House of the Dragon Episode 6 Teased Mysterious Character's Gift of Foresight

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House of the Dragon Episode 6 was an exciting episode considering that it introduced several new actors including Emma D'Arcy and Olivia Cooke. We also got to meet new characters including Alicent Hightower's daughter who may or may not have the gift of foresight!

In House of the Dragon Episode 6, the time leap spans 10 years and introduces Viserys I Targaryen's children as teenagers. The episode shows us the king's daughter Helaena Targaryen as she inspects a bug while her mother Alicent Hightower watches. They are interrupted when Aemond Targaryen is brought to his mother after being found wandering around the dragonpit.

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Helaena immediately knows this before Aemond admits being in the dragonpit and her lines in the scene are seemingly prophetic. When her brother Aegon II is mentioned, the princess says that the last ring has no legs at all. Right after Alicent assures Aemond that he will have a dragon, Helaena says he will have to close an eye.

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Those words are in reference to the bug she is holding but they also describe what will happen to Helaena's brothers. Interestingly, some fans are convinced that the series is presenting the princess as someone who has the gift of foresight.

In George R.R. Martin's book Fire and Blood, there is no reference to Helaena being able to predict the future. However, there is a possibility that House of the Dragon will portray the princess as being more gifted than her book counterpart. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

The latest episode of House of the Dragon is now available on HBO Max. House of the Dragon Episode 7 is titled Driftmark and is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 9:00 PM EST.

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