The twins who marked the history of Westeros

A lot is going to happen – and thrill – in House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 9. By the way, anyone who is a Game of Thrones fan knows that the ninth episode is always surprising and violent. And irreversible, whether from Ned Stark‘s death to what we’ll see tomorrow. With the death of Viserys I and Alicent‘s misunderstanding of what her husband said about Aegon, it will be a coup that will bring bloodshed between relatives who hate each other for their ambitions.

Amidst the Targaryen tragedy, tomorrow we will see the heroism of Rhaenys Targaryen and the evil of Aemond and Ser Criston Cole, but in the midst of all, one family will suffer the most. The Cargylls entered the series discreetly, we didn’t notice or tell them apart. That’s right, they are identical twins, and what’s more: interpreted by real identical twins actors! That’s right. Arryk and Erryk Cargyll are famous in the pages of Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon and are played by brothers Elliot and Luke Tittensor.

It hasn’t been explained yet, tomorrow’s episode will sort that out, but Arryk and Erryk Cargyll are twin brothers in King Viserys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard, serving alongside. Honestly, it won’t make much difference but I’ll explain that Elliot plays Erryck and Luke is Arryk. In GOT, as we know, there are many twins (among the Lannisters, it passes from generation to generation) and the Cargylls have a brief, tragic and legendary passage that takes place precisely at the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons. A drama within a greater drama. It will be remarkable.

First, Arryk and Erryk are pronounced the same: Eric. It’s just to make it difficult. Both joined the Royal Guard, but take different positions. With Ser Harwin Strong‘s death, Viserys singled out Ser Erryk Cargyll as protector of Rhaenyra and her family, while Ser Arryk remained under Ser Criston Cole. From the coup d’état of the Greens, the twins will see each other from opposite sides. The trailer already confirmed this.

Ser Arryk is the one who will find Aegon II and force him to be crowned, taking him personally to the Red Keep (we see him flinging Aegon).

The problem is that Erryk is loyal to the Blacks. He will help Rhaenys escape and steal Viserys’ crown, which will be Rhaenyra’s. It’s unclear whether their tragic story concludes tomorrow.

After usurping the crown, Aegon II – under the “guidance” of his grandfather, Otto Hightower – will make an offer of “conciliation”: Rhaneyra accepts him as King and she can be “Queen of Dragonstone”. Of course the princess, oops, the QUEEN, doesn’t fall into the trap and refuses.

The one who brings the terms to her is Ser Erryk, who has an extra mission commissioned by Ser Criston that will finally be clarified. Ser Erryk is told to infiltrate the Blacks, posing as his brother, and kill Rhaenyra or her children (or both). However, on the way to her room, he bumps into his brother. Honorable soldiers, both love each other but will do whatever it takes. If fans were moved by the Cleganne brothers‘ hatred, they will suffer from the Cargylls’ love. The clash between them will be violent, passionate, and tragic. That’s right, they fight and die. Having nothing to do with what’s going on.

It’s amazing that House of the Dragon had just the perfect actors for the roles. The Tittensor brothers started out together playing the character of Carl Gallagher in the series Shameless. However, Luke left the cast and Elliot followed. Since then, they had been working separately. Something that changes in House of the Dragon, as the series brings the two together and we will witness the sad story of Arryk and Erryk Cargyll. It promises to be classic.


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