The House of Dragon shows us how power makes relationships impossible. Yes, the fourth episode of the hit series is out now. If you haven’t watched it yet, take the sneak peek from Pop Geek’s review of the episode below.
House of Dragon is a beloved family show stream worldwide. . Since the HOD episode 4 has aired, audiences have consistently arrived on Twitter to gush over it. It’s still surprising how the show has been growing its concepts after the massive impact of Game of Thrones.
While it seems pretty hard to form the same magic again, the makers have blessed the online channel with its prequel that recalls Westeros and makes a better version of its own sequel. The 3rd episode of House of Dragon showed us the victorious moments with Daemon Targaryen, aka Matt Smith, winning over the Crabfeeder in the Stepstones.
Because of this, he gained immense respect in the King’sKing’s land and emerged as a worthy contender for the throne. However, the fourth episode of House of Dragon presents that Targaryen won’t step back to use some tactics to gain power.
The House of Dragon Episode 4, titled ‘Narrow of the Sea’, centres around Targaryen’s return on the King’sKing’s landing to execute his evil plans. In the meantime, we also see the difficulties Princes Rhaenyra aka Milli Alcock, faces in finding her match, who is neither a naïve little boy nor a boring older man.
In another failed attempt to find a husband who can strengthen her place and her family’s position on the Iron Throne, Rhaenyra finds herself in a predicament, when King Oscar consistently drags her marriage idea in front of Laenor Velaryon.
On the other side, Rhaenyra also naturally rejects every lacklustre suitor that comes along the way. As Rhaenyra and Daemon become acquainted after connecting to their different marriage perspectives, the show’s storyline intensifies. Targaryen interrupts the meeting.
The House of Dragon Episode 4 kicks Daemon Targaryen riding his dragon on King’s Land to see the KingKing. Daemon proudly owns a crown given by people because of his victory over the Crab feeder. Further, stating that there can only be one KingKing, he hands over his crown to the King himself.
Even Daemon’s brother seems happy with the latter’s victory as both share a hug on Daemon’s succession. Meanwhile, Daemon, who has come back in a better version, kneels in front of the King to inform him about the victory.
So, if there is something that we can talk about, the fourth episode has geared up a high voltage for the audience this week, as many scandalous events were observed because of some conspiracy of the evil minds.
The fourth episode of House of Dragon has more sinister stuff for viewers; it needs no bloodshed to earn some shock value. The episode’s climax also drops a bomb, and it’s precisely the point where the actual game begins. The key characters of the episode, Daemon, Rhaenyra and King Viscerys, promise the most shocking elements we have ever imagined.
A few tragic moments of the episode present a flip side of Queen Alicent Hightower in which she is seen hassling to be the heir-delivering wife of King Viscerys.
In a conversation with Rhaenyra, it emerges that Lady Alicent has been robbed her entire life and has experienced the genuine pleasure of being a female.
Continuing to put the best foot forward, Milly Alcock and Matt Smith were again the greatest duos who leave us galvanized with their outstanding performance in this latest episode. It’s miserable that the more we connect with Rhaenyra, aka Alcock, the more it gets harder to see her go once the chapter of Emma D’Arcy taking the place of Princess begins.
Talking about Matt Smith’s performance, the English actor appears to be the best fit for the role of Daemon Targaryen, as he has kept us hooked on the current episode.
Unlike the past episodes, the fourth HOD episode deeply dives into intimate scenes and nudity, and it’s crystal clear how the show makers have tried hard not to make the fourth episode as vulgar as Game of Thrones. The episode’s end reveals that Rhaenyra is asked to abort her kid if she doesn’t want to carry it. In that situation, Maester approaches her bearing a tea to free Rhaenyra from any unwanted consequences her father brings.
With Episode 4’s release, it’s the scandalous mind that has brought the shock waves in contrast to the physical actions. The show does so many little things well while approaching the time. This week’s mind-blowing scene communicates well with the context of ancient history and human contradictions.
At the exact moment, while continually approaching the time, some show scenes should quickly come to the forefront. All that is important is managing the big things rightfully without contradicting them as per the situations, which the House of Dragon Episode 4 has done very well.
With a total runtime of 1hour and two minutes, the House of Dragon Episode 4 has left many questions about what will happen next in the story and the twists and turns going to take place ahead. Hopefully, next week we can get the same energy this episode has offered us, or to the least, it must comprise some eye-hooking drama for distraction.
The fourth episode of the House of Dragon is quieter, mostly an action-free episode that focuses on sex position and dynastic matters after the previous action-filled episode. It’s well played, but unfortunately, some self-involved characters need to put more effort if they want to set a higher standard, as its sequel, Game of Thrones, did.