Milly Alcock stars as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in Episode 5 of HBO's House of the Dragon Season 1
Milly Alcock stars as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in Episode 5 of Home of the Dragon Season 1. Pic credit score: HBO/Ollie Upton

Episode 4 of Home of the Dragon noticed Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) partaking in some scandalous activity.

A few of this was uncovered by a spy for White Worm. Most notably, the truth that Rhaenyra went to a brothel together with her uncle, Prince Daemon (Matt Smith), and partook in some classic Targaryen behavior.

A few of it additionally went totally below the radar. Like bedding Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel).

Due to the rumor mill concerning Daemon, although, Rhaenyra was pressured to bend to her father’s will and is trying ahead to a marriage in her close to future with Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate).

Because of this in Episode 5 of Home of the Dragon, the preparations for fancy royal nuptials get underway.

And we additionally uncover that Ser Criston ought to actually be taught to close up and pay attention.

A royal marriage ceremony is deliberate

Whereas Episode 4 solely launched the concept of Rhaenyra and Laenor getting married, Episode 5 sees the king, Viserys (Paddy Considine), touring along with his daughter to Driftmark with a purpose to make issues official.

It’s right here that followers uncover that the king is basically fairly sick. It could be sea illness, it won’t however, because the episode progresses, we discover out that he actually does appear to have ailing well being.

Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen and Theo Nate as Laenor Velaryon, as seen in Episode 5 of HBO's House of the Dragon Season 1
Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen and Theo Nate as Laenor Velaryon, as seen in Episode 5 of Home of the Dragon Season 1. Pic credit score: HBO/Ollie Upton

It is usually revealed that Laenor just isn’t very excited to be married. Not as a result of he doesn’t like Rhaenyra however as a result of he doesn’t like women usually.

However, don’t fear, Rhaenyra is completely okay with this and an association is ready in movement that they may get married however pursue who they actually love afterward.

Daemon enters villain territory

Earlier than we get to the royal marriage ceremony, let’s cease for a second and be reminded of the truth that all of us actually shouldn’t be falling for dangerous boy Daemon.

Whereas Twitter is positively thirsting over Prince Daemon and overlooking a few of his ghastly habits, Episode 5 offers us nowhere to cover as soon as he takes a quiet go to to see his spouse, Rhea Royce (Rachel Redford). You recognize, the one who is outwardly so ugly that the sheep look good?

Nicely, Daemon was mendacity about that. Rhea is superior.

Nonetheless, this can be a TV present that originated within the thoughts of George R. R. Martin so don’t get hooked up.

Daemon turns up in a cloak and when her horse is startled and rears again onto her, breaking her backbone, Daemon finishes her off with a big rock.

Now, he can marry whomever he desires. It’s a disgrace his niece is now promised to another person.

Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, as seen in Episode 4 of HBO's House of the Dragon Season 1
Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, as seen in Episode 4 of Home of the Dragon Season 1. Pic credit score: HBO/Ollie Upton

Ser Criston struggles with Rhaenyra’s nuptials

Whereas the marriage is now set in stone, Criston is battling dropping his major squeeze and he’s provide you with the proper resolution: sneak off to Essos with Rhaenyra the place they will stay the lives of peasants.

Besides Rhaenyra just isn’t keen to surrender the crown only for a person and tells him as a lot.

Criston is devastated when she suggests they will proceed as they’re. He gained’t be anybody’s “whore” and it seems to be like that fledgling relationship is over earlier than it actually started.

Seven days of Wedding ceremony festivities start

Now, let’s get to that marriage ceremony, lets?

Seven days of festivities are set to unfold earlier than the precise marriage ceremony and this begins with the arrival feast.

Daemon turns up though he wasn’t invited, and he and Rhaenyra have some selection phrases below the pretense of dancing.

Emily Carey stars as Alicent Hightower in Episode 5 of HBO's House of the Dragon Season 1
Emily Carey stars as Alicent Hightower in Episode 5 of Home of the Dragon Season 1. Pic credit score: HBO/Ollie Upton

Alicent (Emily Carey) is fashionably late to the occasion, turning up ultimately in a surprising inexperienced gown. However, as is identified by Larys Sturdy (Matthew Needham), inexperienced is the colour for battle and Alicent seems to be something however glad to be there.

After all, she is s**ty that her husband fired her father, Otto (Rhys Ifans), from the distinguished function of Hand of the King.

Added to that’s the truth that she has since came upon (from Larys as nicely) that Rhaenyra has been taking the morning after tea and principally lied to her about canoodling.

Criston is an fool

However it’s not till Alicent speaks to Ser Criston that she realizes what precisely is happening. You see, Criston doesn’t know to only hold his mouth shut when somebody is making an attempt to attract a secret out of you.

Alicent thought he would know if Rhaenyra was cavorting with Daemon however is so long-winded about all of it that Criston ‘fesses as much as it being him that the princess is sleeping with.

Alicent performs it cool however you simply know that she is nearly to burst below the load of all of it. And, significantly, Rhaenyra in all probability wants to observe her again to any extent further.

Introducing Joffrey — however not for lengthy!

Episode 5 of Home of the Dragon additionally introduces a brand new character. Joffrey Lonmouth (Solly McLeod) is the boyfriend of Laenor and he’s already looking for out who Rhaenyra’s beau is.

And, it takes him all of 1 huge scan throughout the good corridor to work out that Criston is loopy for Rhaenyra.

Besides that possibly he shouldn’t have rubbed that data fairly a lot in Criston’s face.

Chatting with the Kingsguard, Joffrey factors out that they each have a vested curiosity within the marriage of Rhaenyra and Laenor.

Issues appear okay after that however one thing else should have been stated to Criston as a result of a struggle between the 2 breaks out and earlier than viewers may even work out what they consider one other character known as Joffrey, he’s useless anyway, his face overwhelmed to a pulp by Criston.

Plainly in case your title is Joffrey in Westeros, it is best to by no means settle for an invite to a marriage.

Laenor is clearly distraught about this however the king decides that seven days of celebrations is just too lengthy — and an excessive amount of of a danger — so orders Rhaenyra and Laenor to be wed there after which with out even bothering to clean away Joffrey’s blood and mind matter from the bottom.

And, earlier than you may even be indignant at Viserys, he’s passing out on the ground and now viewers have to attend till subsequent week to seek out out if he’s okay or not.

Home of the Dragon airs each Sunday evening at 9/8c on HBO Max.

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