The first season of House of the Dragon debuted last month, and as of right now, three episodes have been aired. The Game of Thrones prequel started off to a wonderful start as fans were excited to re-enter the land of Westeros again. The GOT fan base appears to have been effectively re-engaged by House of the Dragon, from the show’s theme song to its characters sharing traits with those in the original.
If there was one aspect of Game of Thrones that viewers loved, it was how unexpected the first few seasons were. While we haven’t quite reached the threshold of shock in House of the Dragon, the most recent episode of the prequel does contain its second death, which makes the death of Sean Bean’s Ned Stark appear even more improbable. The second death of the series occurred to be that of an antagonist, which was a stark contrast to the gruesomely traumatic spectacle of Queen Gemma Arryn’s (Sian Brooke) delivery in the first episode.
The Crabfeeder, also known as Craghas Drahar (Daniel Scott-Smith), appeared like a villain to watch out for when he was initially introduced, but shockingly, the character’s destiny was fairly shortlived as he perished at the hands of Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) in the latest episode. The Crabfeeder’s death is significant for the future of the show for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it establishes Daemon’s character as the winner of the war wager. Lord Corlys Velaryon has already given the Prince his backing as a result of this action (Steve Toussaint).
We witness Daemon (Matt Smith) bringing Drahar’s dismembered corpse outdoors for all to see after the episode. After the War for the Stepstones, according to George R.R. Martin’s novels, Daemon is crowned King of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea. Whether that scene will be in the show remains to be seen.