house of the dragon Fans have compared the shocking and gory events of the latest episode to the infamous Red Wedding episode game of Thrones.
The fifth episode of the HBO prequel series aired Sunday (September 18) and surprised many viewers with its dramatic ending.
The part is the last one starring Milly Alcock and Emily Carey as Rhaenyra and Alicent. In the next episode, their roles will be assumed by Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke, who will play older versions of the characters after a time warp.
Spoilers for House of the Dragon episode five below…
Episode five culminated in Rhaenyra marrying Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate).
At the celebrations, Laenor’s lover, Ser Joffrey Lonmouth (Solly McLeod), discovers that Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel) is Rhaenyra’s love interest, and suggests they both keep things quiet for their own good.
However, the suggestion leads to a fight between the two, causing Cole to go into a rage and beating Lonmouth to a pulp with his bare hands.
Viewers are left with a haunting image of Lonmouth’s face crushed by Cole’s fists.
The shocking act of violence at a wedding reminded many viewers of the fan-favorite third season game of Thrones Episode “The Rains of Castamere” where the Red Wedding took place.
The Red Wedding was a massacre orchestrated by Lord Walder Frey (David Bradley) as an act of revenge against Robb Stark (Richard Madden) for breaking the marriage pact between House Stark and House Frey.
Talisa Stark (Oona Chaplin), Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) and Robb Stark are among those killed in the murders.
“Yesterday’s episode gave #HAVE Red Wedding,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another added: “They really made Laenor crawl on the floor to Joffrey’s body like Robb crawled to Talisa’s body at the Red Wedding…”
Others also talked about The Purple Wedding, the Season 4 episode of game of Thrones King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) is murdered.
Some dubbed the recently released one house of the dragon Follow the “Green Wedding” in a nod to Alicent’s bold choice of clothing.
“It wasn’t the Red Wedding, but it was in the same category of awfulness,” said a third person.
Another wrote: “Red Wedding equivalent! Great ending.”
house of the dragon airs weekly on Sundays in the US, with the UK premiere arriving on Sky the next morning at 2am.
The episodes will then be repeated on Mondays at 9 p.m. and can be streamed on Sky and NOW after their first broadcast.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/house-of-the-dragon-episode-5-red-wedding-b2170543.html House of the Dragon viewers liken the ‘awesome’ latest installment to the Red Wedding