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House of the Dragon Episode 5 Ending Explained- Did King Viserys Die?

Episode 5 of House of the Dragon showed King Viserys collapsing at the end of the episode, so fans wonder if he is dead. To find out about his well-being, keep reading this article.

House of the Dragon is running at a very fast pace, and the next episode will show a time jump, where we will get to see the adult versions of some of our beloved characters, including Princess Rhaenyra and Queen Alicent.

Based on George R.R Martin’s Fire and Blood, the TV show gained massive popularity with 8.9 ratings from IMDb and 85% from Rotten Tomatoes. The premiere episode of House of the Dragon also became HBO’s most watched premiere episode with 10 million viewers. And with each episode, the story of the GOT prequel is getting more interesting.

House of the Dragon | Official Trailer

House of the Dragon | Official Trailer

Note: Spoilers ahead for Episode 5 House of the Dragon

Did King Viserys Die in House of the Dragon Episode 5?

King Viserys hasn’t been well ever since he sat on the throne. It seems that the cuts he was getting from the Iron Throne are making his condition worse. He has been taking medicines to aid his sleep, and while traveling to Iron Island, he was seen vomiting. Moreover, watching him collapse at the end of the fifth episode, fans wonder whether the King will survive or die.

If you’re worried about the character’s fate, rejoice because King Viserys will live, at least for now. The preview for the sixth episode of the series has been released, and apart from showing us the time jump, it showed King Visrys alive. However, that doesn’t mean he’ll beat the deadly disease which is a form of leprosy, as in the entire preview, the King was sitting on a chair. So, there’s a chance that he’ll not be able to walk any further because of the chronic infectious disease.

What happened in House of the Dragon Episode 5?

At the beginning of the episode, Daemon’s wife, Lady Rhea Royce, is out hunting. On the way, she crosses paths with her husband, Daemon Targaryen, who crushes her after having a rocky (Pun intended) conversation.

King Viserys heads toward the Iron Islands to meet Lord Corlys as he wishes to wed his daughter Rhaenyra to Laenor Velaryon. On the other side, Alicent is upset seeing her father leaving the kingdom.

The next scene takes us to Iron Islands, where the King and his people are greeted by Laena Velaryon, who states that her father, Lord Corlys, had just returned from a long journey, due to which he couldn’t come to receive them.

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While the parents talk about the royal wedding of their children, Rhaenyra and Ser Laenor decide that they will marry just for the sake of the realm. They also decide that they would be free to seek their interests outside of their marriage.

Alicent learns about Ser Criston Cole and Rhaenyra, so she wears a green dress to the wedding feast of the princess and Ser Leanor. Everybody present was shocked to see her that way because the green outfit she choose meant war in House Hightower. Well, that scene hinted toward a war that might occur sooner rather than later.

We also see a fight break out in the middle of the hall, and we learn that Ser Criston Cole beats Laenor’s boyfriend to death. After that, the king’s guard leaves the hall, and when he is about to kill himself, Alicent stops him. Returning to the hall, we see Rhaenyra getting married to Laenor while King Viserys collapses.

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