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House of the Dragon episode 4 fans react to Rhaenyra’s sex scene with Criston Cole, Alicent’s depressing Queen Life, Daemon & Rhaenyra’s steamy kiss & more

House of the Dragon episode 4 fans react to Rhaenyra’s sex scene with Criston Cole, Alicent’s depressing Queen Life, Daemon & Rhaenyra’s steamy kiss & more

House of the Dragon episode 4 was all about accusations, lies and a steamy sex scene between Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel). Though briefly, HOTD viewers may have been convinced it would be Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) “coupling” with Viserys’ (Paddy Considine) daughter. Meanwhile, Alicent Hightower’s (Emily Carey) life as Queen of Westeros looks rather dull and her midnight call for sex from the King only makes it more miserable to watch. But chapter four’s shocker moment comes at its final minutes when Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) is fired from his position as The Hand of the King. Here’s a recap of the finest moments from House of the Dragon episode 4 that’s got fans tweeting their heartfelt reactions on social media.

House of the Dragon episode 4 is no longer pulling punches as the fourth segment delves into Game of Thrones-Esque orgy scenes with a touch of raunchy incest encounter between Daemon and Rhaenyra. But before engaging in pleasures, the politicking of King’s Landing has the princess on a tour to find her match, as teased in the preview. Boremund Baratheon (Julian Lewis Jones) is the princess’ host helping her find a suitor. Unfortunately for the Lord of Storm’s End, Rhaenyra is displeased by all the contenders (except perhaps the young lord from Blackwood who shoves his sword up the heckler from House Bracken).

Rhaenyra returns to King’s Landing couldn’t have come at a better time as Daemon and his Dragon Caraxes also arrive following the battle at Stepstones. Daemon marches inside the Great Hall wearing a crown and reveals he was named King of Narrow Sea after his forces smashed the Triarchy.

Though Lord Corlys (Steve Toussaint) sailed back to Driftmark, the Sea Snake continues to be a problem for Viserys.  Corlys’ negotiations with the Sealord of Braavos (to wed his daughter Laena to Sealord’s son) could lead to an alliance between House Velaryon and the Free Cities, forcing the King to seek a marriage pact as well.

Amidst politics, Rhaenyra is busy with her adventures, like exploring the Flea Bottom with her cousin Daemon. A trip to the downtrodden city soon has the two watching a play mocking the turmoil for the Iron Throne’s succession, a grim reminder for Rhaenyra that the people would rather choose the male heir Aegon II Targaryen over her.

While Rhaenyra’s stroll in the city is innocent, Daemon seems to have his plans in mind and sways her into following him to a Brothel house. The racy orgy around them is convincing enough for Rhaenyra to escalate her steamy kiss with Daemon to the next level. However, the risqué moment is cut short when Daemon pulls back. Shockingly, abounding her in the pleasure house – perhaps its part of his larger plan to marry her? But that’s not going to stop Rhaenyra, especially with a hunky Knight like Ser Criston Cole standing outside her bedroom. The larger Fandom are rooting for Rhaenyra even though she is the root cause of ensuing chaos. Reader scan check out reactions below.

Criston initially hesitates but is forced to bite down his Knightly vows for a night with the princess. And just like that, Rhaenyra was no longer a maiden. But her stroll down Flea Bottom has consequences after a boy spy informs Otto of Rahenyra and Daemon’s encounter at the Brothel.

House of the Dragon episode 4 shows King Viserys reminding Rhaenyra of her duties

Otto informs King Viserys that her daughter was “engaged in behaviors unbecoming of a maiden, of a princess.” Though it only backfires on Hightower and Alicent slyly overhears all she needs to know. The Queen confronts Rhaenyra who denies the accusation stating “I am the princess. To question my virtue is an act of treason.” Daemon once again faces his brother’s wrath and is commanded by the grace to return to Vale.

Over at the Red Keep, Viserys reminds his daughter of her responsibilities and duties not just as the heir but burdened with knowledge larger than the throne. The King shows her the Valyrian dagger hidden with a song inscription that says, “From my blood come the Prince that was promised and his will be the Song of Ice and Fire.” After a back-and-forth argument between Father and daughter, Rhaenyra agrees to wed Ser Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate) without protest but in turn, the King is persuaded to remove the vulture perching upon the Throne, Otto Hightower.

Otto is no longer seen as a trustworthy advisor for allegedly spying on Rhaenyra. Furthermore, his position as the grandfather of the King’s son is seen as biased, leading to his removal from serving as The Hand of the King. House of the Dragon episode 4 wraps up with Maester Mellos offering the princess a portion to rid any chances of pregnancy, as commanded by the King, so clearly, Viserys saw through Rhaenyra’s lies.




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