(Warning: the under has spoilers from House of the Dragon.)

It would not be a royal marriage ceremony in Westeros with no little bloodshed.

Following in the footsteps of Game of Thrones‘ Crimson and Purple Weddings, Home of the Dragon‘s Sept. 18 episode featured its personal royally bloody marriage ceremony. Surprisingly, the chaos on the rehearsal dinner for Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) and Ser Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate) was not brought on by Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), Rhaenyra’s uncle who was disinherited and has an uncomfortable fixation on the princess.

As an alternative, the drama at hand was caused by Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), Rhaenyra’s lover and sworn protector. So, who precisely did Ser Criston kill? Ser Joffrey Lonmouth (Solly McLeod).

However, earlier than we soar into the brutal face-off, allow us to clarify how the 2 knights ended up on this place.

Earlier within the episode, Queen Alicent (Emily Carey), Rhaenyra’s former finest buddy and present stepmother, interrogated Ser Criston concerning the rumor that Rhaenyra was noticed being intimate together with her uncle in a brothel. Nonetheless, Ser Criston did not notice that Alicent was asking about Daemon and went on to confess that he himself had slept with the princess, breaking his vow as a member of the Kingsguard.