‘House Of The Dragon’ Fans Point Out Remarkable Details In Daemon’s Battle Scene

Most fans of the new HBO series “House of the Dragon”” can confirm that Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) stole the third episode like it was a freakin’ dragon egg.

Spoilers for “House of the Dragon” below!

The episode’s final scene, titled “Second of His Name,” focused on a battle sequence in which the prince fights solo against an enemy’s army, such as Jon Snow, the protagonist of “Game of Thrones” in the “Battle of the bastards’.

It was exhilarating, emotionally powerful, and wonderfully satisfying when Daemon finally took the win.

But what makes the final moments of the episode most impressive is that Smith’s Daemon doesn’t utter a single line throughout the series, as fans noted on Twitter.

It was a performance so good that even longtime fans of Smith’s career had to think, ‘Doctor who?“While watching.

The third episode is about how the decisions of King Viserys (Paddy Considine) in earlier episodes affected Daemon, his younger brother, and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock), his daughter.

Viserys chose Rhaenyra as his heir and ruled the continent of Westeros in place of the prince – and Daemon, a delightful little character, eventually retaliated by going to war without Viserys’ consent.

Daemon teamed up with Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) to reclaim the Stepstones Islands, a major shipping route, from the Crabfeeder (Daniel Scott-Smith), a menacing figure who earned his nickname by crucifying his enemies on the beach to get alive. to be eaten by crabs.

Daniel Scott Smith as the Crab Feeder.

Winning the battle would give Daemon justification after Viserys turned him down — and, let’s face it, send a big, petulant “fuck you” to his big brother too.

But in the third episode, things don’t look great for Daemon and Corlys. They lose the battle and need help.

So, Viserys lets his little brother know that he’s calling for backup. When Daemon receives the message, all hell breaks loose. The prince will not let his brother win this war for him.

Daemon punches the messenger in the head, enters the battlefield in a rowboat, and seemingly surrenders by offering his sword to an enemy soldier.

But in a dishonorable turn, Daemon kills the soldier and unleashes a firestorm.

He fights other soldiers and appears nearly defeated until Corlys’ men come to Daemon’s aid with a dragon in tow. As the battle rages on, Daemon sneaks into a cave where the Crabfeeder is hiding and cuts it in half. He then drags the butchered torso out in victory – proving that Daemon certainly doesn’t need Caraxes, his dragon, to unleash his inner fire.