This meeting could have happed over chain– correspondence
Given the tragedy, the king‘s High Council is divided on whom should ultimately succeed him. Corlys cites precedent and makes a case for Daemon. But others, led by Otto, maintain that Daemon is too impulsive, too ambitious, too cruel for the Iron Throne.( Daemon, for his part, is Jay Leno- ing this meeting, which is to say He is harkening in. He is not, like, driving a classic auto and wearing a lot of denim. Just to be clear.)
rather, the other Council members suggest Rhaenyra. Cue the needful” A. a girl? On the Iron Throne?” foaming and plum– clinging and lorgnette– dropping. The king storms out, leaving the question unanswered.
Otto addresses to Alicent, his veritably! youthful! son, and suggests she go to visit the king in his chambers. To offer him. a kind observance.
For a launch, at least.
Yes, it’s gross, but it’s part of GeorgeR.R. Martin’s whole deal. Fish got ta syncope, catcalls got ta fly, daddies got ta exploit their youthful daughters.
Alicent visits the king, and we learn he is the Seven fiefdoms‘ original to a model road joe He seems to be sculpturing an enormous scale model of King’s wharf out of gravestone.
Contractually- obliged cathouse Scene 2. Daemon toasts the king‘s late child son, calling him” The Heir at law for a Day.” This angers the king, who instantly calls Daemon on whatever the Westeros fellow of a carpet is.
The sisters exchange fiery words of resentment. The king orders Daemon to leave King’s Landing and return to his woman in the Vale — and tells him he is no longer heir at law to the Iron Throne. As if in answer, the Iron Throne instantly gives the king yet another nasty cut.
In the basements of the Red Keep, the king and Rhaenyra converse, under the huge brewing cranium of Balerion, the dragon that their ancestor, Aegon the Conqueror, rode as he set about, you know, conquering.
The king tells his son that their ancestors should noway have meddled with dragons, that they are a dangerous force beyond man‘s control. And also he kind of sneaks in that she’s the new heir at law to the Iron Throne.
Cut to the Iron Throne. The lords of the Seven fiefdoms swear fealty to the king‘s recently named heir at law, Princess Rhaenyra, one by one. House Velaryon, House Hightower, House Baratheon, and also — just as we get a flashback of the king advising Rhaenyra that the world will end with a great downtime — we get a shot of the current Lord of Winterfell, Rickon Stark, swearing the pledge with those round Northern vowels I have missed so much. A nice touch.
Meanwhile, Daemon and Mysaria leave King’s wharf in a huff.
A huff, in this case, is a defile on the reverse of Daemon’s dragon Caraxes. The fact that he takes Mysaria with him explosively suggests he is not going back to the Vale as instructed.