Rhea rightfully hates Daemon for being a monster of a man, and immediately pulling out the receipts. “Have you, at last, come to consummate our marriage?” she zings.
“The Vale’s sheep might be willing, even if I’m not.” Ouch! When the Bachelorette producers reveal that you already have a girlfriend and she comes on the show just to shit-talk you, that’s never a good sign.
Lady Rhea continues to chide a silent Daemon for being “cast aside in the favor of a little girl”—when she realizes that her husband is actually here to kill her.
Daemon scares the horse, Rhea takes a brutal fall to the ground, and she’s crushed by the large animal. He performs the coup de grâce with a giant rock, though the kill happens off-screen.
Viewers may recall that the same thing occurred with the Crabfeeder. HBO must secretly want viewers to like this guy if they won’t show us his murders in HD.
Meanwhile, Ser Criston Cole is with Princess Rhaenyra on a boat to Driftmark. She’s traveling with her father, King Viserys, to propose marriage to Corlys’ son, Laenor Velaryon.
In an interview earlier this week, actor Paddy Considine said that the king is actually suffering from leprosy, which would explain all the nasty things happening to him.
Arriving at Driftmark, no one is waiting to greet the king. Sad. Corlys’ daughter, Laena Velaryon, welcomes everyone inside, and her recasting makes it seem like she’s an entirely different person than the 12-year-old who was once offered to Viserys for marriage.