Schwing! of the Narrow Sea: A House of the Dragon Twitter Recap

Young Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock), Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), King's Landing, Red Keep 1x04

This week in House of the Dragon Twitter, people mostly tweeted about all the boning, both incestuous and the acts occurring with people outside of the Targaryen family. The episode’s sexual shenanigans drew a variety of reactions and inspired debate (and some envy). Fans also loved the scrappy Blackwood kid and enjoyed the inglorious sacking of Otto Hightower, now-former Hand of the King. I would say more but I drank entirely too much wine while enjoying all your funny tweets so here’s your weekly twitcap, you clever bastards.

PS Next week, we have a wedding to look forward to which always ends well in Westeros!!!

As always, please give the app a moment to load the recap. You’re all very funny and observant and I’d hate to chop out even more tweets. It’s like choosing between children. Very funny children that make incest and weird armor jokes.

Sue the Fury
Susan Miller, Editor in Chief of WatchersOnTheWall.com

14 Comments

  1. Bwahahahaha. The Jonathan Frakes compilation, and Viserys with the Bobby B laser eyes got me. 😆 I hate Twitter because I’m the type who likes “keeping up” with posts, and it’s impossible on there, so I always like seeing a sum up. 🙂

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  2. I don’t get the hate for Viserys. Yeah, his decisions haven’t been the best, but he’s easily one of (if not the) most likeable characters in the series.

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  3. Malcolm Ferguson:
    I don’t get the hate for Viserys. Yeah, his decisions haven’t been the best, but he’s easily one of (if not the) most likeable characters in the series.

    At this point, he’s my favourite character. I suppose I can empathize with him the most, being in charge but hating decision making and “fucking politicking”. Especially liked him in Episode 4.

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  4. Just finished watching the episode (was a little busy this week). Really enjoyed it and am loving the writing so far (especially in the last two episodes). Condal and crew are proving that they can write character rich dialogue scenes that have subtext and nuance and get across exposition very naturally. I also noticed that the language they use seems a little more authentic to the period than Dan and Dave’s without sacrificing clarity.

    The scene in the beginning at Storm’s End was awesome, were they not able to get Richard Dormer back to play Beric Dondarrion? I’m assuming that was him because it mentioned Beric in the subtitles and obviously they mentioned his last name.

    With all that’s happened, still have 6 hours to go. Looking forward to it.

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  5. LatrineDiggerBrian,

    That wasn’t our Beric. This is 172 years ago (or, I guess, 168 at this point). Probably just an ancestor with the same name (they do like to reuse them). Either that, or whoever wrote the subtitles messed up.

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  6. •Oh man, after reading all of the fan reactions to Rhaenyra’s big love scene, it’ll be sad to see Milly Alcock be replaced. Who knows? The showrunners must have seen something special in Emma D’Arcy to cast her in the pivotal role of Adult Rhaenyra.

    • BTW: Got a (sad) chuckle out of the Twitter meme & commentary: ”me realizing Rhaenyra has better access to abortion than I do in the US.”

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  7. My take on the Rhaenyra/Criston sex scene is that it ultimately was consensual, but at the same time, she WAS taking advantage of him… though not necessarily on purpose. It was definitely short-sighted and careless of her, but I don’t think she was playing with his emotions, or anything. I think she simply became very horny after what Daemon showed her (and especially after he left her hanging), and Criston is someone she has a genuine attraction to. She just wasn’t really thinking about the potential consequences.
    HE, however, WAS. What I don’t know if she realizes is that that moment meant a LOT more to him than it did to her. To her, it was just a bit of fun. To him, it was a monumental decision. He can either break his vow as a Kingsguard, or defy his princess (who he is also genuinely attracted to, I think). Ultimately, her pressuring led him to give in to his desires, and break his vow.
    I think this knowledge that he broke his vow is really going to weigh on him, and I don’t think Rhaenyra understands that. I can see this leading to a rift between them.

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  8. Malcolm Ferguson:
    My take on the Rhaenyra/Criston sex scene is that it ultimately was consensual, but at the same time, she WAS taking advantage of him… though not necessarily on purpose. It was definitely short-sighted and careless of her, but I don’t think she was playing with his emotions, or anything. I think she simply became very horny after what Daemon showed her (and especially after he left her hanging), and Criston is someone she has a genuine attraction to.

    This!

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