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Why Did Otto Hightower Suggest Rhaenyra Marry Aegon?

Mallory and Joanna break down the scene from Episode 3 of ‘House of the Dragon’

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 3 Mailbag: Deus Ex Dragon

Spoiler-free answers to questions about a new dragonrider’s arrival, the Crabfeeder’s campaign, the lack of technological advancement in Westeros, and more

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 3 Deep Dive

Joanna and Mal talk book spoilers and speculate on what’s to come in the rest of the series

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What Was the Most Important Scene from ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 3? 

Chris Ryan, Joanna Robinson, and Mallory Rubin discuss which scene will have the greatest consequences for the rest of the series

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 3 Breakdown: The Most Eligible Targaryen

A spoiler-free breakdown of "Second of His Name," featuring info on Rhaenyra’s need to get hitched, a ‘Game of Thrones’ parallel, a dragonrider update, and more

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It’s Hard Out Here for a Crabfeeder

The third episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ reinforced just how difficult it might be for a weirdo side character to make an impact in an arc as long as this one

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‘The Rings of Power’ Episodes 1 and 2 vs. ‘House of the Dragon’ With Mallory Rubin

Chris and Mal discuss the shows’ attention to detail, their methods of adapting original material, and the value of both series running simultaneously

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 3 Reactions

Chris, Mal, and Joanna break down the episode and discuss the war in the Stepstones

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The Time Jumps on ‘House of the Dragon’ Are a Real (Albeit Temporary) Problem

Time jumps are a TV storytelling staple, but they rarely occur as early and often as they have on HBO’s blockbuster prequel

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How ‘House of the Dragon’ Changed the Entire ‘Game of Thrones’ Lore

Joanna and Mallory talk about the Targaryen dream/prophecy that foreshadows a long winter and talk about how different Targaryen kings and queens reacted to it throughout history

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‘House of the Dragon’ vs. ‘The Rings of Power’: The Biggest Rivalry of the Streaming Era Has Begun

Prime Video has spent nearly a billion dollars to ensure that ‘The Rings of Power’ is the next ‘Game of Thrones.’ There’s just one little thing standing in its way: ‘House of the Dragon,’ the literal next installment of ‘Game of Thrones.’

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‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘She-Hulk’ Catch-Up

The Midnight Boys discuss the two biggest TV shows right now

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 2 Mailbag: Crabs, Snakes, and Dragons

Spoiler-free answers about the backstories of the Crabfeeder and the Sea Snake, the whereabouts of the rest of the Targaryens, Mysaria’s accent, and more

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 2 Deep Dive

Joanna and Mal bestow the award for the episode’s Faceless Man and speculate what’s coming next in the series

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 2 Breakdown: Queens and Kings

A spoiler-free breakdown of the history of female rule in Westeros, the conflict in the Stepstones, the hatching of dragon eggs, and more

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The Bridge Showdown: The Best Scene From ‘House of the Dragon’ So Far

On ‘Talk the Thrones,’ Chris, Joanna, and Mallory break down the epic confrontation

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Power Is Power: In Westeros, It All Comes Down to Dragons

Through two episodes of ‘House of the Dragon,’ King Viserys has lost sight of a fundamental truth: No power can compete with House Targaryen’s flying, fire-breathing beasts

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 2 Reactions

Chris, Joanna, and Mallory discuss the latest installment in the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 2 Revives the Intricate Politics of Westeros

Chris and Andy break down the second episode of ‘House of Dragon,’ including some of their reservations about the show

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A Third ‘House of the Dragon’ Character Just Entered the Game of Thrones

In the prequel’s second episode, Alicent Hightower joins Daemon and Rhaenyra Targaryen in the struggle to succeed King Viserys

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Our Top Five Fantasy Favorites: ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘House of the Dragon,’ and ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’

Plus, Owen Kline joins to discuss his new film ‘Funny Pages’

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‘House of the Dragon’ Precap: One Burning Question Ahead of Episode 2

Every Friday, Ringer staffers who haven’t read the ‘Game of Thrones’ books gather to answer one key question ahead of Sunday’s ‘Dragon’ episode. This week’s topic: betrayal.

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What Do the Dragons in ‘House of the Dragon’ Actually Smell Like?

Joanna, Dave, and Neil discuss a pressing question about the ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 1 Mailbag: Small Council, Big Questions

Spoiler-free answers to questions raised by the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel’s premiere, including info on Otto Hightower, the Starks and Baratheons, and Old Valyria

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 1 Deep Dive

Mal and Joanna return to Westeros to discuss the new HBO series

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 1 Breakdown: Dreams and Prophecies

A spoiler-free deep dive into the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel’s premiere, which included a major lore reveal from the mind of George R.R. Martin

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Introducing Daemon Targaryen, Your New ‘House of the Dragon’ Problematic Fave

No one hammers home the feeling that ‘Game of Thrones’ is back more than Matt Smith’s prince, the swaggering, morally complex breakout character of the ‘House of the Dragon’ premiere

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‘House of the Dragon’ Season Premiere Reactions

‘Talk the Thrones’ returns with Chris, Mallory, and Joanna as they discuss the season premiere of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff

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‘House of the Dragon’ Is Playing All of the Hits

Chris and Andy discuss the premiere episode of the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel

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‘House of the Dragon’ Introduces a Very Different Time for Targaryens

The Targaryens were a fallen, former dynasty at the beginning of ‘Game of Thrones,’ but HBO’s prequel series distinguishes itself from its predecessor by showing the family at the peak of its power

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The Most Essential ‘Game of Thrones’ Moments to Prep for ‘House of the Dragon’

Mal and Joanna are here to give you some of the greatest and most essential ‘Game of Thrones’ moments to prepare you for the premiere of ‘House of the Dragon’ this Sunday

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Well, Well, Well: Turns Out ‘House of the Dragon’ Is Pretty Dang Good

The highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel is not without its flaws, but after screening the first six episodes, it feels safe to say viewers can get excited