Who Does Mysaria Speak to in Episode 8 of ‘House of the Dragon’?
King’s Landing is rife with rumors and whispers, and it appears that Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno) is now a collector of these rumors. In the ninth episode of House of the Dragon, there were numerous dramatic moments. From Raymond (Wil Johnson) being killed by Daemon (Matt Smith) to Viserys (Paddy Considine) eventually dying at the end of the episode, the scene in which we meet Mysaria again may have escaped the notice of some viewers, but it crucial for the future.
Mysaria was last seen in Episode 4 when she saw Daemon sleeping on the ground at one of the brothels after he nearly charmed Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock). She then disclosed that she had abandoned a life of sex work and was now engaged in the sale of secrets. Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) refers to her as the White Worm when she informs him about Rhaenyra and Daemon’s encounter in the brothel.
Who is the Person in the Hood?
In “The Lord of the Tides,” Mysaria wears a white dress when she greets a masked individual. She comments, “It appears to have been quite a night at the castle.” The woman with the hood is Talya (Alexis Raben), the servant of Alicent (Olivia Cooke) that we saw earlier in the episode. Because she is so close to Alicent, she is the ideal saboteur for the White Worm.
While some fans thought that the hooded figure was Daemon, who has worn this cloak before when conducting evil business, or Aemond, who has been seen in the cloak in previews, the truth speaks more to Mysaria’s likely participation in the conflict.
In an early scene, she is shown delivering moon tea to Alicent while she interrogates the serving girl who Aegon sexually raped (Tom Glynn-Carney). Dyana (Maddie Evans) is hysterical, sobbing, and afraid. Talya presented the woman before the queen.
When Alicent inquires as to what has occurred, she responds in tears: “When I turned around after placing the wine on the table for the prince, I did not see him. I requested that he cease, your grace. Truly. You must believe me.” Alicent believes Dyana but warns her not to tell anybody else. She then hands Dyana a bag of gold and Talya brings her the moon tea.
Why Does This Matter?
Mysaria will play a more significant role in the war’s later events, but this moment lays the stage. Now that we know Mysaria has a spy within the Red Keep, it is likely that Talya is not the only one.
According to the book Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin, Mysaria plays a role in the deception between the Blacks and the Greens during the later stages of the American Civil War. She aids the Blacks in hiring two lethal assassins and becomes the mistress of whisperers, thereby becoming their ally.
Without revealing future major plot twists, it is evident that we have not seen the last of Mysaria. With Talya on Misarya’s side, it is impossible to predict what future knowledge she may have about the Hightowers and the Greens.