The first season of House of the Dragon took viewers back to the continent of Westeros with all of its plotting throughout the course of its 10 episodes and two-month duration. 

Although the series simmered and stirred, it managed to hold viewers’ attention until the very end. 

With Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) usurping the throne from Queen Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy), the legitimate heir, in the final two episodes, the stage was set for the Dance of Dragons.

The grim events over Storm’s End in the climax, however, were what led to the official declaration of war. 

Rhaenyra sends her sons Jacaerys (Harry Collett) and Lucerys (Elliot Grihault) to confirm the allegiance of her bannermen during the season finale. 

Luke was dispatched to Storm’s End, while Jace was despatched to House Stark’s Winterfell and House Arryn’s The Vale.  

But when Luke runs across his uncle Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell), they quickly get into a fight in the skies that results in Luke’s demise because of their earlier transgressions.  

Fans of George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood are already aware of the threat that these two characters offer, as was already mentioned. 

These two people would be used by the Blacks, commanded by Rhaenyra, to carry out a cruel revenge for the loss of her son after Luke was killed. 

The introduction of Blood and Cheese will undoubtedly play a significant role in the upcoming war, but how significant it will be in the series is yet to be determined.