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Watch House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 4 ‘King of the Straits’
previously on House of Dragon Season 1 Episode 3, Daemon and the Sea Serpent battle the Crab Eater. The realm celebrates Aegon’s second name day. Rhaenyra faces the prospect of marriage.
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On House of Dragon Season 1 Episode 4, Rhaenyra listens as men make their arguments as contenders for her hand. Some are too old, some too young and she leaves when they erupt in a battle over their skills. Rhaenyra demands to return to Kings Landing and asks Ser Cole how her father will react if she doesn’t find a match.
Before they can reach the landing pad, Caraxes flies too close to their ship, churning up the waves and knocking Rhaenyra onto the deck. When she returns to court, her father is displeased to see that she has come home alone. Before he can speak, Daemon arrives wearing a crown of bones.
Approaching Viserys, Daemon tosses the Royal Guard a new piece for the Iron Throne and proclaims that he has been proclaimed King of the Straits after his victory over the Triarchy. Despite this, he offers Viserys his crown and the stepping stones, now free from threats.
Viserys suspiciously asks about Lord Corlys, who sailed home to Driftmark after betraying his king. After hearing that Daemon slaughtered 2000 Triarchy soldiers to retake the Stepstones, Viserys hugs him and tells him that the Crown owes him a great debt for what he did.
At his return celebration, Daemon and Viserys reminisce and bond. When she joins them, Alicent asks Rhaenyra about her honeymoon, and Rhaenyra shares her disgust at the thought of staying in the castle and squeezing heirs, describing T. Alicent’s new life to one.
After Alicent forgives Rhaenyra, Alicent warns her that her father will not be pleased that she left the tour early, reminding her that her few wives even have a choice. When Rhaenyra discusses the journey with Daemon after the king’s retirement, he also points out to her that the marriage is a political arrangement.
Determined to avoid her mother’s fate, Rhaenyra tells Daemon that she would rather live in solitude. Meanwhile, the King faces a new threat, Lord Corlys, still furious at his daughter’s snub, negotiates with the Free Cities to marry her off to the Sealord.
If House Corlys marries their daughter to a lord of the Free Cities, they have no choice but to make a similar marriage pact for Rhaenyra. That night, Rhaenyra discovers a hidden note Daemon left for her, and they sneak out of the castle to King’s Landing in disguise.
While in disguise, Rhaenyra experiences the anonymity and chaos of King’s Landing, and she is captivated by it all. At a play, Rhaenyra watches the crowd go for young Prince Aegon as his heir instead of her. She is unimpressed and claims her opinions mean nothing to her.
As she and Daemon walk through a brothel, Rhaenyra sees combinations of men and women pleasuring each other. Eventually, Daemon takes them to a room-wide orgy and they kiss while he describes fucking as a pleasure and marriage as a duty it shouldn’t prevent.
On a wall in the brothel, Daemon and Rhaenyra touch and kiss and tease until Daemon pushes her away and abruptly leaves. Rhaenyra rushes home and lures Ser Cole into her bedroom, and they make passionate love after stripping.
In the king’s chambers, Alicent takes over the bathing of Viserys from his servants and sends them away. After she falls asleep, the king requests her presence, but Alicent is reluctant to go to him. She lies still and cold as he pumps into her, clearly wishing she were somewhere else.
While everyone is sleeping, Otto Hightower meets up with a little boy who saw Rhaenyra and Daemon at the brothel. In the morning, Mysaria brings Daemon a cure for hangovers and meets with the same boy, leaving Daemon after refusing the tonic and calling her a whore.
Otto Hightower, the ever-suspicious Kings Hand, breaks the news of Daemon and Rhaenyra’s exploits to Viserys, making sure it sounds as lewd as possible. Alicent overhears everything, including Viserys’ denial of the entire situation and anger at her father for spying on her.
Viserys cuts down Hightower with ease, letting him know that he can see clearly Otto’s ambitions for the Iron Throne and is disgusted with his attempt to sully Rhaenyra’s name. Alicent meets up with Rhaenyra and asks her what happened the night before and Rhaenyra answers her honestly.
Alicent is horrified that Rhaenyra even entered a brothel, but believes Daemon did not touch her as she swears by her mother’s memory. Warning her that losing her virtue would ruin everything, Alicent becomes even more committed to finding Rhaenyra a husband
Incredibly angry, Viserys interrogates Daemon for touching Rhaenyra. Daemon tells Viserys that he wants Rhaenyra as his wife, claiming that if she is given to him they will restore the realm to its glory. Viserys disowns him and sends him back to the valley, where he is banished for good.
Later, Alicent meets with Viserys and reminds him that unlike Daemon, Rhaenyra has no record of being cheating. She believes Daemon tried to corrupt Rhaenyra while Viserys believes his daughter is not innocent. Late at night Viserys summons her to his chambers.
Once there, her father shows her Aegon the Conqueror’s Dagger, with his song imprinted on the blade. He tries to impress on her the weight of her responsibilities, and she points out the double standards at his court. Viserys demands that she marry Ser Laenor Valaryian immediately.
Rhaenyra asks what her father plans to do with Otto Hightower, who clearly wants his grandson to be named heir at all costs. She agrees to marry Ser Laenor if her father punishes Hightower for his ambitions. Viserys meets with Hightower and asks him how he came to power.
Viserys realizes that Otto came to power in just five days when his grandfather’s hand died under mysterious circumstances. He also realizes that Alicent was sent to him by Hightower to take his mind off his grief and bring Otto even closer to the throne through family ties.
While Otto tries to deny the accusations Viserys is leveling at him, the king tells him that his interests are no longer aligned with those of the empire. Viserys, while acknowledging that the kingdom owes Otto a great debt, removes his title as Hand of the King, as he no longer trusts him at all.
Late at night, the king’s chief healer brings Rhaenyra a tonic to prevent pregnancy. Her father sent it, despite somehow knowing the truth, although Rhaenyra vehemently denied it.
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Air date: September 11, 2022
House of Dragons cast
- Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen
- MattSmith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
- Olivia Cook as Alicent Hightower
- Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon (The Sea Serpent)
- Eva Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
- Fabian Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
- Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
- Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower
- Milly Alcock as the young princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
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House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode Guide
|1||10||The season one finale of House of the Dragon’s The Black Queen||October 23, 2022|
|1||9||“The Green Council”||October 16, 2022|
|1||8th||“The Lord of the Tides”||October 9, 2022|
|1||7||“Drift Mark”||October 2, 2022|
|1||6||“The Princess and the Queen”||September 25, 2022|
|1||5||“We light the way”||September 18, 2022|
|1||4||“King of the Strait”||September 11, 2022|
|1||3||“Second of His Name”||September 4, 2022|
|1||2||“The Rogue Prince”||August 28, 2022|
|1||1||“Heirs of the Dragon” Season 1 of House of the Dragon||August 21, 2022|
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