And, much like our old mate Game of Thrones there’s been trouble at weddings, savage murders, curiously untimely deaths, predicable betrayals, pride coming before a fall, and that old specialty…. some full-on incest between an uncle and a niece.
This Targaryen family drama – set 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones – is all about the succession to the throne of King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and after Episode 7, the chess pieces are starting to move into place.
At the end of the episode Viserys’ chosen heir to the throne, his daughter Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) was married again, this time to her blood uncle Daemon (Matt Smith). There was some lovemaking dressed up as a romantic event in Episode 8. Those bloody Targaryens.
The subsequent young potential heirs almost killed each other too, with Viserys, Daemon and Rhaenyra’s kids beating the living daylights out of each other. One of them lost an eye. That one had just tamed a dragon and looks like a right little git. One to watch, him.
So, on we go to Episode 8. It appears we’ve jumped forward in time again by a few years…