There’s another time jump in House of the Dragon Episode 8

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It’s Team Green vs. Team Dragon in House of the Dragon Season 1, Episode 8. Get ready for another time jump.

If you doubted that civil war would happen, House of the Dragon Episode 7 will have made it clear there’s no turning back. Alicent and Rhaenyra can never be friends again after the most recent events. And we also have people forced to pick sides.

That continues in the new episode. Rhaenyra and Daemon are now working together to get the princess on the Iron Throne. However, this isn’t going to be all that easy. The Hightowers have all the power.

It looks like Viserys’s illness is getting worse. While he’s still alive, Otto is in control, and that means he has a chance to get his family on the Throne. Everyone knows it, but Rhaenyra isn’t going to let that happen.

A time jump in House of the Dragon Season 1, Episode 8

Something the promo makes clear is that we’ll get another time jump. The children are growing up, and that means another change of actors. The Last Kingdom fans will look forward to seeing Baby Monk in a slightly darker role.

Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke aren’t going anywhere, though. They’ll remain in the roles of Rhaenyra and Alicent from this point. It’s just the younger children who are seeing changes, including Rhaenyra’s boys, Daemons twins, and Alicent’s children.

The time jump isn’t too big. It’s nothing like the 10 years we dealt with in Episode 6. We’re probably looking at around a five-year time jump. This is still big enough to make us question things that had happened during that time. The time jumps are on the frustrating side as they don’t allow us time to get to know the new actors playing each of the roles. It’s become difficult to connect to some of the characters.

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House of the Dragon airs Sundays on HBO and HBO Max in the U.S. and on Crave in Canada.