With all of this transpiring before the inevitable Dance of the Dragons, fans are waiting at the edge of their seats in breathless anticipation. Though most of the later events in the series are still left to the viewer's imagination, Episode 5 gives fans a peek at what is to come.
The tension built throughout the royal wedding celebration came to head a in Episode 5's final minutes. As Daemon whisked Rhaenyra away to ask if this marriage is what she truly wants, the crowd began to stir, separating them. Soon the crowd gathered around a hidden fight. It is then revealed that upon Joffery's hasty declaration to Ser Criston that he knows the truth about him and Rhaenyra, Ser Criston snapped and beat him to death, leaving Laenor grief-stricken.
Rhaenyra and Leanor are married moments later. As they stood in the solemn and bloodied hall and took their vows, Viserys collapsed. Episode 5 leaves fans to process the sudden and shocking turn of events that though was not as bloody, is reminiscent of Game of Throne's "Red Wedding."