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House Of The Dragon Fans Make Their Opinions Clear On Episode 4's Love Triangle

Spoilers for "House of the Dragon" Episode 4.

The following article includes subject matter regarding incest

If we have learned anything from the first episodes of "House of the Dragon," it's that love does not factor into the fight for succession. King Viserys (Paddy Considine) seemed to have an affectionate relationship with his late wife Aemma (Sian Brooke), but the same cannot be said for the rest of the women in the series. Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey) is used quite transparently as a political pawn by her father Otto (Rhys Ifans), while Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) is officially up on the marriage auction block. "House of the Dragon" has opinions about how women are treated and makes no secret about it.

However, there seems to still be potential for love in at least one princess's case. Episode 4, "King of the Narrow Sea," debuted Rhaenyra's romantic liaisons with not just one suitor but two. As this is a "Song of Ice and Fire" universe, naturally, both options are inappropriate in one way or another. Nevertheless, fans couldn't help but air their opinions.

Fans support Rhaenyra's right to seduce whoever she wants

During the events of "House of the Dragon" Episode 4, the ultimate taboo finally rears its head. It is widely known that Targaryens believe in wedding brothers and sisters to keep the bloodlines pure, as they view themselves as living gods in many respects. Incest is not only practiced but accepted as normal in the dynasty, so when Daemon (Matt Smith) and Rhaenyra find themselves in the throes of passion on the Street of Silk, it wasn't exactly a shock. The big surprise is that Daemon cuts the encounter short when Rhaenyra becomes more of an active participant than he bargained for. But Rhaenrya's night doesn't end there. Fans were ecstatic to see the young princess explore her sexuality with nonother than her pledged Kingsguard, Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel).

Fans on both sides of the love triangle weighed in on their respective favorite couples. Those such as @rammy_c8 were solely on Team Criston, but others couldn't ignore the magnetism between Daemon and Rhaenyra, despite the obvious controversy. "[A]pplause for Matt Smith and Milly Alcock's top tier chemistry. They had me rooting for Rhaenyra and Daemon," commended @missdanystorm. But most significantly, fans approve of Rhaenyra's empowerment in getting exactly what she wants. "I support Rhaenyra's rights, but most importantly, I support her wrongs," posted @debnmtay.