On the show, Daemon has constantly been a self-serving, joyfully evil figure, but ever since he married Rhaenyra, he has displayed a more devoted side.

Daemon pushes conflict, but Rhaenyra isn't so sure since she keeps thinking of her father, King Viserys,

telling her to keep the kingdom together. Rhaenyra and Daemon debate who is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.

Rhaenyra considers whether giving up her claim would make it simpler to accomplish that goal.

as she mentions the prophecy from the Song of Ice and Fire.

Daemon snaps and takes her by the throat

"Dreams didn't make us kings, Dragons did." says Daemon.

Daemon choked Rhaenyra because he believed Viserys had betrayed him by withholding this knowledge.