'House of the Dragon' Episode 4: Fans ecstatic after King Viserys REMOVES Otto Hightower as Hand of the King for blatant lies

Fans didn't expect to see Visery confornting Otto about his wrongdoings and sent fans into a frenzy as he took his badge away

'House of the Dragon' Episode 4: Fans ecstatic after King Viserys REMOVES Otto Hightower as Hand of the King for blatant lies
Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower in 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)
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If you have read ‘Fire & Blood’, you know about Ser Otto Hightower’s role in the fall of House Targaryen and fans were waiting to see how HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ manages to handle the character that has so many layers. However, the network stunned everyone by following the source material and Hightower as mysterious as possible.

In the first three episodes of the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) has been seen doing a lot of mischief. From telling her daughter to marry the king to try to make Aegon the heir, Hightower has made it clear that he wants his blood to sit on the Iron Throne. However, he would now have to rethink his strategy because King Viserys (Paddy Considine) has finally caught on to his lies. The fourth episode of the HBO show saw Otto Hightower bringing unfortunate news to the King and tried making things worse for Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock).

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Paddy Considine (King Viserys) and Rhys Ifans (Ser Otto Hightower) in 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)
Paddy Considine (King Viserys) and Rhys Ifans (Ser Otto Hightower) in 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)

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He told King Viserys that Rhaenyra was seen wandering the streets of the kingdom with Prince Daemon and went on to have sex with her uncle. Viserys was angry with what he heard and called it a baseless rumor. Alicent heard all this and confronted Rhaenyra, asking her about what happened last night. Rhaenyra lied that Daemon never touched her and all they did was drink. On the other hand, Daemon told Viserys that he did have sex with her niece Rhaenyra and wanted to marry her. Viserys didn’t say anything and told him to return to Vale.

Viserys and Rhaenyra had a conversation with each other in which the Princess told everything about how Otto, the Hand of the King, is trying to manipulate him so that his blood sits on the throne. As a result, Viserys called Otto and removed him as the Hand after telling him how his schemes had led to so many disasters.

Fans were really happy and excited to see that Viserys 'finally’ learned how Otto was trying to remove Rhaenyra from the equation. One of the fans wrote, “#OttoHightower you are out of here!!!! Let's go finally.” Another fan said, “Otto Hightower should’ve been fired as the hand of the king the moment he proposed that Rhaenyra should’ve married 2-year-old Ageon. Mf was really a whole ass menace to the realm saying some of the most outta pocket shit LMFAOOO,” wrote another fan.

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“Damn, Otto thanks for playing. His departure will not set up any future issues,” tweeted another user. “Viserys finally catching on about Otto lol only took him a million years,” wrote another one. “Viserys should cut Otto’s tongue,” said another social media user. “Yes Viserys! See Otto, please! Finally! Get his A**!” wrote another Twitter user. “Otto Hightower, you could not die enough times!” wrote another fan.

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Although Viserys removed him as the Hand of the King, it’s worth noting that whatever he said about Princess Rhaenyra was actually “true”. Rhaenyra and Daemon did make out in one of the brothels and went on to have sex with Ser Criston Cole afterward. As of now, no one knows about Rhaenyra’s steamy night with Ser Criston and it would be wise for both of them to not let anything out.

It’ll be interesting to see how Otto takes his revenge and make things worse for House Targaryen.

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

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