'Game of Thrones' Rhaegal, Drogon, Viserion: Who Died? (Episode 4 Trailer)
A lot of people died in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3, but what about the dragons? When it comes to Rhaegal, Drogon, and Viserion, the episode ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. Thankfully, if you can’t stand the wait, the Episode 4 trailer has already revealed how many dragons Daenerys has left.
Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episodes 3 and 4 ahead.
By the end of the Great Battle of Winterfell, we already knew what had happened to two of the three original dragons. Viserion (the ice dragon the Night King was riding) shattered into a million pieces after Arya Stark killed the Night King. Meanwhile, Drogon ran into trouble at one point when a bunch of wights jumped onto his back and started stabbing him. However, we saw this dragon return to protect Dany at the end of the episode. So he’s safe, too.
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Did Rhaegal Die in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4?
The only real mystery is Rhaegal (the one Jon Snow was riding), who seemingly flew away after tangling with Viserion in a pretty epic, dragon-on-dragon fight scene and possibly taking a lethal hit. Rhaegal never turns up after ditching Jon, but thankfully, the Episode 4 trailer confirms that he’s still around.
So there you have it — both dragons survived and Rhaegal returns to Winterfell, probably soon after the end of Episode 3. That’s definitely good news since Dany and Jon will need every tool at their disposal to beat Cersei Lannister in the coming battle.
How Many Dragons Does Dany Have Left?
In case you’re bad at math, the answer is two, which is the same amount of dragons she had at the start of Season 8. If you were hoping that Viserion might somehow turn back into a normal dragon after the Night King died, well, we’ve got some bad news. He didn’t, but at least the evil ice dragon is dead.
Two dragons also still gives Daenerys a pretty big advantage against Cersei in the coming battle, which Dany refers to as the “Last War” in the Episode 4 trailer. Based on the preview, we can probably expect a reprieve from fighting next week before the action really picks up again in Episode 5, but you can definitely expect some dragon appearances in the meantime.
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