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House of the Dragon Latest Episode Poignantly Sets Up a Heartfelt Scene Between Paddy Considine and Matt Smith That Was Actually an Accident

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Episode 8, titled The Lord of the Tides of the incredible HBO show House of the Dragon is here and boy if that wasn’t a rollercoaster of emotions. As we saw how the creators of this show are trying to get us to the inciting incident of it all, the first season is nearing its end with more and more plot twists, new character development, and plenty of defining moments that could reflect the direction the show goes in the final two episodes.

One of the most powerful scenes of the episode we saw was when Rhaenyra and her uncle-husband Daemon (Matt Smith) come to King’s Landing to plead their case. Their arrival gives King Viserys the same emotional jolt he needs to Grandpa Joe his way out of bed and back into the proverbial chocolate factory known as the Red Keep. In the scene where King Viserys crown fell off his head and Daemon steps forward to place it on his brother’s head, the whole heartfelt moment was actually not scripted at all, as revealed by Entertainment Weekly.

Viserys Targaryen
Viserys Targaryen

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The accidental fall of King Viserys’ crown

When King Viserys’ crown falls as he limps up the stairs to his chair, Daemon steps forward to help his brother the last few paces, then gently places the ornament on his head. This whole scene of season 8 was actually not meant to happen. This powerful moment between the brothers was too pure that the House of the Dragon directing team kept it in the final cut. The strong bond between the brothers was truly fantastic acting by both the actors Paddy Considine and Matt Smith.

Daemon helps Viserys
Daemon helps Viserys

Even though Viserys looks like eight kinds of fried death, he immediately makes his thoughts clear: Why is everyone bickering over a succession that is already settled? Then he calls Rhaenys forward to speak, where she announces Rhaenyra’s marriage plan for her boys with Daemon’s daughters bore with the late Laena Velaryon.

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The scene where Daemon kills Vaemond Velaryon

How can we not talk about the part where Daemon stands up for Rhaenyra and her children and cuts Vaemond’s head off his body? After hearing Rhaenyra’s speech, Vaemond couldn’t stay still by declaring that Rhaenyra’s “children are BASTARDS! And she is a wh-re”, thus falling into Daemon’s wicked trap only to meet his quick demise.

Vaemond Velaryon
Vaemond Velaryon

Viserys unsteadily rises, pulling his dagger. “I will have your tongue for that,” he says. But then, all of a sudden, Vaemond is missing the top half of his face… because Daemon has used his sword to slice off the northern third of his skull from behind. “He can keep his tongue,” the prince says. Despite all of the death, discord, and decapitation, they all continue to have the dinner for which they all assembled.

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House of the Dragon Episode 9 trailer teases the violent penultimate chapter

The trailer opens with the Iron Throne under pale moonlight and Otto declaring: “The king is dead.” Otto and the small council will be deciding who’ll sit on the Iron Throne. In the trailer, Larys Strong also mysteriously says: “I’ve found out something you should know,” before the trailer cuts to a young child with silver hair.

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The main cast of House of the Dragon

While Aemond strolls around the chaos in a hooded cloak, we see Criston Cole lift his sword to Harrold Westerling, Lord Beesbury warning what they’re doing is “treason, at the least”, and two figures chasing Aegon II. It ends on a shot of a crown – not Viserys’, but Aegon the Conqueror’s, suggesting we’ll see Aegon II coronated by the end of Episode 9.

House of the Dragon Episode 9 will be available to watch on October 16 on HBO and HBO Max.

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Written by Lovkesh Singh