Most followers of the brand new HBO sequence “House of the Dragon” can agree that Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) stole the third episode prefer it was a freakin’ dragon egg.
Spoilers for “House of the Dragon” under!
The remaining scene of the episode, known as “Second of His Name,” targeted on a battle sequence by which the prince fights an enemy’s military solo like “Game of Thrones” protagonist Jon Snow within the “Battle of the Bastards.”
It was thrilling, emotionally potent and deliciously satisfying when Daemon achieved victory in the long run.
However what makes the episode’s remaining moments most spectacular is that Smith’s Daemon doesn’t utter a single line all through the entire sequence, as followers identified on Twitter.
It was a efficiency so good that even longtime followers of Smith’s profession needed to be pondering, “Doctor who?” whereas watching.
The third episode offers with how the choices of King Viserys (Paddy Considine) in prior episodes affected Daemon, who’s his youthful brother, and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock), his daughter.
Viserys selected Rhaenyra to be his inheritor and rule over the continent of Westeros as an alternative of the prince — and Daemon, a deliciously petty character, ultimately retaliated by beginning a warfare with out Viserys’ consent.
Daemon teamed up with Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) to win again the Stepstones islands, an necessary transport route, from the Crabfeeder (Daniel Scott-Smith), a menacing determine who earned his nickname by crucifying his enemies on seashores to be eaten alive by crabs.
Profitable the battle would supply Daemon vindication after Viserys rejected him — and, let’s be sincere, additionally ship a giant, petulant “fuck you” to his massive bro.
However within the third episode, issues aren’t wanting nice for Daemon and Corlys. They’re shedding the battle and need assistance.
So, Viserys sends phrase to his little brother that he’s calling in reinforcements. When Daemon receives the message, all hell breaks unfastened. The prince won’t let his brother win this warfare for him.
Daemon bashes within the messenger’s head, heads into the battlefield in a rowboat and seemingly surrenders by providing his sword to an enemy soldier.
However in a dishonorable twist, Daemon kills the soldier — unleashing a firestorm.
He battles off different troopers and virtually seems defeated till Corlys’ males come to Daemon’s assist with a dragon in tow. Because the battle rages, Daemon sneaks right into a cave the place the Crabfeeder is hiding and hacks him in two. He then drags the butchered torso exterior in victory — proving that Daemon actually doesn’t want Caraxes, his dragon, to unleash his inside fireplace.