House Of The Dragon's Eve Best Says This Big Episode 9 Moment Was A Long Time Coming


When asked by interviewer Sean T. Collins why Rhaenys didn’t just take out Alicent and Aegon where they stood, Best apparently laughed for a while before diving into her answer. “I know! The temptation is there, right? In the end, she makes a bigger choice. We see that at the moment with what’s going on in Ukraine; to choose not to destroy is the better choice. That’s an important thing for us all to remember right now,” Best said.”

“It’s why she would have made such a great leader,” the actress continued. “She had, in that moment, all the power. Yet she has respect for Alicent as a woman and a mother. They understand being in the grip of other people who might torch them. They know the only right choice is not to go there. Furthermore, it’s the intelligent choice, on her part, not to torch a whole bunch of innocent people in the room. What’s to be gained? In the end, it’s not her battle. The escape she makes on the dragon is something that’s been brewing since that very moment she was passed over wrongly, unjustly, for the crown. It’s this yearning just to get the hell out and get away from the whole ruddy lot of things. When she bursts out of that arena, she’s internally saying, ‘F*** you all.’ It’s more about that than a need for revenge or destruction that the men might’ve jumped onto. She’s breaking her own glass ceiling.”

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