House of the Dragon fans furious as dog is kicked in new episode

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House of the Dragon fans were left angry after a dog was kicked in the premiere episode for the second season.

The HBO show, a prequel to Game of Thrones, returned on Sunday (June 16) with its sophomore season, but fans weren’t best pleased with one scene.

The clip in question saw Blood (Sam C Wilson) and Cheese (Mark Stobbart) enter the Red Keep to locate Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell), but fans were outraged after Cheese kicked his dog along the way.

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“That poor dog, he was only being a very good boy. #HOTD #HouseOfTheDragon” remarked one viewer on X/Twitter, with another writing: “The way we all collectively yelled at the TV when Blood kicked that poor dog #HouseoftheDragon.”

“Please tell me that the dog kicking was not for real? It looked so real #HouseoftheDragon” queried another viewer, whilst a fourth fan added: “I'm very upset rat catcher kicked the poor dog for no reason don't wanna see that anymore in future episodes #HouseoftheDragon.”

“Why the f**k did they have to have a guy kick a dog. #HouseoftheDragon” asked another disgruntled fan, with a sixth adding: “Loved seeing Winterfell and the wall but not the poor dog getting kicked. Great episode. #HouseoftheDragon.”

The show, which is set approximately 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, was recently renewed for a third season, with HBO’s Francesca Orsi releasing a statement to celebrate the announcement.

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“George [RR Martin], Ryan [Condal, and the rest of our incredible executive producers, cast, and crew, have reached new heights with the phenomenal second season of House of the Dragon,” she began.

“We are in awe of the dragon-sized effort the entire team has put into the creation of a spectacular season two, with a scope and scale that is only rivaled by its heart. We could not be more thrilled to continue the story of House Targaryen and watch this team burn bright again for season three.”

Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray. House of the Dragon airs on HBO in the US, and on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

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