Lord Beesbury’s Dying Kicks Off the Greens’ Energy Seize on Home of the Dragon

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Editor’s observe: The beneath incorporates spoilers for Episode 9 of Home of the Dragon.


Home of the Dragon Episode 9 sees Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) calling a gathering of the small council in the course of the evening to each inform them of the dying of King Viserys (Paddy Considine), and make preparations for the ascension of Prince Aegon Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) to the Iron Throne. When the information is delivered, it rapidly turns into clear that not solely are a majority of those males, who supposedly serve the realm, siding with the Greens and Home Hightower, however they’ve additionally been scheming to supplant Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) with the King’s eldest son for a while now, and will not be going to let anybody get in the way in which of their plans.

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A lot of the males current at this assembly have been plotting to overthrow the succession secretly; Hand of the King Ser Otto Hightower, Grasp of Legal guidelines Lord Jasper Wylde (Paul Kennedy), and Grasp of Ships Ser Tyland Lannister (Jefferson Corridor) admit overtly to having “long-laid plans,” and although she is Aegon’s mom and best champion, Queen Alicent is barely now introduced into the loop. Whereas it’s not clear if he has been part of it up till this level, Grand Maester Orwyle (Kurt Egiawan) is clearly on board with a coup for the Iron Throne. That leaves the one dissenters current because the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard Ser Harrold Westerling (Graham McTavish) and Grasp of Coin Lord Lyman Beesbury (Invoice Paterson).

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What Occurs to Lyman Beesbury?

Lord Lyman Beesbury was usually handled like an annoyance by the opposite members of the Inexperienced Council when he gave his exhaustive studies on the funds of the realm. His dedication to the realm is fierce, and it’s unsurprising that he stays true to the vows he swore, and to the reminiscence of his good friend who he rightfully believes would by no means need Rhaenyra changed with Aegon as Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. He’s a real man of honor, who, even when he stands alone, stands firmly and calls the actions of these round him “theft” and “treason.”

He could have survived the council, and been merely dragged off to the dungeons till he could possibly be made to bend the knee, or traded as a hostage if he had not made the error of citing the risk of regicide. When he does, Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), who possesses a violent mood and no self-control, yells at him to “Sit down!” and pushes him down by the shoulders, smashing his face into the desk and killing him immediately. Whereas he claims that he was defending the Queen’s honor, it is clear at this level that Ser Criston loves murdering individuals. Poor Beesbury is then left to lie in a pool of his personal blood because the callous Greens proceed to plan their subsequent strikes.

Beesbury Is Not the Solely Casualty of Episode 9

Whereas Beesbury is the primary casualty of this warfare, he will not be the final — and is not even the final of this episode. Ser Harrold Westerling refuses Otto Hightower’s order to go to Dragonstone and kill Rhaenyra and her household, however they are going to discover somebody loyal to them to ship on this mission, little doubt very quickly. Westerling palms in his white cloak and tells the Inexperienced Council he’ll solely serve a brand new ruler as soon as they’re topped, and in his place, Ser Criston Cole is called Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Westerling is allowed to depart, but his security is hardly assured going ahead because the Greens have drawn a really clear line within the sand, and if you’re not on their facet of it you might be in peril.

So as to maintain the key of the King’s dying from the world, till they’re prepared to maneuver (and have discovered Aegon), the Greens imprison what appears to be like like all the workers of the Pink Hold. Princess Rhaenys (Eve Finest) is imprisoned in her room, and the Lords and Women who had been unfortunate sufficient to be in King’s Touchdown on the time are dropped at the throne room the place Otto Hightower asks them to bend the knee and pledge their banners to Aegon. Lord Merryweather (Paul Clayton) tries to depart to confer along with his household however is stopped by Otto, who requires that he declare “his intention” earlier than he’s allowed to depart. Girl Fell (Miriam Lucia) additionally refuses, and collectively they’re escorted to the dungeons by Hightower guards. Lord Allyn Caswell (Paul Hickey) is reticent to interrupt his oath as effectively however tries one thing smarter; he, upon seeing the others taken away, bends the knee and leads a chant of “lengthy stay the King.”

Very quickly afterward, Lord Caswell makes an attempt to depart the citadel on horseback. Sadly for him, the ever-creepy Larys Robust (Matthew Needham) had been current within the throne room and appeared to sense his deception. Larys advises Otto of Caswell’s imminent try to flee, probably to Rhaenyra’s facet. Caswell is seconds away from security (ain’t that at all times the way in which) when he will get accosted by Targaryen guards and dragged away. We don’t be taught his destiny till Ser Arryk Carrgyll (Luke Tittensor) is whisking Princess Rhaenys (Eve Finest) to security, and so they see his physique hanging by the neck as a warning to others who would betray their new vows. Whereas it’s doable that Caswell was on his option to Rhaenyra’s facet to tell her of the Greens’ betrayal, it’s equally doable that he was only a perceptive man who may really feel the hazard lurking in each nook of King’s Touchdown and was attempting to flee the state of affairs altogether.

Whereas Princess Rhaenys had the chance to attract blood for the Blacks, she didn’t, and to date solely these loyal to Rhaenyra have suffered. Nevertheless now that Rhaenys has made her escape, the Blacks will quickly learn of what has occurred, and it is going to be their flip to make their strikes. If the present sticks to the trajectory set out in Hearth and Blood, the deaths of Lords Beesbury and Caswell (and the King’s Touchdown folks who acquired trampled by the dragon Meleys) can be solely the primary drops in an ocean of blood.

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