House of the Dragon Episode 4 | Checkmate

Vicious checkmate as Daemon empowers Rhaenyra to take control in totality. Doing so vanquished The Hand, unfurling a civil war with his grandson, assuming the king dies. House of the Dragon season 1.


Checkmate Rhaenyra. She totally won the initial battles after being empowered by her uncle Daemon. They had a night of fun, got a little busy. He empowered her to take control with her virginity. That was the power move here and she checkmated it. Now she’s living a lie, but she’s in the power position and the Hand learned of the incest and the Hand overplayed his hand. When your grandson is the heir that everyone wants, you better watch your back. The king booted him out. I’m not actually sure he was going to act upon anything, but now he’s absolutely going to turn on them. If the king falls, it’s Rhaenyra versus Daemon versus Prince Aegon. Rhaenyra is about to become a sea snake queen and a dragon queen. Vicious. House of the Dragon season 1.

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When you have ten dragons, only dragon battles will lead to your downfall. The poison seed in the House of the Dragon is both obvious and secret. We know Daemon is bad blood, but he’s also keeping the best interests of the kingdom in mind. Too much prosperity has left Westeros prone to attack, mainly from within. Now Prince Aegon threatens to undermine everything.

Greed and power hunger sink empires, so are we witnessing the beginning of the end? Or is this succession plan the start of a new chapter of bad ass queens ruling with an iron fist? Each decision parallels the future that we know and love, making this show all that more enveloping and interesting. We even got a warning about the coming winter… which may begin sooner than later.

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House of the Dragon is sure to keep us guessing and murder our most beloved characters. Who will be the first to fall victim to blood lust? Share with me your thoughts and make sure you watch our quick recap.

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