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New Escapist Column! On How “The Green Council” Captures the Intimacy of a Coup…

I am doing weekly reviews of House of the Dragon at The Escapist. They’ll be dropping every Sunday evening while the show is on, looking at the Game of Thrones prequel as it progresses from one episode to the next.

The Green Council is an interesting episode of House of the Dragon because it very deliberately fragments the shows already tight ensemble. Unfolding in the immediate aftermath of Viserys’ death, The Green Council is an episode about the mechanisms of securing power while trying to minimise the chaos in the aftermath of such an event. It’s an episode that cleverly foregrounds all of the show’s core themes in interesting and ambitious ways.

You can read the piece here, or click the picture below.

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