Well, now no one can say that “House of the Dragon” isn’t delivering enough sex.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for episode 4 of “House of the Dragon.”]
In Sunday night’s fourth episode of the “Game of Thrones” spinoff series “House of the Dragon,” (airing Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO), nearly every character got busy.
Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) had a steamy incestuous makeout together with her uncle, Daemon (Matt Smith) in the course of a brothel. After Daemon ditched her, she later lost her virginity to the knight Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), which can also be scandalous since he’s purported to be celibate. So, Rhaenyra did some canoodling with two men in a single night: one was her much older blood relative, and one is her guard who violated his job to be together with her.
Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and her guards, including Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), right.Courtesy of HBO
Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), Rhaenyra’s uncle and one in all her love interests. Courtesy of HBO
Fabien Frankel as Ser Crison Cole in “House of the Dragon,” one other one in all Rhaenyra’s love interests. Courtesy of HBO
And, only for kicks, there was also a sex scene with King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and his wife Alicent (Emily Carey), to contrast Alicent’s boring sex life with Rhaenyra’s much more eventful one.
Now we all know what Smith meant when he said there was “an excessive amount of” sex on the show.
Fans of the show had strong reactions to those developments on social media. Almost immediately after the episode ended, #Daemyra — fans’ nickname for the couple — was trending on Twitter.
King Viserys (Paddy Considine) reunites together with his brother, Daemon (Matt Smith), shortly before kicking him out again for “ruining” his daughter. Courtesy of HBO
Daemon (Matt Smith) and Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) are uncle and niece…and more…in “House of the Dragon.” Courtesy of HBO
Alicent (Emily Carey) left, and Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock), right, in “House of the Dragon.” Courtesy of HBO
“Holy s–t. That make That make out sesh tho” one other said.
Some fans were weirded out by your complete “Daemon takes his young niece to a brothel” plot.
“like why would he take her there ? that sh–t is weird”
Some viewers were just scandalized.
“wait, why he KISSING HIS NIECE?! DAEMON, THAT IS YOUR NIECE” one viewer wrote.
“your daughter was spotted in a whorehouse my king”
“…together with her uncle”
viserys: ERROR 404 #houseofthedragon
— 🌙 claire (@claireisrad) September 12, 2022
Some fans were feeling the Daemon and Rhaenyra relationship.
Some fans were Team Criston.
“I’m mad Daemon is such a tease, but no less than she’s got Ser Criston Cole now, I’m equally as joyful,” one fan commented.
Some fans were…less Team Criston.
“YOU MADE OUT WITH DAEMON TARGARYEN AND THEN GO BACK HOME STRAIGHT TO SER COLE ARE YOU ACTUALLY INSANE FROM THE DRAGON TO THE MULE COME ON,” one fan bemoaned.
And no less than one fan was simply lost for words.
“House of the Dragon” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.