“A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.” OK, so what do we think about a Targaryen/Velaryon wedding with yet another Joffrey death? Dull? Mild-mannered? Just plain impolite? In episode 5 of House of the Dragon, we have (in my humble, and usually correct opinion), the most eventful storyline all season. It’s not that other episodes didn’t have major plot, it’s that the meat and potatoes of this episode very clearly will have such consequential rippling effects into and beyond a post-Viserys Westeros.
Recap Note: I’m stepping in for Sue today, so while I’m sure you’ll voice your displeasure in the comments below, I welcome those who are open to my own style of review.
Spoiler(ish) Note: It’s theoretically possible that the bare bones knowledge I halfheartedly remember from that one time I read Fire & Blood could affect portions of this recap, but in all honesty, this is incredibly unlikely. I do not remember most of it, and frankly, I rather like it that way. As a TV purist, I prefer to analyze the episode we just watched, rather than speculate about episodes of TV that haven’t happened yet. TL;DR, you’re probably safe, but take heed as you will.