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House Of The Dragon Fans Are Drooling Over The Painted Table Scene In The Season 1 Finale

The season finale of HBO Max's hit series "House of the Dragons" was a wild ride from start to finish, full of shocking twists and game-changing surprises. There were so many noteworthy moments that went down in "The Black Queen," one of which fans can't stop talking about doesn't involve a sword or dragon but, in fact, revolves around a familiar table.

The critically acclaimed fantasy drama has proven to be the worthwhile successor to its "Game of Thrones" predecessor, offering up an experience to fans that has obtained incredibly impressive scores on Rotten Tomatoes and ratings that rival the also popular "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" series (via Vanity Fair). Everything from the performances, storylines, and even down to the small details have all been top-notch, and the dragons are most certainly one of the best parts of the show by far. But one area the program really excels in is production design.

From the streets of Kings Landing to the Red Keep, all the way to Dragonstone, all of the locations fans of "Game of Thrones" recognize are recreated brilliantly for the past setting of "House of the Dragon." The differences that stand out include Balerion the Black Dread's Skull chamber, the Iron Throne, and the Painted Table in Dragonstone. Fans remember the war table from the original series used by Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and later by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to plot out how they would hope to win the game of thrones. Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy) keeps the tradition alive, but her version fans can't seem to get enough of has some noticeable differences.

Fans can't stop gushing over the eye-catching Painted Table

While the design was outstanding in "Game of Thrones," "House of the Dragons" gives the iconic Painted Table the Targaryen touch and makes it truly worthy of Dragonstone by illuminating the map of Westeros with an orange glow as if lava were flowing underneath it. The new look has caused quite a stir with fans who can't stop raving about how much they love the design. @coconutgrove99 showed his love for the map, saying, "This is an incredible map. Wow. Can't wait for next season," and @AustinPlanet wrote, "One of the coolest maps I've ever seen." @JohnnySobczak even asked fans if they should "Petition to make the glowing Painted Table the new opening credits sequence?" And if anyone wondered why the table didn't glow in "Game of Thrones," @Suryastic084 has the hilarious answer, "No one told Stannis that the table lights up."

And it wasn't just Twitter users showcasing their admiration for the epic table with the members of the Reddit community chiming in like u/LittleLisaCan, who appropriately posted, "That Dragonstone map is fire," and u/bears2267 also stated, "The map table being all lit up from underneath might be my favorite shot."

The show's production designer Jim Clay mentioned how they gave "Dragonstone a different feel," and "recreated the whole of the Painted Table," in their efforts to give fans a fresh experience. The new world that's been built, all the way down to the tables, has resonated with fans, and Clay couldn't be happier saying, "We've been gratified that the audience has responded to our world so well" (via Dezeen).