House of the Dragon: Erryk and Arryk Cargyll, explained

Posted: 2022-10-17T02:45:00

Updated: 2022-10-17T15:19:59

Here’s what you need to know about Erryk and Arryk Cargyll, the twin brothers who try to hunt down Aegon at King’s Landing in House of the Dragon Episode 9.

House of the Dragon episode 9 picks up immediately after the previous episode. King Viserys I (Paddy Considine) has thankfully succumbed to his leprosy after immeasurable pain, after reuniting his family at the Red Keep one last time.

As you’d expect, the ensuing heartbreak comes after the sense of opportunity, with Otto, Alicent, and the Little Council granting Viserys’ supposed wish and usurping the throne with Aegon II.

There’s just one small problem: Aegon is nowhere to be found, so Otto enlists Erryk and Arryk to find him and bring him home.

House of the Dragon: Who are Erryk and Arryk Cargyll?

Erryk and Arryk Cargyll are twin brothers, both serving as knights and members of the Kingsguard during the reign of King Viserys I.

Erryk is played by Luke Tittensor and Arryk is played by Elliott Tittensor, and they’ve appeared in four episodes of House of the Dragon so far.

House of the Dragon: Erryk and Arryk Cargyll compared to the book

In George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, the brothers are both thrown off by Criston Cole during the Viserys Tournament. In 120 AC, Viseys made Erryk the sworn shield of Rhaenyra after the death of Harwin Strong.

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On the show, we saw the twins working together to find Aegon. However, there was a clear break when Criston and Aemond engaged them in a sword fight, with Erryk standing idly by at the top of the stairs as Arryk faced Criston alone.

Near the end of Episode 9, we see Erryk trying to help Rhaenys escape King’s Landing before Aegon’s coronation, as there’s a chance she’ll be killed for refusing to bend the knee. Although we don’t see him during the ceremony, it follows his trajectory in the book, with Erryk supporting Rhaenyra and black, and Arryk siding with green.

Their contributions to the Dance of the Dragons aren’t significant, so we won’t go into detail until they play out on screen – possibly in the Season 1 finale next week.

House of the Dragon Episode 10, the Season 1 finale, will be available to watch on October 23 in the US and October 24 in the UK.

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