And like our old companion Game of Thrones, there have been wedding troubles, brutal murders, intriguing sudden deaths, predictable betrayals, pride coming before the fall, and that ancient specialty…. Some complete incest between uncle and niece.
This Targaryen family drama – 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones – is about the succession of King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and after Episode 7, the chess pieces begin to move into place.
At the end of the episode, the heir to the throne chosen by Viserys, his daughter Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) remarries, this time to her blood Damon (Matt Smith). There was some love making romantic dressed up in Episode 8. These bloody Targaryens.
Subsequent potential young heirs nearly killed each other as well, with Viserys, Daemon, and Rhaenyra’s children beating living daylight from one another. Someone lost an eye. This person had just tamed a dragon and looked like a correct little gate. One to watch is.
So, we move on to Episode 8. Looks like we’ve jumped forward again a few years…