House of the Dragon episode 9 spoilers on Reddit, Episode 9 leaked

House of the Dragon episode 9 spoilers on Reddit, Episode 9 leaked

House of the Dragon episode 9 spoilers on Reddit, Episode 9 leaked – Season 1, Episode 8: “Lord of the Tides”
One of the things I’ve always liked about Game of Thrones is its ability to evoke real emotions about strange and grotesque scenes on paper.

I am reminded of the touching scene of Cersei and Jaime’s twin partners, getting together because of their horrific, poisoned son Joffrey, who died at his own wedding. Or my sympathy for Melisandre, the 900-year-old witch with the shadow monster who was responsible for some of the show’s most horrific actions and who, in the aftermath of the fierce battle, was briefly ash. It’s a subtle reminder that, despite its other flaws and prejudices, the human heart tends to be tolerant and compassionate in the face of pain and love.

I had a similar feeling watching House of the Dragon this week when Daemon helped Viserys ascend the steps of the Iron Throne. The King gratefully enlists the help of a fallen, murderous brother who is also now his son-in-law, and Damon retrieves the fallen crown, which he has longed for since the beginning of the show, and places it in Wesse Reese’s scales on the head they all knew it would be the last time.

Of course, if Paddy Considine and Matt Smith and the writers hadn’t spent the past seven weeks developing a relationship that shimmered with mutual affection amidst all the hostility and indignation they’d otherwise constituted, all this would have been won’t work. So after a poignant, almost wordless exchange, you wouldn’t wonder if true love and fresh dragon eggs softened Daemon, who we see a few minutes later decapitate a man in two minutes.

The scene is also symbolic in a swan song by Considine and Viserys (R.I.P.), but one of the second sons, the eclipsed and disaffected Westeros, gets most of the action .

Vaemond Velaryon (Will Johnson) sabotages everything with his strategic, if ultimately unsuccessful (and then several) petitions to sabotage his brother’s wishes and take control of his house, castle and throne. It was Daemon who first discovered Velmond’s ambitions, and eventually annihilated them for good with his sword. Edmond has broken the family’s fragile truce by toasting his “strong” nephew in anticipation of what now appears to be a looming battle.

(You can also trick Aemond’s Lucerys by making you laugh at him. But I’m excluding him for aesthetic reasons, since his name doesn’t rhyme with others.)

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