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“That was a bit unfeeling”: Phia Saban addresses Helaena’s odd reaction to young Jaehaerys’ death

Maybe Helaena saw it all before?



princess Helaena and her mother
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The second season of House of the Dragon debuted exactly how viewers had anticipated. George R.R. Martin‘s Fire and Blood is filled with adultery, incest, violence, treachery, wars, and revenge. The story about Prince Daemon Targaryen’s hired assassins, Blood and Cheese, is the most horrific of them all. There was a twist in the House of the Dragon second season opener that many fans found disappointing.

Phia Saban explains why Blood and Cheese arc felt underwhelming

The most underwhelming thing about the Blood and Cheese arc was how much it strayed from the source material, and how odd Helaena acted in the situation. In a recent interview with Inverse, Phia Saban, who plays Helaena, explained her character’s reaction:


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“People have been like, that was a bit unfeeling. But I think you can’t underestimate how you behave in something that is as high stakes and traumatic as that. She’s someone who is so particular and specific anyway, it would be understandable that it would be an intensified version of that when the shit really hits the fan.”

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House of the Dragon showrunner explains Helaena’s weird behavior

Showrunner Ryan Condal also added his two cents about why the Green Queen acted the way she did while her son was being murdered, “We’ve definitely set up Helaena as somebody that’s tuned into a frequency that not all the other characters in the show are. Part of the thing that is frustrating about having this power of foresight is that it’s not always clear what they’re seeing. They are seeing things, but it doesn’t always manifest itself clearly until after the fact.”

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