Political intrigue, drama, and a declaration of war are sandwiched between two gruesome deaths in an episode that marks a shift for the series. The fifth episode of House of the Dragon, concerns itself with some pretty regular Westerosi drama. But when the drums of House Velaryon announce the arrival of Lord Corlys (Steven Toussaint) to Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and Laenor’s (Theo Nate) pre-wedding feast, everyone instantly knows that shit is about to go down.
And down it goes at a party that has Targaryens, Velaryons, Coles, Hightowers, and whatnot throwing fists and accusations around, committing murder, declaring war, and even dancing a little. King Viserys (Paddy Considine) did, indeed, manage to give his daughter a wedding for the history books. It’s an appropriate, exciting conclusion for the first half of the series’ inaugural season, which follows Rhaenyra’s days as a young princess.
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Next week, Emma D’Arcy will pick up the torch as the woman who would be queen, and her best friend-turned-queen Alicent Hightower will go from being played by Emilia Carey to Olivia Cooke. Alcock and Carey’s amazing performances will certainly be missed, but at least the two actresses got to say goodbye to the show in style.
In other news – DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small face arrest
Scorpion Kings, DJ Maphorisa, and Kabza De Small have been ordered to be arrested by the High Court of Bulawayo.
A few months ago, it was reported that the two were demanded to pay over 500k after a no-show at Zimbabwe’s Vic Falls Carnival. Learn more