Milly Alcock in House of the Dragon Season 1
Milly Alcock stars as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, as seen in Episode 3 of Home of the Dragon Season 1. Pic credit score: HBO/Ollie Upton

Episode 4 of Home of the Dragon was filled to the brim with scandal and intrigue so it’s possible you’ll be forgiven for lacking a small second that foreshadowed a serious demise.

Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) was speculated to be choosing out a husband within the newest installment of HBO’s epic fantasy collection. Nevertheless, she discovered fault with all of them.

Then, her uncle, Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), returned and her father, King Viserys (Paddy Considine), forgave him for that dreadful remark about his dead son within the Season 1 premiere.

The pair then sneaked out of the fort and engaged in some sightseeing of King’s Touchdown as well as some Targaryen incest. Afterward, Rhaenyra rounded out her day by sleeping with Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel).

Phrase bought out concerning the secret tryst between Rhaenyra and Daemon and, due to that, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) bought fired as Hand of the King.

However, throughout Rhaenyra’s sightseeing journey, one thing occurred that foreshadowed the character’s demise.

Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon, as seen in Episode 4 of HBO's House of the Dragon Season 1
Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon, as seen in Episode 4 of Home of the Dragon Season 1. Pic credit score: HBO/Ollie Upton

Rhaenyra and Daemon journey alongside the Avenue of Silk

Touring alongside the Avenue of Silk, which is infamous for its huge array of brothels, Rhaenyra takes in all of the sights and sounds of town after darkish.

She and Daemon partake in wine as they take a look at a theater efficiency that’s, principally, a dramatic retelling of her life.

“Who will or not it’s?” a road performer asks in relation to who will take the Iron Throne. “The brother, the daughter, or the princeling of three?”

Throughout this expedition, Rhaenyra can be approached by a medium who asks the princess if she wish to know her future — or, extra particularly, her demise.

“Would you want to know your demise, little one?” the outdated lady asks.

As pointed out by Den of Geek, immediately after that the scene cuts to footage of a stone dragon respiration hearth.

Whereas your entire scene might appear like only a fanciful option to present what occurs on the Avenue of Silk, it really simply foreshadowed Rhaenyra’s demise, in line with the e book Home of the Dragon relies on.

Right here’s what occurs to Rhaenyra within the e book

For these wishing to keep away from potential e book spoilers for Home of the Dragon, please look away now. For everybody else, let’s dive proper in.

In Hearth and Blood by George R. R. Martin, an enormous civil warfare between the Targaryens will happen after the demise of King Viserys.

This will likely be a results of Rhaenyra being named as inheritor to the Iron Throne after her father. Nevertheless, Viserys additionally bore a son, Aegon II, in his second marriage and lots of consider that he ought to rule rather than Rhaenyra.

This battle will rage between Rhaenyra and her half-brother and culminates in her demise.

The best way through which this occurs is that Aegon II manages to seize Rhaenyra at Dragonstone and kills her by having his dragon, Sunfyre, eat her.

So, when the Episode 4 scene confirmed a fiery dragon after the medium spoke to Rhaenyra, those that have learn the e book instantly related the 2.

After all, HBO might determine to shake issues up a bit and never comply with the e book as carefully so viewers must proceed watching to search out out if that is the destiny that actually awaits Rhaenyra in Home of the Dragon.

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

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