A beloved character from House of the Dragon has passed away.
The Game of Thrones spin-Sunday, off’s October 9 episode was set up to feature a confrontation between Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Alicent Hightower ( Olivia Cooke ).
However, the Deadly Battle Is yet To Begin
Alicent’s vicious side was on full display in episode seven when she held Rhaenyra at knifepoint in front of her family.
She afterward felt ashamed and berated herself in front of her father, Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), who confessed that he was secretly pleased with the decision. It was the first time, he told her, that he truly believed she understood the significance of the Iron Throne.
Major Spoilers for House of The Dragon Episode Eight Are Below – You Have Been Warned
Season eight concluded with a touching family reunion for the Targaryens as they said goodbye to King Viserys Targaryen ( Paddy Considine ).
Viserys spends his last minutes on television in bed, begging for “no more” anguish as his health rapidly deteriorates during the series. Afterward, the screen went blank, presumably signifying his death.
Many viewers have been praising Considine’s portrayal as Viserys in the show since the episode aired.
There was a message that read, “LONG LIVE KING VISERYS TARGARYEN FIRST OF HIS NAME.”
I’m going to be p****d if Paddy Considine doesn’t win an Emmy or something. One reviewer praised his “extraordinary forceful and poignant” turn as King Viserys Targaryen.
As one more spectator put it, “What a frigging performance.
Trust me, I wasn’t exaggerating. To be honest, I don’t know what to say. Now is the time to award Paddy the Emmy.