House Of The Dragon 2022
"House of the Dragon" premiere takes on real-world problems about women's reproductive rights
Aemma Targaryen (Sian Brooke), the queen, is in the middle of a challenging labour in the first episode of the series
In accordance with tradition, her husband, King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine), is desperate for a son to ensure a male heir to the throne
Medical counsellors suggest the king must choose between losing the baby or sacrificing the mother's life to save it
The king finally decides on the horrific treatment after much agony, and the queen is killed by the blood loss
Due to the restricted instruments of the time, Aemma calls childbirth "our battlefield" in the episode. The Hollywood Reporter's James Hibberd compared it to "Game of Thrones" for weddings
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