Milly Alcock stars as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, as seen in Episode 3 of HBO's House of hte 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 3 of House of the Dragon noticed King Viserys (Paddy Considine) remarried and a royal prince being born that would usurp Princess Rhaenyra’s (Milly Alcock) stake on the Iron Throne.

And, as a result of the princess is subsequent in line to rule, it additionally means she is subsequent in line to be married — one thing she is useless in opposition to.

In the meantime, Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) took the Stepstones when his brother, the king, couldn’t be bothered. Killing the Crabfeeder (Daniel Scott-Smith), he claimed victory there.

In Episode 4, Daemon returns to King’s Touchdown and publically offers up that crown to his brother.

This settles the rift between the pair that was torn asunder years earlier when Daemon referred to the king’s useless son as “Heir for a Day.”

So, let’s check out what else unfolded within the newest installment of Home of the Dragon.

Julian Jones as Boremund Baratheon, 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
Julian Jones as Boremund Baratheon, 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

Everybody needs to marry the princess

Younger and outdated — and never many in her precise age bracket — have arrived to attempt to win Rhaenyra’s hand in marriage.

She doesn’t look after any of them. Not even the kid who kills the grownup that picked on him.

All through this episode of Home of the Dragon, the princess struggles with being a bit of meat able to be offered at market. Due to this, her Uncle Daemon attire her up as a boy and sneaks her out of the fortress in order that she will be able to have an excellent time earlier than settling into no matter god-awful alternative she settles for.

And that’s when the s**t actually hits the fan.

Essentially the most discomforting information

The factor about Daemon and Rhaenyra’s journey into the seedy underside of King’s Touchdown is that it begins off as nameless and chaste. However, you already know these damned Targaryens and their love of all issues familial.

Winding up in a pleasure home, Rhaenyra and Daemon find yourself getting frisky.

Whereas they don’t wind up sleeping with one another, that’s inappropriate now as a spy has seen them and stories again to Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans). That is one among Whiteworm’s spies which followers of the guide will know extra however a scene with Daemon and Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno) can also be fairly telling.

Being Hand of the King, Otto takes this information straight again to the king however, in fact, it has been twisted — past the incest — to additionally embrace precise intercourse.

Earlier than the king has an opportunity to debate it with anybody, Alicent (Emily Carey) has already spoken to the princess to seek out out the goss.

Emily Carey as Alicent Hightower and Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen, as seen in Episode 4 of HBO's House of the Dragon Season 1
Emily Carey as Alicent Hightower and Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen, as seen in Episode 4 of Home of the Dragon Season 1. Pic credit score: HBO/Ollie Upton

In the meantime, the true information is the actual fact Ser Criston obtained fortunate

The princess spills the beans about her uncle (in addition to laying in some furphies that she swears upon the reminiscence of her mom are true) however refrains from mentioning that whereas she didn’t rating with Daemon, she did really get fortunate.

After being dumped by Daemon, Rhaenyra returns dwelling and shortly seduces Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel).

How this little tryst will play out as Home of the Dragon continues stays to be seen however I can’t think about King Viserys will settle for Criston as an acceptable husband for the princess.

Additionally, that regained friendship together with his brother? Nicely, that’s mud now that he has sullied Rhaenyra’s identify.

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, as seen in Episode 4 of HBO's House of the Dragon Season 1
Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, as seen in Episode 4 of Home of the Dragon Season 1. Pic credit score: HBO/Ollie Upton

Bother nonetheless brews on the Stepstones

Whereas Daemon managed to kill the Crabfeeder, a brand new bother has been planted there by the use of the Sea Snake AKA Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint).

It appears Corlys continues to be p**sed on the truth the king did not marry his 12-year-old daughter, Laena Velaryon (Nova Mosé-Foueillis), again in Episode 2 of Home of the Dragon.

Now he needs to wed her to the Sea Lord of Braavos. If this marriage goes forward, it’s going to place Home Velaryon in alliance with the Free Cities and fairly the massive pressure to be reckoned with.

Now, who would they probably marry off into Home Velaryon to ensure Corlys retains in line?

You guessed it, Rhaenyra is the proper candidate to marry Laena’s brother, Laenor (Theo Nate).

And now that Rhaenyra has change into a “political headache” to her father, he can ensure that she weds precisely who he needs her to.

Otto will get demoted

Whereas the king could seem considerably not within the loop at instances, it seems he is aware of precisely what Otto is.

Nicely, possibly that’s not completely true. It takes Rhaenyra calling him out as a vulture that will get the king occupied with his Hand.

Calling a personal assembly with Otto, the king lays all of it out after which takes away Otto’s title as Hand of the King.

So, does this imply that Otto is Whiteworm? Or has he simply been framed? Solely by tuning into additional episodes of Home of the Dragon will all of it be revealed.

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

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