LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15:  Milly Alcock attends the "House Of The Dragon" Sky Group Premiere in Leicester Square on August 15, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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House Of The Dragon Gave The Most Unsettling Scene Yet In Westeros
Plenty of players in HBO's "Game of Thrones" were scarred physically and mentally via their journeys, which left audiences wincing on their couches for eight epic seasons. Now it appears that after only two episodes of "House of the Dragon," the prequel series has set another bar for uncomfortable viewing.
The second episode shows an excruciating conversation between King Viserys and Laena Velaryon (Nova Foueillis-Mosé), the youngest child of Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussant) and Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best). What begins as an innocent encounter between a child and a king becomes sinister as the 12-year-old puts herself forward as potential marriage material to the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
This "House of the Dragon" episode confirms that even the century before Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) wed Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), females are bargaining chips first and people second. Though it is not surprising, the whole sequence is a grotesque and skin-crawling discussion, reminding audiences of just what kind of world they've been away from.