'House of the Dragon' Episode 4: Did Alicent, Rhaenyra patch up? Fans utterly confused with 'messed up' time jumps

Fans are a bit confused with Episode 4's time jump when they saw Alicent and Rhaenyra talking like besties again

'House of the Dragon' Episode 4: Did Alicent, Rhaenyra patch up? Fans utterly confused with 'messed up' time jumps
Emily Carey (Lady Alicent Hightower) and Milly Alcock (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen) in 'House of the Dragon' Episode 4 (HBO)
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When ‘House of the Dragon’ began premiering on HBO, we knew that the viewers will be witnessing a lot of time jumps so that the most important parts of the story get more coverage. Since episode one, whatever we have seen on the HBO show are the moments that played an important role during House Targaryen’s reign. However, it seems viewers are now finding it difficult in figuring out how big of a time jump the show has taken this time around.

Episode 4 of the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel saw Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) returning to Westeros after an emphatic victory over the Crab Feeder and his armies. On the other hand, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) was on a tour to find a husband for herself. However, the moment that made everyone feel a bit weird was how Alicent (Emily Carey) and Rhaenyra were friendly again. In the previous episode, we got to know that Rhaenyra was not happy with Alicent’s decision to marry her father and that drew her far from her father as well.

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HOTD - Alicent Rhaenyra Still 1 (HBO)

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But the way Alicent and Rhaenyra were talking in the episode, it felt like they have patched up and are now behaving as they used to when they were best friends. A lot of viewers were confused with their conversation and asked on social media how big of a time jump Episode 4 took because they didn’t have an idea about how these two characters went back to the way they were.

One of the fans wrote, “How much of a time jump from the last episode is this??” Meanwhile, another fan wrote, “Did I miss something? When did these two make up? I still don’t like her.” Another social media user said, “WTF is going on with #HouseOfTheDragon? The episode is all messed up and out of order.” Another fan tweeted, “This is going too fast? like the timeline of events or is it just me?”

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“Oh are we besties again with Alicent? Did blink and miss that development?” said another one. “Yeah it’s obvious another time jump cuz homegirl had her baby but I’m confused,” tweeted another fan. “My only complaint of this show is the big-time jumps and missing big scenes like this. Plus won't be too happy when they swap out characters and do a major time jump. Too fast,” said another one.

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Although the reviews for the episode were highly positive, the issue with the time jump is slowly starting to gather steam because some people complained about the time jump when photos of Emily Carey wearing the Queen’s outfit and the crown got leaked on social media. A lot of people said that they were robbed of this scene because of the time jump. But it seems, that ‘HOTD’ will continue with all these time jumps because the show is set to introduce the older versions of Rhaenyra and Alicent in the next couple of episodes.

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HOTD - Alicent Rhaenyra Still 1 (HBO)

 

Let’s see how many years will we lose during the next batch of episodes.

'House of the Dragon' returns to HBO with a new episode every Sunday at 9 pm EST.

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