The death of the Beesburys sets the tone for this ascension: you’re with the Greens or you’ll feel their wrath. That’s unsettling, to say the least (and notably who is troubled by the murder and who committed it). While the Green Council carried out its plans, ignoring Beesbury’s corpse, it was Alicent who voiced the most pressing issue: “And what about Rhaenyra?”
Alicent, you sweet summer kid, what do you think would happen to Rhaenyra in this situation? Otto tries to appease her with some unconvincing bulls***: Rhaenyra will be asked to bend her knees and hopefully fall into line. However, he is not fooling anyone. Rhaenyra wasn’t going to die lightly and, uh, let’s not forget who she married: Daemon Targaryen was a thinner man, not one on his knees. His beloved brother was one thing, but there was no way he would bow to Aegon. And Otto knows it. The real plan was to kill Rhaenyra.
For all her anger at the thought, Alicent seemed incapable of thinking of an alternative. At least she’s not the only one reluctant to commit a murder. When Otto ordered Westerling to sail to Dragonstone and slaughter some of the Targaryens, Lord Commander snatched his white cloak and resigned.
The question of Rhaenyra’s fate brings them to a standstill, but if there’s anything the Green Council can agree on, it’s their plan to make Aegon their king. This makes no sense given all we know about a man’s fire but they’ve picked their horse, now all they have to do is find him. The future King had a habit of sneaking into Flea Bottom brothels, and their inability to locate him provided ample opportunity for the two sides to emerge. While Otto sends hilariously named twins Erryk (Elliott Tittensor) and Arryk Cargyll (Luke Tittensor) to find him, Alicent sends Criston and Aemond (Ewan Mitchell). Whoever finds him first will have control.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1056051/house-of-the-dragon-crowns-a-new-ruler-in-the-green-council/ The House of the Dragon crowns a new ruler in the ‘Green Council’