‘House of the Dragon’ fans freak out over steamy sex scenes


Well, now nobody can say that “House of the Dragon” isn’t delivering enough sex.

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for episode 4 of “House of the Dragon.”]

In Sunday night’s fourth episode of the “Game of Thrones” spinoff series “House of the Dragon,” (airing Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO), just about every character got busy. 

Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) had a steamy incestuous makeout with her uncle, Daemon (Matt Smith) in the middle of a brothel. After Daemon ditched her, she later lost her virginity to the knight Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), which is also scandalous since he’s supposed to be celibate. So, Rhaenyra did some canoodling with two men in one night: one was her much older blood relative, and one is her guard who violated his job to be with her.

Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and her guards, including Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), right.
Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and her guards, including Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), right.
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Matt Smith smirking while blonde.
Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), Rhaenyra’s uncle and one of her love interests.
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Fabien Frankel kneeling wearing armor.
Fabien Frankel as Ser Crison Cole in “House of the Dragon,” another one of Rhaenyra’s love interests.
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And, just for kicks, there was also a sex scene with King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and his wife Alicent (Emily Carey), to contrast Alicent’s boring sex life with Rhaenyra’s far more eventful one.

Now we know what Smith meant when he said there was “too much” sex on the show.

Fans of the show had strong reactions to these developments on social media. Almost immediately after the episode ended, #Daemyra — fans’ nickname for the couple — was trending on Twitter.

King Viserys (Paddy Considine) reunites with his brother, Daemon (Matt Smith), smiling at each other.
King Viserys (Paddy Considine) reunites with his brother, Daemon (Matt Smith), shortly before kicking him out again for “ruining” his daughter.
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Daemon (Matt Smith) and Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) smile at each other under a tree.
Daemon (Matt Smith) and Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) are uncle and niece…and more…in “House of the Dragon.”
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Alicent (Emily Carey) left, and Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock), right, look at each other standing under a tree in "House of the Dragon."
Alicent (Emily Carey) left, and Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock), right, in “House of the Dragon.”
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“So is this titled “The F–kig Episode” of #HouseofTheDragon cause damn it’s getting hot in here” one viewer commented, while another wrote, “Oh so this episode just everybody f–kin??” 

“Holy s–t. That make That make out sesh tho” another said

Some fans were weirded out by the entire “Daemon takes his young niece to a brothel” plot. 

“like why would he take her there ? that sh–t is weird”

Some viewers were just scandalized. 

“wait, why he KISSING HIS NIECE?! DAEMON, THAT IS YOUR NIECE” one viewer wrote.

Some fans were feeling the Daemon and Rhaenyra relationship.

Some fans were Team Criston. 

“I’m mad  Daemon is such a tease, but at least she’s got Ser Criston Cole now, I’m equally as happy,” one fan commented.

Some fans were…less Team Criston. 

“YOU MADE OUT WITH DAEMON TARGARYEN AND THEN GO BACK HOME STRAIGHT TO SER COLE ARE YOU ACTUALLY INSANE FROM THE DRAGON TO THE MULE COME ON,” one fan bemoaned.

And at least one fan was simply lost for words.

“House of the Dragon” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.