events that link to the House Stark.

Jon Snow was introduced as part of the Night’s Watch from the earliest episodes of Game of Thrones. And, of course, the head on the spike is definitely a reference to Ned Stark’s tragic end.

Origin Of The Dragon’s Egg

Daemon Targaryen Dragon Egg House of the Dragon

Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen flew to Dragonstone to retrieve the dragon egg that Daemon stole in episode two of House of the Dragon. This egg was the same thing the princess put on her late brother’s cradle. It came from the same dragon ridden by Rhaena Targaryen, Aegon the Conqueror’s granddaughter.

Some theories would say that the eggs of Dreamfyre were the same ones given to Daenerys in Game of Thrones.