Sep 15, 2022

House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 4: The Night of Flesh for a Virgin

In Episode 4 Season 1 of House of the Dragon - "King of the Narrow Sea", Rhaenyra goes to Storm's End Castle to present for a concubine, but couldn't choose one. She returns to capital King's Landing as soon as her Uncle Daemon returns from the Stepstones riding the dragon Caraxes.

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At the court of Westeros, Daemon claims to have defeated Crabfeeder and reveals that he was venerated as "King of the Narrow Sea" but swears allegiance to King Viserys and hands over his funny crown to the king.

Late at night, Daemon tempts Rhaenyra, disguised as a boy, to sneak out with him to explore the popular nightlife of King's Landing. They drink, watch a folk play in which they are the protagonists, engage in extravagant revelry, and go to an entertainment center (brothel) where Daemon deliberately stimulates and arouses Rhaenyra's sexual desires. But Daemon leaves as soon as the excitement between them reaches its peak, no intercourse is made.

Back at the Red Keep, the heated Rhaenyra seduces Ser Criston and the two have a sweet night of sex.

A childish spy informs Ser Otto of Daemon and Rhaenyra's whereabouts; Otto immediately goes to the king in the night to denounce the heir princess.

King Viserys angrily summons Daemon, who does not hesitate to express his desire to marry Rhaenyra. Viserys decides to banish Daemon back to the Vale.

To avoid bad reputations, Viserys orders Rhaenyra to marry Ser Laenor Velaryon. He also dismisses Ser Otto from the position of the Right Hand because he now comes to believe that Otto had manipulated him for personal gain. From his ascension to the present, every aspect of Viserys 's life and power has been orchestrated by Otto to serve Hightower House's deep-seated intrigues.

Viserys also orders the Grand Master (Grand Maester - who also acts as a physician, healer, scholar, scientist  in the palace) named Mellos to make Rhaenyra a tea that is probably an abortifacient in case she got pregnancy.

Before that, Queen Alicent confides her loneliness to Rhaenyra, and tales steps to protect her friend who is now her step-daugher.


Paddy Considine ... King Viserys I Targaryen
Matt Smith ... Prince Daemon Targaryen
Emma D'Arcy ... Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
Milly Alcock ... young Rhaenyra Targaryen
Olivia Cooke ... Lady Alicent Hightower
Emily Carey ... young Alicent Hightower
Rhys Ifans ... Ser Otto Hightower
Steve Toussaint ... Lord Corlys Velaryon
Eve Best ... Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
Sonoya Mizuno ... Mysaria
Graham McTavish ... Ser Harrold Westerling
Fabien Frankel ... Ser Criston Cole