House of the Dragon Recap With Spoilers: “King of the Narrow Sea”
WARNING: This article contains MAJOR spoilers for House of the Dragon’s fourth episode... “King of the Narrow Sea” begins with Rhaenyra in an alternate part of Westeros, listening to proposals from suitors that her father has arranged for her. She’s not interested in any of these men; some are a lot more established, some are a lot younger, none are extremely appealing. A young man named Samwell Blackwood ends up in a duel after being turned somewhere near Rhaenyra, and he surprisingly bests the a lot greater, more established man. He’s a name to save in your back pocket for later in the series.
Rhaenyra ends her tour early and heads back to King’s Landing, despite the fact that she knows her father will be disappointed about the situation. While sailing in, Daemon’s dragon flies over her ship, signaling that he has gotten back as well. Daemon approaches the high position with his very own crown on his head, and it is revealed that he was delegated King of the Narrow Sea, following his victory over the Crabfeeder and the Triarchy. A contention with Viserys seems inevitable, however Daemon removes his crown and gives it to Viserys, claiming that he sees just his brother as king. They embrace and a celebration commences.
Rhaenyra isn’t on her father’s good side. Daemon, be that as it may, is encountering a superior relationship with Viserys. The last time the two were together, they were at odds, yet that was years ago, Winning a war quells a great deal of issues, it seems. Alicent tries to get Rhaenyra to look on the more brilliant side of things, saying most individuals don’t get a decision in who they marry. The friends have clearly missed each other as their lives have changed and filled apart lately.
Daemon is approached by Rhaenyra, who questions his motives for returning. He says that he missed “the comforts of home.” He, as Alicent, attempts to tell her that this potential marriage isn’t something bad, yet he takes the political angle. She doesn’t want to wind up like her mother, who was killed attempting to deliver a male successor, however Daemon tells her she can’t carry on with her life in fear. She doesn’t desire fear, just solitude.
The Crabfeeder may be dead, however Corlys is currently administering things in the Stepstones, and he could be causing inconvenience for the King. He’s planning to marry his daughter to the son of the ruler in charge of Braavos, which would be inconvenience for Viserys and Westeros.
In her chambers, Rhaenyra finds a map that was given to her by someone in secret. It’s a way to sneak out of the castle around evening time. She puts on plain clothes and follows its instructions, just to find Daemon waiting for her. He leads her through the streets and she sees how the everyday citizens live. Meanwhile, Alicent cares for Viserys, whose ailment is just deteriorating.
Daemon takes Rhaenrya to a pleasure house, where he tells her that she’s finally in a place where she can have and take what she wants. At the same time, Viserys has summoned Alicent to his chambers to have sex with him, and obviously scene lacks all satisfaction and passion. Daemon starts to get intimate with Rhaenyra however abruptly stops. He pulls away from her, slams his hand against the wall and leaves. At the point when she chases after him, a young kid on the street notices what her identity is. She returns to her room and Criston is still standing watch outside, unaware that she had left. Rhaenyra pulls him into her room and has sex with him.
Otto informs King Viserys of what the young kid saw. He is told that Daemon and Rhaenyra were in the pleasure house together, “engaging in behaviors unsuitable of a maiden.” Alicent overhears the exchange and sends for Rhaenyra. She tells Rhaenyra what she was told and Rhaenyra denies it. Alicent insists that she just wants to help Rhaenyra. She tells most of reality, leaving out the physical exchange with Daemon. “Daemon never touched me. I swear this to you on the memory of my mother.”
Daemon is dragged to the Iron Privileged position and left lying on the floor. Viserys claims that Daemon contaminated Rhaenyra and kicks him while he’s on the ground. Daemon tells Viserys that he wants to marry Rhaenyra, reminding the king that he said he might have whatever he wanted after he gave up his crown from the Narrow Sea. Viserys sends him away. Alicent works to persuade Viserys to accept Rhaenyra’s promise over Daemon, considering that he had made a habit of duplicity. She believes Rhaenyra.
Viserys and Rhaenrya talk about Aegon the Winner and the prediction of the Song of Ice and Fire. He tells her that the weight she bears is larger than her desires. “Reality does not matter, Rhaenyra. Just discernment.” He tells her that she will marry Corlys Velaryon’s son and join the two most remarkable houses in the realm. Rhaenyra takes the chance to cast uncertainty on Otto Hightower, saying that he is giving his best for make Aegon the king, remembering spying for her. She agrees to the wedding however says he must handle the issue with Otto.
Otto and Viserys meet face-to-face and the king subtly suggests that his hand could have played a horrendous part in acquiring his position. “I wonder, how long did it take to choose yourself over your king?” He realizes that Alicent was planted into his life at the perfect opportunity, thanks to crafted by Otto. Viserys removes the hand from Otto’s chest. “The crown and the realm owe you an obligation that cannot be paid, yet I never again trust your judgment.” A maester brings Rhaenyra a tea that he claims is from the king, saying it will “free her of any consequences” of the prior night.