Warning: This article contains spoilers for House of the Dragon Episode 8.
King Viserys just royally screwed it up.
During the October 9 episode of House of the Dragon, Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and Queen Alicent (Olivia Cook) finally made amends after years of fighting. Not only did Alicent recognize Rhaenyra as the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, but the former friends seemed ready to spend real time together.
Unfortunately, after a deathbed confession by Viserys (Paddy Considine) when he told his wife about the prophecy “Prince who was promised”. “You wanted to know if I believe it’s true,” said the confused Viserys when Alicent comforted him. “Do not you remember? aegon His dream, the song of ice and fire.”
Continuing, Viserys said what Aegon (his ancestor, not his son with Alicent) had seen to the north was true. “The prince who unites the realm against the cold and the dark,” he explained. “It’s you, you’re the one. You have to do this.”
This message from the dying Viserys seemed to inspire Alicent to return to her mission to raise her son Aegon (Tom Glynn Carney) on the throne over Rhaenyra as she said to her husband, “I understand, my king.”