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House of the Dragon: King Viserys Targaryen prepares to marry off his daughter Rhaenyra

King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) tries to type a royal alliance with a royal marriage ceremony… as his well being continues to fail in Episode 5 of HBO’s House of the Dragon.

Viserys publicizes his plans to marry off his daughter Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) to Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate), the son of Corlys Verlaryon (Steve Toussaint) and Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best).

The trailer teased some stress and an all-out brawl at the marriage ceremony, whereas the former Hand of the King, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) tells his daughter, Queen Alicent (Emily Carey) that there will probably be struggle if Rhaenyra takes the Iron Throne. 

Alliance: King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) tries to type a royal alliance with a royal marriage ceremony… as his well being continues to fail in Episode 5 of HBO’s House of the Dragon

Daughter: Viserys announces his plans to marry off his daughter Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) to Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate), the son of Corlys Verlaryon (Steve Toussaint) and Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best)

Daughter: Viserys publicizes his plans to marry off his daughter Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) to Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate), the son of Corlys Verlaryon (Steve Toussaint) and Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best)

The episode begins with two new characters meeting on horseback, Lady Rhea Royce (Rachel Redford) and Ser Gerald with the girl saying she’d moderately experience alone.

She rides off on her white steed and leaves the man behind when she finds her husband Daemon (Matt Smith).

She asks what he is doing right here and ask if he desires to consummate the marriage lastly, as she reveals she heard he known as her uglier than a sheep.

Lady Rhea: The episode begins with two new characters meeting on horseback, Lady Rhea Royce (Rachel Redford) and Ser Gerald with the girl saying she’d moderately experience alone.

Husband: She rides off on her white steed and leaves the man behind when she finds her husband Daemon (Matt Smith)

Husband: She rides off on her white steed and leaves the man behind when she finds her husband Daemon (Matt Smith)

Uglier: She asks what he's doing here and ask if he wants to consummate the marriage finally, as she reveals she heard he called her uglier than a sheep

Uglier: She asks what he is doing right here and ask if he desires to consummate the marriage lastly, as she reveals she heard he known as her uglier than a sheep

He scares off her horse, throwing his spouse to the floor as he stands over her however walks away.

‘I knew you could not end’ she screams, earlier than Daemon picks up a big rock and walks again to her. 

The episode cuts to the sea, the place the King is crusing with his new Hand of the King, Lord Lyonel Stokes, as the King throws up over the aspect of the ship.

Thrown: He scares off her horse, throwing his wife to the ground as he stands over her but walks away

Thrown: He scares off her horse, throwing his spouse to the floor as he stands over her however walks away

Finish: 'I knew you couldn't finish' she screams, before Daemon picks up a large rock and walks back to her

Finish: ‘I knew you could not end’ she screams, earlier than Daemon picks up a big rock and walks again to her

Throw up: The episode cuts to the sea, where the King is sailing with his new Hand of the King, Lord Lyonel Stokes, as the King throws up over the side of the ship

Throw up: The episode cuts to the sea, the place the King is crusing with his new Hand of the King, Lord Lyonel Stokes, as the King throws up over the aspect of the ship

Back in King’s Landing, Otto confronts his daughter Alicent, saying she’s sorry Viserys eliminated him as Hand.

‘The time is come, Alicent. Either you put together Aegon to rule otherwise you cleave to Rhaenyra and also you beg for her mercy,’ Otto says earlier than embracing his daughter and leaving on horseback. 

King Viserys and Rhaenyra at the moment are using in a carriage to Driftmark, as the new Hand is angered that Corlys hasn’t greeted the King himself, however Viserys desires to, ‘simply get on with it.’

Back in King’s Landing, Alicent strikes up a dialog with Larys Strong (Matthew Needham), the son of the new Hand of the King, Lyonel Strong.

He is seen clutching a cane, saying she is likely to be in want of an ally, when Alicent asks him to state his objective.

He wonders if Rhaenyra may be trusted as a result of she isn’t properly, although he says he could also be mistaken.

He tells her that the Grand Maester introduced her a tea, at the route of the King, which clearly troubles Alicent. 

She tells him that Rhaenyra set sail with King Viserys to Driftmark, and he reveals that he’s completely satisfied to have been improper about Rhaenyra being sick… however Alicent is clearly nonetheless troubled by this information.

Back at Driftmark, Viserys and Corlys lastly meet, as Corlys bends the knee for him… and the King lets out a couple of coughs.

Rhaenys (Eve Best) arrives as Corlys congratulates Lyonel with being named the new Hand of the King.

Corlys tells Viserys that Lady Rhea has died, as they reveal it was a ‘searching accident’ and he or she was thrown from her horse.

Viserys modifications the topic, proposing a wedding between his daughter Rhaenyra and his son Laenor.

Corlys desires to know the way the succession will probably be dealt with, and he insists that Rhaenyra will ascend to the Iron Throne.

‘She and Ser Laenor’s firstborn youngster, regardless of gender, will inherit the Iron Throne from her,’ Viserys says.

‘Can I presume that, in line with Westerosi custom… Their kids would take their father’s title? That they might be born Velaryons?’ Corlys asks.

‘Surely, Lord Corlys, you aren’t proposing the Targaryen dynasty finish with my daughter just because she is a girl?’ Viserys asks.

‘Upon their delivery, Ser Laenor and Rhaenyra’s kids shall take their father’s title, Velaryon… In protecting with our traditions.

‘However, at such time when their firstborn ascends the Iron Throne, she or he will accomplish that bearing the title Targaryen. Dragons will rule the Seven Kingdoms for the subsequent hundred years, simply as they did the final,’ Viserys says, as Corlys finds it an ‘equitable compromise.’

The episode cuts to Rhaenyra strolling alongside the seaside together with her future husband Laenor, telling him, ‘In fact, if it had to be somebody, I’m glad it’s you. I do know this union isn’t what you’d select.’  

‘I maintain nothing towards you, cousin. No, I– moderately… Dare I say it’s a matter of style?’ he says.

She tells him that she prefers roasts duck to goose and he or she finds goose too greasy for her style.  

‘I do know that no matter settlement being struck up there won’t change your appetites, nor will it change mine,’ she mentioned. 

He asks what she proposes and he or she says, ‘That we carry out our obligation to our fathers and to the realm and when it is achieved… Each of us dines as we see match,’ which causes Laenor to smile.

Corlys and Rhaenys discuss of their chambers and he desires to give her the Iron Throne, what was rightfully hers.

‘I by no means wore the crown as a result of the realm wouldn’t have it so,’ she tells him as Corlys insists he would ‘treatment that.’

She says she has put all of it behind her as we return to Laenor… who’s seen with his gay lover Ser Joffrey Lonmouth (Solly McLeod).

Joffrey says he will probably be her ‘king consort’ as they begin messing round, as Joffrey says he’ll want a ‘sworn protector.’

Laenor says this could not have labored out higher as a result of she has a paramour of her personal as they marvel who it’s.

Rhaenyra is again at the boat speaking with Criston (Fabien Frankel), who asks him to run away with him and see the world collectively.

She insists that she should marry since it’s her obligation however she desires to proceed seeing Fabien, however he thinks he’ll simply be his ‘whore.’

Criston freaks out since he broke his chastity vow however he thinks in the event that they married he may have the option to restore his title.

They return to King’s Landing and Criston is instructed he is been summoned by the Queen, who sends her maids away when Criston enters.

She says she has considerations about Princess Rhaenyra, telling him there was a rumor, however she does not say the rumor is about Rhaenyra and Daemon.

He tells her, ‘It occurred, your Grace. The sin you allude to. I dedicated it,’ telling her he broke his chastity vow.

‘My oath has been damaged. I’ve dishonored myself. I deserve no consideration. But if… As a clement Queen, you might be inclined to pity… I’d ask solely this… That moderately than gelding me and having me tortured… You would sentence me mercifully to dying,’ he tells her.

‘Thank you on your honesty, Ser Criston. You might go,’ Alicent says, as Criston takes his sword and leaves with out one other phrase, leaving Alicent very confused.

The Grand Maester tells the King to relaxation and he’ll convey the leeches as one other maester offers him one thing to assist him sleep.

‘Will I be remembered as a great king, Lyonel? What will they are saying about me when the historical past is written?’ Viserys asks.

He says he hasn’t fought or conquered as Lyonel says some may contemplate that success.

‘Is it not higher to stay in peace than to have songs sung after you might be lifeless?’ Lyonel asks.

‘Perhaps. But there’s a half of me needs I’d been examined. I typically assume that in the crucible, I could have been cast a special man. Many which might be examined, solely want to have been spared it,’ Viserys says earlier than drifting off to sleep. 

The episode cuts to the exterior of King’s Landing, as ships arrive for the nice marriage ceremony, together with Jason Lanister (Jefferson Hall).

He congratulates the King on discovering an ideal match for Rhaenyra, as they’re greeted by Ser Gerald, as they provide condolences for Rhea’s dying.

The Velaryon household enters and is applauded by all, as Laenor kisses Rhaenyra’s hand, whereas Criston appears on awkwardly.

Prince Daemon arrives on his personal, as Viserys stands to greet him, ordering one other chair be introduced to the desk.

‘Be welcome, as we be part of collectively in celebration. Tonight is simply its starting. We honor the crown’s oldest and fiercest ally, House Velaryon. Reaching again to the days of Old Valyria and the Age of Dragons,’ Viserys sbegins.

‘With House Targaryen and H–‘ Viserys begins, however stops when Queen Alicent arrives.

Two males touch upon the Queen’s late arrival, and her inexperienced dress, which they are saying is the shade it glows when Oldtown calls its banners to struggle.

The King continues his speech, stating he desires to usher in a second age of dragons, including there will probably be seven days of tournaments and feasting, ending with the royal marriage ceremony.

Rhaenyra and Laenor carry out a standard dance, as Rhaenyra tells him she was by no means a lot of  dancer, although they end the dance to applause.

Surprisingly, Alicent will get sup and walks away from the desk, going to communicate to her uncle Lord Horbert Hightower (Steffan Rhodri), telling her Oldtown stands together with her.

Gerald approaches Daemon, saying males answer for his or her crimes, even Targaryen males.

He tells her he’s the cousin to his late girl spouse, accusing him of killing his spouse.

He tells Gerald that they had no heirs and no matter was due her now goes to him, including she was set to inherit all of Runestone.  

‘After my niece’s marriage ceremony, I plan to fly to the Eyrie and petition Lady Jeyne myself. Perhaps I’ll see you there, Ser Gerald,’ he tells Gerald, who’s clearly troubled. 

Laenor meets with his lover, who says Criston is Rhaenyra’s paramour, whereas Daemon chats up with the Velaryon eldest daughter.

Joffrey says Rhaenyra is aware of Laenor’s secret and now he is aware of hers.

Joffrey goes to chat with Criston, telling him they’re each ‘deeply invested’ on this union.

‘Ser Laenor is sort of pricey to me. As I do know… The Princess is to you. We ought to swear to one another to guard them, and their secrets and techniques, as a result of if these are stored secure… then so are all of us,’ Joffrey tells Criston.

Daemon takes Rhaenyra’s hand and asks if that is what she desires, saying Laenor will bore her mindless.

She asks if that was his plan, to kill his spouse so he may marry her… when a commotion is began in the corridor – a combat between Joffrey and Criston.

The King begins feeling weak as Criston retains beating Joffrey to a bloody pulp whereas Rhaenyra is taken from the corridor. 

Laenor sees his lover unconscious on the ground and begins crying whereas others begin leaving as Viserys is clearly fairly weak.

Criston leaves the corridor and lays his sword down whereas Rhaenyra and Laenor are married quietly in a non-public ceremony.

Criston pulls a dagger and is about to plunge it into his stomach, when Alicent finds him.

As the ceremony ends, the King collapses… as a rat arrives to sip from the blood of Joffrey as the episode comes to an finish. 

The preview for subsequent week’s episode teases an enormous time bounce of over a decade, as the King nonetheless managed to survive his sickness whereas Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy take over as the older Queen Alicent and Princess Rhaenyra.

Daemon: Instead, he decided to marry Alicent Hightower, a decision which caused Corlys to join forces with the King's estranged brother Daemon (Matt Smith) as they fought in the Stepstones

Daemon: Instead, he determined to marry Alicent Hightower, a choice which brought on Corlys to be part of forces with the King’s estranged brother Daemon (Matt Smith) as they fought in the Stepstones

Swore: Rhaenyra swore to both her father and her best friend, Queen Alicent, that nothing happened with Daemon... despite a witness account from one of Otto's spies

Swore: Rhaenyra swore to each her father and her greatest buddy, Queen Alicent, that nothing occurred with Daemon… regardless of a witness account from one of Otto’s spies

War: Otto is seen in the trailer telling his daughter Queen Alicent that the realm will go to war if Rhaenyra is named the Queen of Westeros

War: Otto is seen in the trailer telling his daughter Queen Alicent that the realm will go to struggle if Rhaenyra is known as the Queen of Westeros

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