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House of the Dragon's Blood and Cheese Story Has Red Wedding Energy

**Warning – Spoilers ahead for House of the Dragon**

We’ve already seen some shocking moments in Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, but fans believe the Blood and Cheese plot point from the source material will be the Red Wedding of the show.

Game of Thrones fans will remember the show’s horrifying episode all too well and Geroge R.R. Martin’s Blood and Cheese story will certainly match its energy on screen.

Created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal for HBO, House of the Dragon will serve as a prequel to Game of Thrones starring Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and more, following the beginning of the end for House Targaryen including the family’s war known as the Dance of Dragons.

House Of The Dragon | Weeks Ahead Trailer | Sky Atlantic

House Of The Dragon | Weeks Ahead Trailer | Sky Atlantic

What is Blood and Cheese from House of the Dragon?

Existing in George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, Blood and Cheese features Blood, the butcher, and a rat catcher known as Cheese, who both pay Alicent Hightower a visit in the Red Keep.

Working under the orders of Daemon, via Mysaria, Blood and Cheese tie up Alicent and wait for her daughter Helaena (who has only just been born in the series) to enter, before making Helaena choose which of her sons to be killed.

After choosing her youngest son Maelor to be killed, Blood decides to behead Helaena’s oldest, Jaehaerys instead. 

Fans believe Blood and Cheese will likely be covered in Season 2 and the assassins for hire enter the Red Keep via secret passageways, which Daemon has already uncovered in the prequel series.

Furthermore, House of the Dragon Episode 5 actually teased the storyline during the final scene, where a rat can be seen drinking Joffrey’s blood in the Throne Room.

Fans Believe Blood and Cheese Will Be House of the Dragon’s Red Wedding

Before the prequel series premiered, Game of Thrones fans who were familiar with the source material were debating over what House of the Dragon’s most horrifying scene would be.

The answer most have arrived at is the Blood and Cheese narrative, with some fans saying “Y’all think the Red Wedding was bad? You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

House of the Dragon Episode 6 Preview – The Princess and the Queen

Despite the prequel series housing time jumps before, Episode 6 will be the show’s most substantial, jumping 10 years ahead.

The jump will welcome Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke to play Rhaenyra and Alicent, where their lost trust and power plays will continue to grow.

Viserys’ illness will likely see the King in the final stages of his reign and we’ll also see how married life has settled between Rhaenyra and Laenor.

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

House of the Dragon is now streaming on HBO Max.

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Jo Craig

Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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