House of the Dragon

NZ release: 01 July 2024

Content that may disturb, nudity, explicit sex scenes, violence Rated on: 01 July 2024

Season 2 Episode 3: The Burning Mill

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What’s it about?

As ancient grudges resurface, Rhaenys suggests that Alicent may see reason while the men around her seek bloodshed. Daemon arrives at Harrenhal to raise an army.

The facts

  • Directed by Geeta Patel
  • English language
  • Runtime: 62 minutes
  • Based on parts of the book Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin which is set 200 years before the events seen in the series Game of Thrones.

Why did it get this rating?

This episode was self-rated by Neon. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.

Nudity and explicit sex scenes

A squire is taken to a brothel to lose his virginity. They pull back the curtain on several different sex acts which are taking place in dimly lit spaces. A man and a sex worker are walked in on. The man stands up and his flaccid penis is visible as he slowly walks out of the room.

Violence and content that may disturb

The series is known for its graphic and bloody violence, including sword fights, beheadings, brutal cruelty, and sexual violence.

  • A younger Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) is shown in a vision sewing back on the child’s head who was murdered in the first episode. This is not real but could be quite upsetting for some viewers.
  • Dead bodies are shown on a battlefield and there is a close up of a sword in someone's neck but no fighting.
  • We briefly see a raven eating the eyes out of a dead man’s head.
  • A waitress is slapped on the bottom by a male patron. She is shocked and he is disappointed in her response.

Offensive language

Offensive language is used throughout the episode, including highly offensive words such as f*ck and c*nt.


A child’s dead body is shown and mother talks about the loss of her child which could be upsetting for some viewers, especially for those who have also lost a loved one. If you are struggling with what you have seen on-screen please reach out for help. If you or someone you know needs to talk:

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