After King Viserys' death, the Small Council plots to install Prince Aegon on the Iron Throne. Ser Criston Cole kills Lord Beesbury when he objects to Princess Rhaenyra being supplanted, while Lord Commander of the Kingsguard Harrold Westerling resigns in protest. Ser Otto delays announcing the king's death to fortify their position and demands nobles give fealty oaths. Queen Alicent, who learns that Otto always intended to install Aegon as king, fails to gain support from Princess Rhaenys, who is held captive in the castle. When Aegon disappears from the Red Keep, Otto has Kingsguards Ser Erryk and Ser Arryk search the city, while Alicent sends Criston and Prince Aemond. Mysaria, the White Worm, informs Otto that Aegon is hiding in the city's sept, but Criston and Aemond apprehend him after a brief fight. After Lord Larys Strong warns Alicent she is being spied upon, including by Tayla, she has Mysaria's house burned. Aegon insists he is unfit to rule, but Alicent convinces him otherwise, quoting his father's dying words. Meanwhile, Erryk smuggles Rhaenys from the castle while Otto has hundreds of common folk herded into the Dragonpit's main hall, announcing Viserys' death and crowning Aegon as king. Amid the commotion, Rhaenys reaches her dragon Meleys, then enters and demolishes the hall; she defiantly confronts the royal usurpers before fleeing on dragonback. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.