'House of the Dragon' Episode 5: Fans 'anxious' after another wedding celebration turns into mayhem

'House of the Dragon' Episode 5: Fans 'anxious' after another wedding celebration turns into mayhem
A still from 'House of the Dragon' Episode 5 (HBO)

Whenever fans hear that there’s a wedding in the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe, they start to pray that no one dies this time around. In the original HBO series, we saw the gruesome ‘Red Wedding’ where so many members and warriors of House Stark were brutally killed. Meanwhile, Episode 5 of the ‘House of the Dragon’ saw House Targaryen and House Velaryon making their relationship even stronger with the marriage of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) and Ser Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate).

So, the Targaryens started the week of celebrations by hosting a small dinner for House Velaryon. The entire hall was filled with people who had come to congratulate both houses. But Queen Alicent (Emily Carey) was nowhere to be seen and maybe it was because of how Rhaenyra lied to her about that night with Daemon. She finally got to know it was Ser Criston Cole who had sex with the Princess and he heard from the horse’s mouth (Criston). A few moments later, she arrived in a gorgeous-looking green gown and it was time for the bride and the groom to dance. After their dance, a lot of people joined in and started dancing, but there was uneasiness in the entire atmosphere.


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Solly McLeoad (Ser Joffrey Lonmouth) and Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole) in 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)
Solly McLeoad (Ser Joffrey Lonmouth) and Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole) in 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)

Laenor, who is actually gay, was talking to his lover Ser Joffrey Lonmouth (Solly McLeod) about Ser Criston Cole and decided to talk to him. The next thing we know that a fight has broken out during the celebrations and for a few seconds, no one could see who got into the fight. Later, it was revealed that Ser Criston was beating the hell out of Laenor’s lover. The heir to House Velaryon tried to save his friend, but Ser Criston just punched him as well and punched his love to death. Once again, a wedding has become the most inauspicious part of the ‘GOT’ universe.

Fans were flabbergasted after seeing another celebration turning into chaos in the world of ‘Game of Thrones’ and applauded the makers for another superb chapter.

One of the fans wrote, “#HouseOfTheDragon episode 5 was damn good. A little too much time was spent on the wedding, but I was invested from start to finish. The actors pick up the slack where the writing slips a bit just with sheer charisma. Definitely going to miss Milly Alcock in later episodes.” Another fan wrote, “Wedding episodes never disappoint in #GOT.” Another social media user tweeted, “OMG TONIGHT'S EPISODE WAS SOMETHING.”




“What a f*****g episode!” wrote another fan. “One of the most anxiety-filled tv episodes,” tweeted another fan. “This whole thing was masterfully choreographed,” wrote another one.





Another social media user tweeted, “#HouseOfTheDragon ep5 is the politics and literal game of thrones on full display. The growth of Alicent, snapping of others, and the multitude of subtle yet massive moments. Extremely well written and acted, with a signature wtf moment as a capstone. GOT WEDDINGS NEVER FAIL.”

This was the last episode that we saw Milly Alcock and Emily Carey playing the role of Princess Rhaenyra and Queen Alicent. The show is set to take another time jump and show the older versions of the aforementioned characters. Emma D’Arcy will be seen playing the heir to the throne while Olivia Cooke will be portraying Queen Alicent.

Things are getting pretty intense in ‘HOTD’ as the time has come when two powerful ladies in House Targaryen will be going against each other for the throne. Let’s who turns out to be the winner.

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

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