‘House of the Dragon’ wedding gives viewers red wedding flashbacks

‘House of the Dragon’ wedding gives viewers red wedding flashbacks

Warning: spoilers await for episode 5 of it .

House of the Dragon Viewers were treated to red wedding flashbacks during episode 5 titled “We Light the Way” on Sunday night, when the royal wedding between Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Lord Corlys Velaryon’s son and heir Ser Laenor Velaryon came to an end in a horrible case.

Earlier in the episode, it was decided that Rhaenyra would marry Ser Laenor to join the two most powerful houses: House Targaryen and House Velaryon. While King Viserys ironed out the details with Lord Corlys and Princess Rhaenys, Ser Laenor and Rhaenyra took a walk on the beach, where they came to an agreement that they would perform their civil duties as husband and wife, but their marriage would remain open to their individual tastes.

In case you missed it, in the previous episode, Rhaenyra bedded Ser Criston Cole. Meanwhile, we discovered that Ser Laenor is gay and his secret lover is a knight, Ser Joffrey Lonmouth.

Moving on to the pre-royal wedding dinner, the night had already taken a dramatic turn as Viserys’ brother Daemon appeared to sit at the table, followed by Queen Alicent Hightower, who appeared in an emerald green dress, the House’s color Hightower when the lighthouse declares war on him.

However, when the guests are dancing, Ser Laenor’s secret lover Joffrey approaches Rhaenyra’s secret lover Ser Criston and threatens him with blackmail, which causes Ser Criston to finally beat him to a pulp and to the point where his face completely distorted.

Marriages in Westeros are very rarely non-violent. It’s almost expected at this point, which is why some viewers were fired up before anything even dropped. And although Ser Criston’s collapse didn’t end with nearly as high a body count as the red wedding, it was still shocking and impressive, and fans loved it.

Even more savagely, despite Ser Laenor’s secret lover being brutally murdered, the wedding to unite House Targaryen and House Velaryon went ahead with Ser Laenor crying throughout the ceremony. And at the end of the episode, Viserys passes out, leaving his fate in doubt as we move into episode 6 and its big leap forward in time, introducing new actresses Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra and Olivia Cooke as Alicent.

House of the Dragon airs Sunday at 9 p.m HBO.

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