HOUSE OF THE DRAGON 2x04 BREAKDOWN! Every Detail You Missed!
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 Published On Jul 8, 2024

House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4 “The Red Dragon and the Gold” in-depth analysis and breakdown by New Rockstars' Erik Voss! Let our sponsor BetterHelp connect you to a therapist who can support you - all from the comfort of your own home. Visit and enjoy a special discount on your first month.

House of the Dragon S02E04, “The Red Dragon and the Gold,” aka the Battle of Rook’s Rest, episode reaction, breakdown, and analysis of the connections to Fire & Blood, the visuals, the music, and the deeper layers of meaning in the dialogue! What is Alys Rivers’ plan? Was Aemond about to murder his brother Aegon II? Erik Voss analyzes this episode shot by shot, line by line, detail by detail for every deeper layer of meaning you might have missed, including all the lore from the world of Westeros and Game of Thrones.

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0:00 - Intro
0:37 - Opening Titles
1:05 - Young Rhaenyra
5:09 - Weirwood Trees
6:40 - Oscar Tully
8:12 - Alys Rivers
8:39 - Alyn of Hull
9:35 - Moon Tea
11:05 - The Black Council
13:00 - Duskendale
14:53 - The Green Council
16:04 - High Valyrian
17:47 - Alicent and Larys
19:47 - Daemon’s Dream
21:39 - Alys Rivers Woods Witch
24:34 - Willem Blackwood
25:34 - Sponsor
26:50 - Drinking Wine
28:03 - Ser Criston Cole’s Plan
28:53 - Rhaenyra and Jacaerys
31:23 - Battle of Rook’s Rest
33:31 - Aegon and Sunfyre Appear
35:33 - Sunfyre vs Meleys
36:53 - Vhagar vs Meleys
40:49 - Aemond and the Valyrian Steel Dagger
42:37 - Spoiler Dungeon

Written by: Erik Voss
Research: Gina Ippolito, Brandon Barrick
Head of Content & Executive Producer: Erik Voss   / eavoss  
General Manager: Zach Huddleston
Head of Production: John Costa
Director of Programming: Brandon Barrick
Senior Producer: Jessica Clemons
Post Production Supervisor: Riley Auskelis
Staff Editors: Drew Coombs, Joshua Steven Hurd
Editors: Aaron Carrion, Cody Kenner, Devin Cleary, Eric Gorday, Georden West
Camera Operator: Dashiell Hamingson

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