Forgot Everything About ‘House of the Dragon’? We Can Help.

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It’s been nearly two years since House of the Dragon premiered on HBO. Since then, empires have crumbled. (Succession ended.) New world leaders have come into power. (Taylor Swift began the Eras Tour.) Others have crumbled. (Donald Trump was convicted.) So much has happened in our everyday life that it’s hard to remember where Westeros is at—but have no fear. We’re here to help guide you through what happened in the first season of House of the Dragon heading into Season 2.

Hopefully, you remember the big ideas: Old childhood friends Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and Alicent (Olivia Cooke) are at odds over who should sit on the Iron Throne. And odds are, you’ll recall that this comes in the wake of King Viserys’ (Paddy Considine) death—I mean, who could forget the last shots of his skeletal, leprosy-ridden body; I still have nightmares—right before the end of the season.

But there are still a handful of other blondies roaming around The Seven Kingdoms that we need to check in with. What are the kids up to? How about Princess Rhaenys (Eve Best)? Before you watch Sunday evening’s Season 2 premiere, here’s a short recap of where the Targaryen dynasty left off:

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