Dragon House Season 1 is approaching its halfway point and things are heating up in King’s Landing. The final episode sees the triumphant return of Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) – though it turns out to be short-lived. King Viserys (Paddy Considine) finds a new reason to banish his brother during “King of the Narrow Sea”. And Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) also finds herself in hot water. She manages to So when does Dragon House Episode 5 airing on HBO?
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for House of the Dragon Episode 4, “King of the Narrow Sea.”]
Episode 4 of ‘House of the Dragon’ takes a surprising turn
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Dragon House Episode 4 sees Daemon Targaryen return to King’s Landing to celebrate the end of the Stepstone War. Unfortunately, he doesn’t stay in his brother’s good graces for long. After bringing Rhaenyra to a brothel, rumors arise about the couple – and they’re not entirely unfounded. Daemon and Rhaenyra share a moment during their adventure, though things don’t go as far as the whispers suggest.
That doesn’t stop Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) from telling the king what people are saying. In denial, Viserys defends his daughter – but he’s less forgiving when it comes to Daemon. He once again banishes his brother from King’s Landing. He also insists that Rhaenyra end her courtship, deciding that she will marry Ser Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate).
Rhaenyra accepts this, but she has her own demands. She plants seeds of mistrust between Viserys and Otto, suggesting that Otto does not have the interests of the kingdom in mind. She pushes her father to kick his Hand of the King. And he does so during the final moments of the episode, coming to the same conclusions as his daughter.
This is sure to shake things up between Rhaenyra and Alicent (Emily Carey), who both share a brief – albeit misleading – truce during “King of the Narrow Sea.” When Alicent approaches Rhaenyra about her father’s allegations, Rhaenyra convinces her that they are false. And Alicent believes her, so much so that she vouches for her to the king.
Of course, Rhaenyra omits the fact that she slept with someone after her Daemon date: Ser Criston Cole (Fabiel Franken). This omission may come back to bite her, especially if Alicent gets wind of it. Hopefully this doesn’t derail her wedding plans in Dragon House Episode 5.
When is “The House of the Dragon” playing? Episode 5 release date and time
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With so many dramas unfolding during Dragon House Episode 4, Episode 5 promises to further heighten tensions in King’s Landing. After all, Rhaenyra is getting married. And the fallout from what happened between her and Criston Cole promises to create friction, as does Otto Hightower’s firing. So when can viewers expect the next chapter of the game of thrones prequel?
New episodes of Dragon House airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, which means the fifth chapter will be released on September 18. Each episode hits HBO Max at 9 p.m. ET, allowing those on the West Coast to tune in a little earlier.
Here is the full release schedule for Dragon House Season 1:
- Episode 1 – August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 2 – August 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 3 – September 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 4 – September 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 5 – September 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 6 – September 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 7 – October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 8 – October 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 9 – October 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
- Episode 10 – October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Episode 5 will take Dragon House fans in the second half of the season, which means major changes are on the horizon. What can viewers expect next week?
What to expect when episode 5 airs on HBO
According HBO preview for Dragon House Episode 5, the next episode will feature Rhaenyra and Laenor’s wedding. Like other weddings on game of thrones, it promises to be messy. In fact, the promotional images show a fight breaking out during the festivities – although it’s unclear what’s causing all the hostility.
The preview revisits the public perception of Rhaenyra’s succession, which could be the cause of all the trouble. However, her romance with Criston Cole might as well boil over. The teaser shows the young knight drawing his sword, so he will be involved in the fight in some way.
The final moments of the preview also see Otto Hightower telling Alicent that she should prepare Aegon to direct. He reveals that King Viserys will soon perish. However, the series has been teasing this development for some time, and we’ve seen little follow-up so far.
Whatever happens in the next episode, Dragon House fans should soon prepare to bid farewell to young Rhaenyra and young Alicent. We know another time jump is coming, one that will see Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke reprise those roles. And now that we’re halfway there, it could happen at any time. Fortunately, we will be able to spend a little more time with Milly Alcock and Emily Carey in episode 5.
Dragon House Episode 5 arrives Sunday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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