(Spoilers ahead: Series premiere of House of the DragonOn HBO.

It was the series’ premiere House of the DragonThe action-packed battles, dragon flight, and, of course, the true dragonfly, kicked off things. Game of Thrones Fashion and a grisly death scene

Aemma Arryn, Queen Aemma (Sian Brooke) goes into labor, the nurses realize the baby is breached, forcing King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) to make a difficult decision: sacrifice his wife to save his heir or let the baby, presumed to be a male, die. 

To ensure his family’s future on the Iron Throne and get the son he so desired, he painfully watched as the child was cut out of Aemma’s belly, resulting in her death. The baby later died, and he later learned that his sacrifice was futile.

If you thought the scene was hard to watch, Brooke revealed “it was exhausting” to film while breaking down her bloody death on the latest episode of CelebHomes News’ digital series While You were Streaming.