House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon episode 4 trailer reveals more secrets about Arya Stark’s dagger


HBO’s House of the Dragon is still breaking records for viewership, with each new episode receiving positive reviews. Some critics have praised the third episode of the series as being the best so far because it included the first significant battle sequence of the series.

In the Stepstones, Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) hunted the Crabfeeder (Daniel Scott Smith) while King Viserys (Paddy Considine) set out on a royal hunt. The upcoming episode, King of the Narrow Sea, has already given viewers a preview of the action to come.

Secrets about Arya Stark’s dagger

The Catspaw dagger, which eventually made its way into the hands of Westeros’s saviour, Arya Stark, appears to be getting yet another up-close look in the Game of Thrones/House of the Dragon universe (Maisie Williams).

In the opening scene of the trailer, Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) is holding the dagger above blazing flames while attempting to decipher the writing on the blade. “From my blood comes the Prince that was promised, and his will be the song of ice and fire,” she then translates for us.

Despite the three-year gap between the first episode, Heirs of the Dragon, and the upcoming fourth episode, it appears that Rhaenyra and her father, Viserys, are still thinking about the prophecy of the Prince that was promised.

With a lot of help from Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) and Corlys’ son, Laenor, Daemon defeated the Crabfeeder in the war for the Stepstones in the third episode, Second of His Name (Theo Nate). But it appears that the partying went on even after the credits rolled.

Daemon returns to King’s Landing triumphant, wearing a crown (and sporting a new hairstyle!). The fourth episode’s title, “King of the Narrow Sea,” is mentioned by him as something he claims to have been given. And it’s fortunate that this scene is significant in Targaryen history.

Without giving away too many details of the scene, I will just say that this part of Fire & Blood, the George RR Martin novel that served as the inspiration for House of the Dragon, when Daemon returns from the Stepstones, is an important one.

The tense father-daughter relationship between Viserys and Rhaenyra nearly came to a head in last week’s preview trailer, with Viserys yelling at his daughter that he “is not above tradition” when it comes to making marriage pacts in Westeros.

And despite Otto Hightower’s (Rhys Ifans) efforts to defuse the situation, it seems that the two will continue to argue. Rhaenyra sarcastically describes her engagement (to a character who is currently unknown) as an “antidote” to her father’s political headaches in a scene that appears to take place in Viserys’ chambers.

With a vicious glare in his eye, Viserys responds by declaring that Rhaenyra is his political headache. In the previous episode, Viserys had already grown weary of the inquiries regarding Rhaenyra’s lack of a husband, and this weariness may soon turn into anger.

Otto Hightower approaches Viserys later in the trailer and gets ready to deliver some “discomforting” news. Then Rhaenyra is seen calling the rumours “vile accusations,” and Viserys declares his willingness to find the source of the rumours so that he can amputate their eyes.

The remarks follow Viserys’ declaration that Rhaenyra’s “courtship” has ended, demonstrating that her father’s wish for the princess to find a match has been realised. But it’s possible that Rhaenyra will experience new issues as a result of her new partner.