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Warning: This article incorporates spoilers for House of the Dragon S1E9, “The Green Council.”
House of the Dragon episode 9 had loads of characters proving themselves and after virtually all the season considered one of them was Alicent Hightower.
Before we leap into specifics be warned that his episode will contact on spoilers from the newest episode of the present so be sure you have seen that earlier than studying on.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, House of the Dragon star Eve Best, who performs Rhaenys Targaryen within the present, elaborated on the second when she noticed Alicent show herself within the sequence’ penultimate episode.
Best says that, through the scene the place Alicent involves her pleading for her assist in putting in Aegon II Targaryen to the throne, the dialog that the pair share adjustments how Rhaenys seems to be at Alicent.
“Alicent really proves herself in that scene. I think Rhaenys had taken her very much for granted as somebody who doesn’t really need to be paid attention to, and she shows herself to be somebody actually to be reckoned with. I think there’s a kind of mutual respect that happens as a result of that scene. It’s two women living through the appalling treatment, abuse, repression, oppression, the horrors of this patriarchal system. They see eye to eye, they understand, they empathize.
It not only takes Rhaenys’ breath completely away, but I think it’s the first time, almost in her life really, that she feels truly vulnerable and taken aback. Alicent has just spoken directly to her heart, and in that moment it feels like the roles are completely reversed and Rhaenys is, for a moment, like a young child. Alicent’s the only one who’s seen her.”
It would appear that the dialog shared between the 2 characters had a huge impact on Rhaenys which might be seen within the episode’s climax the place she chooses to spare the lives of Alicent and her household.
Perhaps this respect will keep it up sooner or later however we’ll have to attend and see because the Dance of the Dragons kicks into full swing subsequent episode. House of the Dragon can be again with its season finale subsequent Sunday on HBO Max.