Here's the full episode schedule for 'House of the Dragon' season 2, including the big finale

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Somehow, we're already more than halfway through "House of the Dragon" season 2. If you've not hopped on board just yet, now is the perfect time to get caught up on one of the best shows on Max and, frankly, all of TV.  

The "Game of Thrones" prequel's first season — which is set nearly 200 years before the events of the flagship show — featured 10 hourlong episodes, capping off with that dramatic finale, "The Black Queen," on October 23, 2022. 

Across that first season, we saw House Targaryen split into two factions, setting the stage for the infamous "Dance of the Dragons" civil war which decides which group will eventually lay claim to the Iron Throne. (Here's a "House of the Dragon" season 1 recap if you need a reminder of what's happened so far). 

The current chapter, sadly, is only eight episodes long and is continuing to air on Sunday nights on HBO and Max. 

'House of the Dragon' season 2 release schedule

Rhaenyra (Emma D'Arcy) standing in a doorway in "House of the Dragon" season 2 episode 3

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Here's when you can expect the remaining "House of the Dragon" season 2 episodes to drop:

  • Episode 201, "A Son for a Son": June 16
  • Episode 202, "Rhaenyra the Cruel": June 23
  • Episode 203, "The Burning Mill": June 30
  • Episode 204, "The Red Dragon and the Gold": July 7
  • Episode 205, "Regent": July 14
  • Episode 206: July 21
  • Episode 207: July 28
  • Episode 208: August 4

Season 2 picks up shortly after the events of the climactic season 1 finale, wherein Rhaneyra (Emma D'Arcy) was crowned by her allies as the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms following King Viserys' (Paddy Considine) death. Already dealing with opposition from her half-brother, Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney) who'd been crowned by the Greens in King's Landing, her reign became even more complicated when her son Lucerys Velaryon (Elliot Grihault) was killed by Aemond (Ewan Mitchell) and his colossal dragon, Vhagar. 

That first move drew Rhaenyra's ire, and she sought retribution for her son's death. As the season has continued, the Dance has now finally taken flight. Peace now seems impossible, as bloody battles have already been fought across the Seven Kingdoms, and we've already suffered another huge death. Who knows what the rest of the season has in store for us? 

Tom's Guide will keep you posted on all updates surrounding those "House of the Dragon" season 2 episodes. And if you're hungry for more info in between episodes, we've also got intel on all the "Game of Thrones" spinoffs currently in development, including the rumored Aegon the Conquerer series and"A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight".

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Martin is a Streaming Writer at Tom’s Guide, covering all things movies and TV. If it’s in the theaters or available to stream somewhere, he’s probably watched it… especially if it has a dragon in it. Before joining the team, he was a Staff Writer at What To Watch where he wrote about a broad range of shows that stretched from "Doctor Who" and "The Witcher" to "Bridgerton" and "Love Island". When he’s not watching the next must-see movie or show, he’s probably still in front of a screen playing massive RPGs, reading, spending a fortune on TCGs, or watching the NFL.

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