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House of The Dragon Episode 8 was supposed to begin with Corlys getting injured at war

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Game of Thrones has featured several ambitious characters during its run, but very few are as charismatic as the Lord of The Tides Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) in the prequel House of The Dragon. Hence it shocked a lot of fans when he was injured gravely in battle off-screen in episode 8 ‘The Lord of the Tides’, and spent two episodes in a coma. Corlys will be playing a pivotal role in the Dance of the Dragons, hence it was a relief when he finally returned in episode 10.

However, episode 8 was supposed to begin on a very different note. According to a reveal by House of The Dragon storyboard artist Adam Prescott, the episode was originally intended to begin with a war sequence, where we would have seen Corlys Velaryon and his men under attack by the triarchy, and finally, a scene where we see Corlys getting injured and drowning in the ocean under a pool of blood.

The scene was cut off, and instead, we only get a narration of the event by Corlys’ brother Vaemond Velaryon, which sets off a chain of events that leads to him losing his head.

Would you have loved to see the deleted scene? Tell us in the comments below!

Read next: Ryan Condal shares deleted scene of Baela & Rhaenys Targaryen from House of The Dragon at the Game of Thrones Convention

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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